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rubbish winds to date this year

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Topic: rubbish winds to date this year
Posted By: Gordon 1430
Subject: rubbish winds to date this year
Date Posted: 11 Jun 18 at 3:33pm
Any body else longing for a decent SW breeze, all we seem to get are variations on an Easterly since the start of the season.
to date I can remember 2 SW above force 1 this year.


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Gordon
Phantom 1430



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Posted By: turnturtle
Date Posted: 11 Jun 18 at 4:02pm
Atlantic low coming in later this week - but it might top out for some boats n' folks out there.

I know what you mean though.... there's only been two Wednesdays so far when FOMO has kicked in and I've had a pang of regret for delaying a boat purchase by another summer.


Posted By: iGRF
Date Posted: 11 Jun 18 at 4:03pm
It's me.. I've got a boat that needs wind... Normally I sail boats and do well when it's light, so we get windy.. now I need windy for my trapezing and we're getting this North & East crap, week in week out. I've totally jinxed it, sorry.

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Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 11 Jun 18 at 5:50pm
I was out Saturday, no wind at ground level, but was getting a draught in the top of the sail, just enough to ghost along, that and a couple of 5 mph gusts at ground level.
Wind indicator on bottom of mast was just rotating, mast head indicator was only reliable hint.


Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date Posted: 11 Jun 18 at 9:03pm
Drifter on Sunday at the flash but had a couple of decent (ish) sails in Holyhead bay last week in 6-10 knots despite it being N-NE. Can't complain up here in t'North....



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Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"


Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 11 Jun 18 at 9:10pm
Plenty of wind at the moment, let's hope it lasts until saturday


Posted By: Steve411
Date Posted: 12 Jun 18 at 8:43am
10-15 knots in Plymouth on both Saturday and Sunday weekend just gone. Sunny too!

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Steve B
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D-Zero 11

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Posted By: Turkey Pie
Date Posted: 12 Jun 18 at 9:31pm
Been pretty lucky at Wilsonian SC on the Medway in Kent. The light easterly has been beefed up by a bit of sea breeze most days. 10 Mustos there now BTW




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