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Bala Massacre and Exmoor Beastie cancelled due to severe weather warnings

by Ken Hull & Tony Paine 16 Mar 2018 12:05 GMT 18 March 2018
Hardy safety boat crew in the snow on day 3 of the Alton Water Frostbite Series © Emer Berry

EVENTS CANCELLED DUE TO SEVERE WEATHER WARNINGS

Exmoor Beastie

We have waited as long as we can but I am sorry to say we have had to pull the plug on the Beastie. The forecast has not relented - currently 20mph onshore, gusting 40mph, temperatures below zero all day, possibility of snow, yellow weather warning...

We know that, whatever the forecast, it is likely to be a bit worse at the club which is on the edge of Exmoor. Launching would be hazardous to say the least and even if a few hardy sailors may have braved it, it would not be the event it should be.

A decision not taken lightly.

Tony Paine (Sailing Sec Wimbleball Sailing Club)

Bala Massacre

Unfortunately the Bala Massacre 3 hour pursuit race has had to be cancelled due to some severe weather forecasts. Gust of 38 mph and wind chill of minus 6 degrees makes it unsafe.

The club's Easter Regatta and Vareo Inlands two weeks later are still on, so we do hope to see you then.

Ken Hull (Bala Club Secretary)

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