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Old 26 June 2009, 14:23   #201
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Thanks to everyone who has sent me the details. The definitive email will go out at 20.00.

I will send a copy to David who has offered to add it to the laminated sheet.

There has been some good advice from NMCG which is to tick in a tight formation if the fog comes in. Perhaps we can adopt the motcycle riders formation on being two or three abreast and staggeed so no one is behing anyone. Chevron style?

If it is foggy, I am sure Tim will advise us on 72 on the best procedure.
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Thats fine Sound fog signals reduce speed radar reflectors up note your position and trust you compass .

Group call to the cruise is call sign Floptilla then your boat name please use it if you want to slow down or stop for a rest or have an emergency.
Otherwise keep 72 clear .
See you at 1100
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Old 26 June 2009, 14:49   #202
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Would be going up tonight if only the boat was afloat. One of the problems with a drying mooring . Looks absolutely beautiful out there this evening.
It is stupendous! Rubbish weather for sailing
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Dolphins

I *so* hope we see some.
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Ok neck on line here Sea state smooth winds 5 mph F2 for Sat and Sunday
Chance of rain small, chance of Fog / Mist early hours clearing by miday .

See ya at 1100 hours
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Old 27 June 2009, 02:34   #205
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Not a breath of wind here in Jersey. Lets hope it stays that way Hope you all have a good crossing and see you in a few hours.
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Not a breath of wind here in Jersey. Lets hope it stays that way Hope you all have a good crossing and see you in a few hours.
Just looked out of my bedroom window, doesn't get any flatter than that!
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Not a breath of wind here in Jersey. Lets hope it stays that way Hope you all have a good crossing and see you in a few hours.
Yes indeed!

Alderney - 4kn W, vis 3.7 miles

Solent - 2kn Var, vis 1.0 miles

Forecast from 7 am Saturday to 7 am Sunday.
Wind: Mainly NW to W F1 to 3, becoming variable with sea breezes then NE to E F2 to 4 by evening.
Forecast: Mainly fair. Chance of isolated showers this evening especially near French coasts. Risk of local mist or sea fog banks.
Visibility: Mainly good.
Sea State: Smooth or slight.
Swell: Not significant.
Sea Temp: 16

Forecast from 7 am Sunday to 7 am Monday
Wind: Ely F2 or 3, locally F4. Some sea breezes developing.
Forecast: Generally fair. Risk of fog patches especially in the N. Chance of isolated showers Sunday evening.
Visibility: Mainly good.
Sea State: Smooth or slight.

Data from Jersey Met, last updated on Saturday 27th June 2009 at 07:36


There are currently no storms being detected by the IOW weather lightning strike report.
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I am happy to report that despite really grim fog (sub 100m vis) the RIB.net channel crossing Floptilla arrived safely in Braye this afternoon.

Expect some stunning photos soon!
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I am really glad that the trip went without incident ( except the fog) and that all arrived safely. Looking forward to the photos. Wishing all a safe return.
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Just a few photos!

Hope the 'floptilla' had a good crossing back. Our return to Jersey started out a bit lumpy, but got better the further south we were. A selection of photos attached. Full res images can be emailed if anyone wants.
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