Originally Posted by Martin
Has anybody else been looking at the weather for Saturday? Seems to be possibly West Force 5. Now I know that we are all tough ribsters but does it seem to be a good idea to be rounding Selsey my reckoning at about 11.00 ish just when the tide is turning to give wind over tide situation?
As we are approaching springs at around 11.00 ish the tide will be approximately 0.8 knot and by about 11.30 2.2 knots against us and the prevailing wind! I can imagine that it could get quite nasty around there.
At around 9.00/9.30 I reckon the tide would be with us, making for a more pleasant trip.
This is my current thinking open to suggestions and advice.
Clealry the weather forecast may change and it is too early to decide, but just throwing this into the melting pot!
Phil & I tend to agree with Martin and suggest an earlier start. Also best to avoid Selsy Bill and take the slightly longer route via Outter Owers.
Can we suggest a meet at the Owers at 10:00
Paul, yes we would like to take up your kind offer and nominate you the leader of the Solent group. Can you please print out the lastest list and ensure that nobody is left behind.
From LApmton to the Owers it is 10 Nm
from the Owers to Nab Tower it is also 10 Nm but you will be no need to go up as far as Nab Tower only much earlier to set course on the Outter Owers
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Have a safe an enjoyable crossing