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Old 19 September 2014, 04:23   #71
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Hi, what are your thoughts on the forecast ?

Saturday is looking great.

But Im now seeing a windy, bumpy Sunday and have a crew of 3 who really dont have any idea of what that may mean.
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Old 19 September 2014, 05:37   #72
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Its touch and go, you could luck out on the Sunday and it won't be as bad as forecast.

I read as 3-4, occasionally gusting 5 which while is fine for the boats, it could be unpleasant for the inexperienced mid channel with no where to hide.

I will go with the majority. If it's a no, does anyone fancy a full day out Saturday, Weymouth perhaps, to avoid loosing a weekend on the water?
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Old 19 September 2014, 05:49   #73
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If it was me on my own, Id go. But one of my crew has never been out before, the others are fair weather sailers (think Bermuda on holiday).

I think a f4 would be a tad too much for them.

Im quite happy to go to Weymouth via Lulworth etc for lunch and back. Taking all day is fine with me.

Of course, it could change on Saturday morning and be a better forecast.

Thoughts ?
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With the current forecast - great for Saturday, and sunny and F4 (15mph steady, gusting 20) NNE wind direction for Sunday in Cherbourg (with less near the UK coast - 12 to 15 mph in the afternoon), I'd expect the run back to be "choppy" but not rough.
It's neap tides so there shouldn't be much tidal swell.
I'm still up for the crossing if anyone else is.
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I'm certainly still up for going. I don't think it looks rough enough to abort this. I think you'll find it will be excellent. Although I'm in a largeish boat, size, (in this case!) won't really matter as we'll cruise at the comfortable speed of the slowest boat - no need to feel like its going to be hard going, we'll just slow down if its even necessary.
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Ive had a chat with my crew and they are undecided.

So I will see on the day - but dont let that change your plans. You guys do what your happy to do. I will either tag along, or bail out.

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I thought this looked ok WindGURU: France - cherbourg
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Being the smallest and slowest boat, I am keen to go as-long as everyone keeps together and goes at my pace :-) just checking with my crew member for final confirmation.
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Great Andy - Saturday looks perfect, Sunday looks easily good enough to me.
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Can I have a copy of the passage plan? Just for information about your trip?
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