Originally Posted by Avocet
I'm not sure what rose coloured weather site you're using but the met office are currently forecasting south-westerly 23mph gusting 40mph for Saturday and describing it as: "Saturday stays blustery with further showers with more sunshine and less showers for Sunday". Sunday's wind is 15mph gusting 27mph.
.....nonetheless Mrs A and I will try to be there - although we will need to be back home for Sunday lunch.
I've been using the XCWeather forecast and for Bembridge it's still showing Saturday as mostly sunny with scattered clouds, and Sunday is wall to wall sunshine. This is down from sunny all weekend when I did the post yesterday (Tuesday).
You're right about the wind though - but fortunately the West / South-Westerly direction is perfect for the Bembridge side of the Island. An Easterly would have been much worse!
Rick and I will be out for Saturday night almost whatever the weather - if no one ends up wanting to camp in tents (rather than on their boats) then we may move the overnight location to somewhere with food available rather than a cold evening BBQ - but we'll make that call on Friday probably if we know no-one is intending to camp, or if XCWeather turns much wetter.
As a plan B - there's Rib racing off Poole on Sunday (see the Racing section) which we might try and get to - but as you have pointed out, the strong South Westerly may make Poole Bay a bit lumpy