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Old 26 June 2005, 06:37   #1
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Discresion is the better part of valour

Set off this morning on the trip to Cowes, but shortly after rounding St Antonys lighthouse in Falmouth Bay, we hit the largest swell I have ever been out in.

Eventually it got so bad that we took a wave right over the cabin roof so we have aborted for today and will see what the forecast is for tommorrow, but it doesn't look good as the easterly is expected to continue and build.

So it looks like I will not be at the Review after all.
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Old 26 June 2005, 07:35   #2
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You could come up by car... im sure someone will have room
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Old 26 June 2005, 08:30   #3
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Set off this morning on the trip to Cowes, but shortly after rounding St Antonys lighthouse in Falmouth Bay, we hit the largest swell I have ever been out in.

Eventually it got so bad that we took a wave right over the cabin roof so we have aborted for today and will see what the forecast is for tommorrow, but it doesn't look good as the easterly is expected to continue and build.

So it looks like I will not be at the Review after all.
Thought that was what your boat was built for??? How did it handle it?
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Good decision Alex.
If you feel uncomfortable, go back.
If you get frightened, it's too late!
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Old 26 June 2005, 12:39   #5
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Coders, the boat handled it fine..


But it did not fancy trying it all the way from Falmouth to the Isle of Wight. There is always tommorow.
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Old 26 June 2005, 13:54   #6
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Lets hope for better conditiond tomorrow. I was looking foreward to seeing Silver Fern in the flesh.

What sort of wind strength have you got down there?
F3 NE here in the Solent.
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Old 26 June 2005, 13:58   #7
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The wind is only a 4-5, that is what surprised us, we were not expecting a swell that size (5-6m).
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Crumbs, that is a lot for the weather we have had. Adverse tide? Portland could be fun if you miss timed it.
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Old 26 June 2005, 18:14   #9
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Good decision Alex.
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Hear hear !

(However we thought we saw you in Cowes yesterdy Alex !!! (The Folly) )

Hope you get here safely.

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