Originally Posted by martini
Looks like you got out just in time, calm before the storm. Wind speed at the pierheads has gone from 1 knot to 20 knots and I just heard a mayday relay from Cross Corsen
35 knots by midnight
I think we were lucky with our window of weather yesterday afternoon. There was still a fair breeze and fog up in Alderney when we left, but once past the Ecrehoes the sea flattened out and it was eerily calm. The rain also stopped which was nice, especially after suffering an hour of being battered by needles of water and poor vis.
I registered 31 knots at home last night. A very sharp rise and then fall of wind, most odd.