Originally Posted by codprawn
Just in case anyone is thinking of going out today - DON'T.
Most of the West coast will be hit by possibly storm force 10 or 11 - my poor roof!!! Will have to check on the boat as well - harbour is quite well sheltered but that's one hell of a blow!!!
Er, I went for a play in the Solent, reasonably sheltered, but still suffered from the 'Solent Chop'. Radio traffic caught my attention, someone capsized just off the needles, and worse still, it was a RIB
Seems skipper and crew were on the upturned hull. The Freshwater lifeboat crew described it as "rough". Another RIB (no names to spare any blushes) was standing by to help if needed. Just hope the casualty was no-one from RIBNET. Lifeboat crew recovered stranded crew with the chopper in attendance. I bet that spoiled their whole day