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Old 14 April 2011, 04:55   #401
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Dodgy thermometer or heat off all the passing tankers.
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Old 14 April 2011, 11:52   #402
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Hot air eminating from Alderney, it's quite common
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Windfinder have their forecast up for next friday, easterly 20kts in the Channel.
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There's time for it to change. Will be making my decision over the weekend as to whether to launch on Monday or not. May launch regardless in the hope we have some good weather over the easter break even if Paris doesn't happen.
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I updated the Garmin waypoint file this morning, it is on our web server here:

http://www.alderneymarine.com/roadto...oadtorouen.gdb

If the weather on the Friday is grim, but better on Saturday do you have wriggle room to leave a day later? I guess the Sunday locking is going to be the big problem.
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Forecast has suddenly improved considerably as of 30 mins ago, must have been that bird that sh*t on my head this morning
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Forecast has suddenly improved considerably as of 30 mins ago, must have been that bird that sh*t on my head this morning
Meant to be good luck.

The forecast for Friday on Windfinder has changed a fair bit eh! F4 SE, dropping to F1 by Sunday!

The Met Office are predicting a High the size of Canada lurking out in the Atlantic by mid week.
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must have been that bird that sh*t on my head this morning
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Forecast has suddenly improved considerably as of 30 mins ago
Lets hope it stays that way.
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...must have been that bird that sh*t on my head this morning
No second date then?
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Windfinder currently offering F4/3 SE on the 22nd, improving on Sat and Sun, then F4/5 ENE on the Monday.
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No second date then?
Didn't even get a phone number
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The weather for Friday is certainly improving and a Channel crossing should be manageable - albeit with a little discomfort and certainly not at WOT! Whilst Alderney is clear of mist on both Friday and Saturday, XC Weather is currently showing Le Havre as 'misty' all day Saturday.
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Mist and fog seems to be quite common for the Seine Estuary from what I've read. My AIS will come in very handy if that's the case!
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We crossed the channel today by Incat and it was absolutely balmy, in the RIB we would have easily maintained cruising speed all the way across.
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Latest forecast is giving consistent weather for the weekend and start of the week, F3 from the east.

Avocet, your crossing should be ok with F3/4 ESE. Keep an eye out for Orca as several have been spotted!
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The weekend forecast has been steadily improving all week, by the time we get to Friday it'll be glassy with any luck
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i'm coming your way this weekend, there was a windy weather front towards the end of the weekend, it has slowly been getting better, it did forcast f6/7 for sunday and monday, but it look's good now and i'm off to st vaast in a 60 footer
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Give us a wave if we come past you then!
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there'll be a few biggish boats, i'll be on victoria, she a sealine t60
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... by the time we get to Friday it'll be glassy with any luck
It is like that out there now, glorious.
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