messing about in boats

Come On Fair Weather

Posted in Sailing by Joseph Moore on February 24, 2010

I’ve been glued to this page for the past few days, waiting for a decent weather window to get down to the quarter tonner and make some repairs.

Saturday’s almost looking sensible: Nearly warm, nearly dry, nearly calm. Fingers crossed!


November Weather

Posted in Sailing by Joseph Moore on November 29, 2009

The weather’s been officially rubbish this November. Gales, rain and chilly temperatures. My alarm went off this morning and I woke to dark skies, howling wind and a thoroughly unpleasant hail storm. Couple that with an afternoon of digging stumps out of a friend’s garden yesterday and climbing into some rubber gear to go sailing wasn’t looking or feeling too inviting.

Still, now it’s just gone 11am and the sun is shining, the wind has died and it’s even getting relatively warm. Maybe a trip down to the barn to sort out my Fireball ready to sell her. After all, I waved goodbye to Mushy Peas yesterday so it’s starting to get quite empty in there now; Which is a good thing I guess as boats really should be sailed. Plus it frees up a load of space if and when I decide to get stuck in to boat building.

At least in the time it’s taken to write that paragraph it’s started raining again…

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Weather Forecasts

Posted in Sailing by Joseph Moore on October 8, 2009

I’m keeping an eye on Sunday’s weather for the racing. Since we missed the start of the Autumn PM series last week due to catastrophic kite sock failure it’d be good to get a result in this week. We’ll win, of course, unless some other bugger turns up, which they will I hope.

Anyway, the weather. Yesterday it said force 4, today it says force 0. That’s guesswork for you…