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    Default wevver.

    Based on current gribs,
    drafty Thursday night, fine if you don't mind F6 forward of the beam.
    A pleasant sail on Friday.
    Long motor back on Sunday.
    was BIGNICK, SkyTalk, MoodyNick in the past.

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    Default Re: wevver.

    seems to be changing again..

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    Default Re: wevver.

    Blimey Nick, don't you know better than to trust weather forecasts 4 days ahead yet?

    We'll review from Wed evening and thoughout Thursday

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    Default Re: wevver.

    Who said anything about trusting it??

    There is no harm in looking at the forecast as it evolves during the week to spot trends, rates of change etc., and making provisional plans.

    Like you, I will look at it in more detail on Thursday morning and make a decision early afternoon.

    BTW, you are getting predictable - I knew you would respond along these lines, just wasn't sure when [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

    Looking forward to a great weekend.
    Nick
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    Default Re: wevver.

    [ QUOTE ]
    BTW, you are getting predictable - I knew you would respond along these lines, just wasn't sure when

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I just so knew you were going to say that!

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    Default Re: wevver.

    Posted a similar musing on Scuttlebutt before I saw this thread!!

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    Roger,

    based on grib.us - in which I have gained a lot of trust, having crossed Biscay based on its information - I dont see a problem getting from St Vaast to Cherbourg on Saturday.

    The decision for us is still a Thursday night crossing to St Vaast or Friday daytime direct to Cherbourg. This wont be made until Thursday lunchtime, just before I leave home.

    We may well spend the night on the LTSC pontoon on Thursday and aim to clear the Needles 0700ish.
    was BIGNICK, SkyTalk, MoodyNick in the past.

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    Never sail to a timetable but we are booked into Fuscias for 20.00!!

    Please keep me updated with your latest info/opinion.

    I am concious that as the only qualified person on Janes Buoy I will be making the decision for the other 7 of which one young girl has only sailed dinghys so I want to choose the best weather as i would hate to be responsible for putting her off for life. If Friday a lot better I would delay and go straight to Cherbourg.

    Need to get to Cherbourg early on Saturday though to get enough beer in for visitors!!

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    Default Re: wevver.

    I have looked at XC Weather and made my passage plan including sails to be used.

    Gentle broad reach over Sat in winds between 7 and 9 mph and sunny skies.

    Departing Chbg on Sunday 8:00 am wind will be north 5mph. Once we have had a few croissants and a cup of coffee - sea will be smooth am - the wind will back southwest and increase to 13mph so we will raise the asymmetric and have a gentle sail back.

    Looks good to me!

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    [ QUOTE ]
    Please keep me updated with your latest info/opinion.

    [/ QUOTE ]Happy to oblige - once Tome circulates the alleged list of skippers' contact details.
    was BIGNICK, SkyTalk, MoodyNick in the past.

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