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  1. #1
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    Default Bon Voyage, everyone

    Hope you have a good time; missing you already [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img].

    Hope to see you all next year....
    Itis apis spotanda bigon etoo

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Bon Voyage, everyone

    I ain't gone yet ... have you looked outside this morning?!

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    Default Re: Bon Voyage, everyone

    Something up?
    was BIGNICK, SkyTalk, MoodyNick in the past.

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    Default Re: Bon Voyage, everyone

    Looked outside? I was standing on the station platform at 7.30!

    Sunday looks like a cracking sail back, at the moment.
    Itis apis spotanda bigon etoo

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    Default Re: Bon Voyage, everyone

    You looked at the forecast for lunchtime Friday?


    UGRIB is suggesting 25knots for 1200 Friday ... when my original plan was to be mid channel .... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] so looking at other options atm [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Bon Voyage, everyone

    Yup - it does doesn't it ... just got to work out how to get there without spilling the beer first ... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Bon Voyage, everyone

    Ah, just as I thought. Now I could respond by asking if your boat doesnt sail in a F6, but I wouldnt want to provoke you into taking a decision based on valour rather than discretion.

    So to be serious, the options seem to be:
    - overnight tonight with wind somewhere west of SW but dark and lumpy
    - Friday, head for Cherbourg wind somewhere south of SW, a bit blowy at midday but at least the tide will be slack then. Hope we dont end up downwind of Cherbourg, albeit uptide.
    - Friday head for Cherbourg as above, but may divert to St Vaast
    - Friday evening departure - motor across in residual lumpiness.

    Dependant on discussions with crew this afternoon, option 2/3 is looking favourite.

    All IMHO of course
    was BIGNICK, SkyTalk, MoodyNick in the past.

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    Default Re: Bon Voyage, everyone

    Of course she sails in a F6 .... but I'd rather be a little more upright in less of a sea = quicker trip, rather than a 14hr slog upwind!

    Option 2/3 - the amount of blowiness Midday is what I'd like to avoid (I'd planned on an 0400 departure to get into Cherbourg before sunset friday PM so would be midchannel for the worst of the weather) - remembering that we're exiting via the Nab so even worse angle (200T) for CBerg...

    I'm consulting the other crew now - and suggested a potential delay start on Friday AM so we're just leaving the confines of the solent when the wind starts to ease... it'll still be lumpy, but shouldn't be so windy and it's forecast to veer ... the downside is that we'll end up in Cherbourg in the dark (my first time in as skipper) which in itself isn't too much of an issue, but we'll miss out on dinner in a french restaurant... [img]/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Bon Voyage, everyone

    well my dash over Friday evening is looking less likely due to both the likely conditions and the fact that my crew has magically managed to loose 3 hrs Friday pm leaving a slower trip and early departure impractical.

    Don't you just hate it when the weather won't play ball?

    We may well be in the vicinity over the weekend but as to actually making CHerbourg at all - that's now in single digit %'ages........have a great time all! [img]/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img]

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    Default Re: Bon Voyage, everyone

    I too, had planned to leave Chichester Harbour on Friday morning around 0500, and am looking closely at the forecast. Currently have asked all 3 crew their views and am waiting for replies - all done the crossing many times. It's not so much the F6 but the fact that from Chi we will be heading pretty much straight into it - with the first 5/6 hours with wind over tide, and after a couple of days of a steady blow the sea will be quite lumpy. Doesn't add up to a very pleasant motor sail....Moody's not renowned for close wind sailing. Under normal circumstances with usual crew,i.e. SWMBO we wouldn't go......she also said this morning "rather you than me". However, with 3 crew it's a slightly different call.....still to be decided.

    Need to lock out of marina this evening to pick up a buoy in the Harbour so may have to wait till then for final decision

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