Saturday, June 07, 2008

High Winds Expected For Maud


Those competing in the Maud cup single-handed race may be in for a wild ride today! I'm thinking particularly of those normally flying big genoas on masthead rigs. Here is the Environment Canada marine forecast from this morning.

Strong wind warning in effect...
Winds variable less than 10 knots becoming southwest 10 to 20 this morning then increasing to 15 to 25 late this morning. Risk of gusts in thunderstorms early this morning. Visibilities fair to poor in fog until this morning. High 28.
Outlook for Sunday...Winds southwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to 20 to 25 in the afternoon.

Sailflow is forecasting 14-16 by this afternoon.

Remember, it isn't safe or competitive to be overpowered, and unlikely to change sails in a single-handed race! Click the link for sailing instructions.

- Ralph, Montreal Sailing