Sunday, September 11, 2016

Blowing big time today

As is often the case, the wind forecasts are way out of whack today. The snip above is from Windguru, but others are the same. I measured the wind from the shore at Beaconsfield Yacht Club at around 10:30 a.m. The lulls were in the high teens to mid-twenties measured in knots. The usual wind was in the low to mid thirties, and the highest gust measured at 45.7 knots. Offshore, the wind was easily much higher!

The race committee postponed on shore, and perhaps will get a race in later. We did not wait however, and cancelled our racing for today. Always better to be safe, not sorry.