Posts filed under: Pacific 2015

40 is the new 50

Wednesday 16th December 14:00 GMT – Forecast – ESE 9, 00:00 SE less than 6, 06:00 SSE 6/9. Not a great forecast. It’s always difficult when conditions are light as it could mean anything and with no big meteorological forces...
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Under 400nm To Go

Tuesday 15th December 14:00 – Forecast – SE/ESE 15/12 reducing to 12/9 later.  Not great but if the SE stays high I should still do ok.  Looks like I’ll keep in front of the no wind that is coming this...
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Creeping Ever Closer

Monday 14th December 14:00 GMT – Forecast SE 12/15 until 21:00, ESE 12. So the SE forces itself in again, no surprise there then. Looking outside it shouldn’t be too bad today, drifting just under 270° so at the oars...
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The Best Laid Plans

Sunday 13th December 14:00 GMT- Forecast – ESE 9/12 until 21:00, ESE/SE 9/12. Don’t like the SE butting in, it wasn’t in the forecast before and now I’ve come north and have to turn WSW in 7nm it will be...
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The Boy Stood on The Burning Deck

Saturday 12th December 14:00 GMT – Forecast – ESE until 18:00 then E all 9/12 knots. Good direction but low speed so it won’t be a fast day. It’s at the low end at the moment so hopefully it picks...
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Hot, Hot, Hot

Friday 11th December 14:00 – Forecast – ESE 12/15 to 15:00, ESE 12 to 21:00, E 12/9 to 03:00, E 9/6. So light wind again today, no big milage days just hard work in the sun. It’s not blowing 15...
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Get Up You Lazy #!@$

Thursday 10th December 19:00 – Forecast – SE/ESE 15/18 until 15:00, ESE/E 15/12 until 00:00, E 12/9. You’ll notice the time above is late, that’s because I got up late this morning, I’ll explain later.  The SE blew until 18:00...
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False Dawn

Wednesday 9th December 14:00 – Forecast – SE 15/12 until 00:00 then SE/ESE. So I have 8 hours of SE wind combined with a NW current, can’t get much worse than that. I’ve lost 5nm to the north over night...
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All Change

Tuesday 8th December 14:00 GMT – Forecast. – SE 15/18. This is a tough break, it was supposed to be ESE/SE. The NE swell pushed by the SE wind was growing from yesterday afternoon so I knew the change was...
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One More Day Done

Monday 7th December 14:00 GMT – Forecast – SE/ESE 15/18. Same as yesterday and the same for the next two to three days. I’m still in the SW current, had an excellent drift, combined with my 4:00 to 5:30 row...
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