JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiffs- Moderate breeze again for Day 5 - PredictWind
by Richard Gladwell on 21 Feb 2013
Another moderate breeze is predicted for the fifth race of the 64th JJ Giltinan 18ft Skiff Championship being sailed on Sydney Harbour, at the earlier time of 2.00pm.
C-Tech - 18ft Skiff JJ Giltinan Championships 2013 Beth Morley - Sport Sailing Photography© http://www.sportsailingphotography.com
PredictWind is showing a breeze at a 12kts average at 2.00pm similar previous races in the regatta.
As we have seen in previous races there can big holes in the wind and significant changes in direction, caused by local issues.
However winds on the harbour according to another real time source are showing a stronger breeze of 13kts gusting to 16kts as of 9.30am local time - close to what PredictWind forecast for that time of the morning, with the difference maybe accounted for in the different locations of the forecast and readings.
For the rest of the week, winds are not expected to increase to be stronger than what has been seen to date, and the current pattern is looking more likely on Saturday and Sunday.
This prognosis has been based on a reference point in the centre of Sydney Harbour, and will obviously vary on the edges of the course
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Viewing the JJ Giltinan 18 Ft Skiffs:
Spectator ferries will follow each of the seven races in the championship, leaving Double Bay Wharf 30 minutes before the start of each race. Races 1 and 6 (Saturdays 16 and 23 February) start at 4pm while all other races start at 3pm.
Races 2, 3, 4, 5 and 7 will be sailed on 17, 19, 20, 21 and 24 February.
For those who can’t make it onto the spectator ferry, there are many ways to follow the championship:
Live Tracking: http://www.tractrac.com/index.php?page=eventpage&id=274!click_here
Video Coverage and ‘Pick-the-Podium’: www.jj18footerstv.com!click_here
For the official leaderboard: http://www.18skiff.com/skiff-results!click_here
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