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Topic: Winter is crap!
Posted By: Guests
Subject: Winter is crap!
Date Posted: 16 Nov 06 at 4:29pm
Its somewhat depressing when you need lights on at midday because its so clouded over outside!  Anyone in england getting any sun today?  If you are.....im moving!

Doug



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Posted By: Port End Flyer
Date Posted: 16 Nov 06 at 4:52pm

Now let me guess that wouldn’t be Ballyholme by any chance would it English David? “The sun always shines on the righteous” or should that be “The sun shines on those always right”

 

Only one draw back Doug it isn’t in England but apparently they are not too keen on Byte C11’s so it can’t be as bad as all that.

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Posted By: vscott
Date Posted: 16 Nov 06 at 5:14pm

We've had sunshine in the Scottish Borders today (I only notice when the weather is nicer up here than in the south - so not that often!)

Also the wind looks good for racing this weekend!  We tend to have longer sailing seasons in the north - probably because we are so used to the cold.

When it rains tomorrow I will be feeling depressed too.



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Posted By: English Dave
Date Posted: 17 Nov 06 at 9:35am
Originally posted by Port End Flyer

Now let me guess that wouldn’t be Ballyholme by any chance would it English David? “The sun always shines on the righteous” or should that be “The sun shines on those always right”

Eh?

The thing about living up north is that you never have to worry about what to wear on the water. Drysuit at all times (although that's a different thread)! It also stays light later as we are further west but you are still derigging in the fading light. Damn those Laser sailors with their 5 minute deriggable boats (and they hog the showers cos theyy've gone out in hikers and rash vest and wonder why they are cold).

Currently it's trying to snow. Looks like it will top 20kts on Sunday so am e-mailing round the cat fleet to see if sailing is worthwhile. I may go out even if racing is cancelled cos I have a new video system for boat. Waterproof bullet camera linked to a mini hard-disk recorder in waterproof box (peli-case). Enough cable to reach top of mast but I'll just put it on spinni pole this week.

No such thing as bad weather. Just the wrong sort of clothes.

 



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Posted By: omots
Date Posted: 01 Dec 06 at 12:13am

Well the sun was shining today at the Jebel Ali Sailing Club !

Althought not in England, it is still very English



Posted By: omots
Date Posted: 01 Dec 06 at 12:19am

Oh & while i think of England ....

Whats the weather going to be like over Christmas ?

And will the London Boatshow be any good this time?



Posted By: Villan
Date Posted: 24 Jan 07 at 7:57am
Snow ....

why oh why!!!


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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 24 Jan 07 at 9:25am

Don't moan and enjoy the sights... I'm off for a long walk with my camera; work will have to wait a bit!

 



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Posted By: English Dave
Date Posted: 24 Jan 07 at 10:11am

Originally posted by Villan

Snow ....

why oh why!!!

Snow rarely settles on the water! So as long as you don't return to shore you'll be OK. I'm just grateful that the wind has eased!

(Why oh why does my boat cover always rip in the storms but never enough to be worth an insurance claim?)



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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 24 Jan 07 at 1:18pm

 

 

Who says winter's crap?



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Posted By: radixon
Date Posted: 24 Jan 07 at 1:23pm
Great pics, wish work would let me "run late"!!

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Posted By: MRJP BUZZ 585
Date Posted: 24 Jan 07 at 1:47pm

You should feel lucky you have snow, not a sausage in somerset



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Posted By: Charlie
Date Posted: 24 Jan 07 at 1:59pm

Winter is crap cos the public transport system just shuts down, meant that i was late for work this morning, as trains were delayed and tubes had severe delays.

Only good thing is so far (fingers crossed) no races have been cancelled due to weather in the frostbite series i'm doing.



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Posted By: SetSail
Date Posted: 24 Jan 07 at 3:51pm
just bright beautiful sunshine here, blue skies to match. blowing a 4-5 north
easterly to make it freeeeezing cold though.

shame about that ship on the doorstep to ruin a perfectly good day

those are great pics as well btw.

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Posted By: omots
Date Posted: 27 Jan 07 at 4:46am

Keep send those pictures of snow... we have to go to the mall to see snow here in sunny and  (more often than before) windy Dubai.

OK the snow IS made fresh each night but looks good.

Great to see people all togged up and playing in the snow, when you are wearing shorts!

and then .. you just ... pop outside ... and in a couple of km's you go sailing in "warm" water.

Mind you, the Tall buildings do make the "local" wind more interesting (and occasionally) boring :-)

Now, why do big boat racers send their teams here for winter training? They do look great though. You can actually see quite some good views from the shore too - now that is good for sailing spectators!

 



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Posted By: Villan
Date Posted: 08 Feb 07 at 7:28am
Even more snow!!

Forcast to keep coming all day .... And which muggins has to cycle through it?


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Posted By: laser47
Date Posted: 08 Feb 07 at 8:13am

My college has cancelled all lessons today

I LOVE THE SNOW!!!



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Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 08 Feb 07 at 10:39am

An do you think it's fair!??! There's a Met Office weather warning issued for the South East, shown in RED on the map below.

NOT FAIR!!!



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Posted By: Strawberry
Date Posted: 08 Feb 07 at 10:51am

Gutted...



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Posted By: Prince Buster
Date Posted: 08 Feb 07 at 11:27am
Winter is crap because the lil bro gets a day off every time a snowflake lands and i have to keep going to school.................

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Posted By: HannahJ
Date Posted: 08 Feb 07 at 11:38am
snoooooooooooooooooow yeeheee no schoollll hehehehehe *gloats*
here in nw london snow is about 4 inches deep


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Posted By: radixon
Date Posted: 08 Feb 07 at 12:00pm

Got to work today (school in NW London) to find it still open. They have just closed after 2 hours of "lessons".

Shame they didn't close it at 7.30 when I started!

Oh well can go home shortly.



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Posted By: MRJP BUZZ 585
Date Posted: 08 Feb 07 at 4:19pm
Was rubbish where i am, we had about a centimetre of snow that melted in 5 minutes

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Posted By: redhotchilicat
Date Posted: 08 Feb 07 at 4:38pm

It's good up here in Scotch land clear, crisp dry and f2, will be sailing again this weekend

It's always lovely up here..............

not

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Posted By: Pierre
Date Posted: 12 Mar 07 at 3:00pm
I would just like to lodge a formal complaint about the wind here in Sussex (particularly WWSC) on Sunday 11th March in the morning.  The gusts were absolutely hideous and from any direction across an arc of 120 degrees. I stood absolutely no chance when single handing my Osprey and got very wet and hot indeed.  What's the point in trying to enjoy yourself if the weather is going to do that sort of thing?  The Met Office should be hauled over the coals for this sort of shoddy weather delivery.  Thank you for your patience.  Normal service will now be resumed.


Posted By: Black no sugar
Date Posted: 12 Mar 07 at 3:19pm

And I would like to back up Pierrre's complaint with a grudge of my own: how do you expect me to do some constructive work when the weather is so nice outside? I have spent my entire morning washing, servicing and oiling our bikes, then repaired some old inner tubes and I'm currently looking for another excuse to stay outside.

It's simply not fair, that's all!

Here's a pic taken in my garden 10 minutes ago, just for Blobby.

 



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Posted By: jeffers
Date Posted: 12 Mar 07 at 4:23pm
I would like to lodge a complaint about the wind being perfect for sailing the Blaze on Sunday the 11th March but I had family duties to attend to in the morning and was PRO in the afternoon so could not sail.

PS Nice pic BnS


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Posted By: radixon
Date Posted: 12 Mar 07 at 7:25pm
Always the way with the weather. Nice sum shine, force 3 on the east coast, and I was sat inside on a course on Sunday. Hope to be out this weekend though.

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Posted By: HannahJ
Date Posted: 12 Mar 07 at 8:22pm
Got a bit of a tan yesterday! From sanding my foils in the garden, yes, it was a homework excuse.

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Posted By: jeffers
Date Posted: 13 Mar 07 at 10:16am
What sanding your foils is homework or sanding them is an excuse to not do your homework?

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Posted By: radixon
Date Posted: 13 Mar 07 at 10:26am
Originally posted by HannahJ

Got a bit of a tan yesterday! From sanding my foils in the garden, yes, it was a homework excuse.

You didn't do your homework more like cos it was too sunny!!


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Posted By: HannahJ
Date Posted: 13 Mar 07 at 5:16pm
I did do my homework! Or some of it. It was not an excuse really, I was a good girl and set myself a time to stop at.

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Posted By: redback
Date Posted: 13 Mar 07 at 11:47pm
Perfect conditions on Sunday for sailing International 14s.  It must have been 16 mph from the south all day.  Few gusts and the boat was powered up all the time, upwind and down we never came off a full blooded plane - well except when we were swiming - of course.


Posted By: Jon Emmett
Date Posted: 14 Mar 07 at 8:16am
Yesterday we had our first sea breeze of 2007 in Weymouth!!!

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Posted By: Helz
Date Posted: 14 Mar 07 at 1:53pm
Is it totaly mad to not even wear a wetsuit at the end of Feb??? I have refused to were a wetsuit when sailing and am currently sailing in my hiker shorts and rash vest. Its not to cold. I hate wearing a drysuit it is so restricting yet at least it lets you sail throughout the months there is snow on the ground - i.e. 1 week.

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Posted By: redback
Date Posted: 14 Mar 07 at 8:54pm

Yes totally mad.  What's the water temperature, 8 or 10 degrees?  Without a wetsuit you'll only have a 2 or 3 minutes in the water before your strength has gone and you won't be able to get out without help.  That's too risky.

I like the idea of being self sufficient, being able to survive whatever is thrown at me.  That's why I like to sail in strong winds and wild places.  If I'm going to do that I have to be prepared for the conditions.



Posted By: 49erGBR735HSC
Date Posted: 14 Mar 07 at 9:16pm

Know someone who wore hikers out a few months back and ended up with hypothermia and spending the night in A+E.... As Redback says, the water is about as cold as it gets just now through to April as the sea temp is a 2-3 months behind the air temp, ie in the water it's still December/January time. I caught hypothermia in April 2001 wearing a 3/5mm wetsuit, so even although it feels warmish onshore, it can be deceptively cold on the water.



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Posted By: Webmuppet
Date Posted: 14 Mar 07 at 9:19pm
Amazing weather really, however the water is still pretty chilly although you wouldn't know it from this picture taken on Tuesday:






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Posted By: Villan
Date Posted: 14 Mar 07 at 9:58pm
Looking good Nigel!


Yup, it really is lovely weather!!



Not me sailing unfortunatley, But I have permission from those guys to post the pic!

And this one ...



"Its not that cold Guv' "


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Posted By: Charlie
Date Posted: 14 Mar 07 at 10:15pm
Nice moves on the centre board, is it the robot dance?

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Posted By: Villan
Date Posted: 14 Mar 07 at 10:26pm
The Crew (In the water of course! ) Says:
"But of course"

He also says that his feet were just about touching the bottom there ( when he stands up straight ) but he was trying to pose as well!!

Yes, also, that helm spends a lot of time on the centerboard, so he takes time to practice his "moves"


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