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The season that was , or was not

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Created by geared4knots 5 months ago, 16 Apr 2017
geared4knots
TAS, 2183 posts
16 Apr 2017 8:17PM
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Well my thoughts from down south are.
not the best at all, i can see why Houston tried kiting!
The summer seabreezes were inconsistent


The westerly winds backed off in October and did not really return, hopefully soon before winter.

whats the northern report?

Mort67
TAS, 154 posts
17 Apr 2017 7:34AM
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Gclark1
TAS, 430 posts
17 Apr 2017 8:20PM
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Zip

Zero

Zilch

Nuffin'

Not a thing

Still nothing

...

Crickets

Spring straight through to Winter - no summer.

Gclark1
TAS, 430 posts
18 Apr 2017 5:47AM
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Need I say more?

The week to come looks just like the last 10

The question is - Does this bode well for winter, or otherwise?

Gclark1
TAS, 430 posts
19 Apr 2017 10:04PM
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What are the chances...?

Typically, a forecast this far out slips into the following day... please, please, please blow on ANZAC Day!




jimo
TAS, 103 posts
20 Apr 2017 11:16AM
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There is no point looking at the forecast anymore, it is always wrong. Consulting the fortune telling people seems like a more dependable idea at the moment.

Gclark1
TAS, 430 posts
20 Apr 2017 12:06PM
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I did notice a snail crossing the road, backwards, with a cricket riding on its back, whistling God Save the Queen - I can't believe that I didn't recognize the signs...






Gclark1
TAS, 430 posts
24 Apr 2017 5:15PM
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I must have inadvertently REVERSED the arrows, they are nearly all GREEN now, instead of RED...




GreenMachine
TAS, 179 posts
24 Apr 2017 5:44PM
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Yes Huey!
I would like to book a sail at Bell Buoy this Friday 9am..........PLEASE!!!

Al Planet
TAS, 1282 posts
26 Apr 2017 1:47PM
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The photos of Buxton last year summed up the season pretty well. Massive promise but mixed results before Christmas with the northerners missing out.

Some great moments!!!


Some ......not so great...

But in the end sometimes you have just got to be happy with what you get.....I am sure there is a Rolling Stones lyric in there somewhere..



geared4knots
TAS, 2183 posts
27 Apr 2017 9:50AM
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Looks good up north tomorrow, who is sailing and will tides be ok?

GreenMachine
TAS, 179 posts
27 Apr 2017 11:22AM
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G4K

Clarky and I mid morning, Luka early afternoon.
Tide is better in the morning but wont be too bad after lunch.
Strength looks good (Reaching 30 knots in the arvo)

Captain_Morg
TAS, 608 posts
27 Apr 2017 4:31PM
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sounds good.
I will get the old man movin!!

Grevil
TAS, 262 posts
27 Apr 2017 9:41PM
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I'm in for the morning session. Hopefully the wind is in.

GreenMachine
TAS, 179 posts
28 Apr 2017 6:49AM
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Grevil said..
I'm in for the morning session. Hopefully the wind is in.



The wind is in!!
Currently 21-25 wnw.
A good direction for the incoming tide
Make that 24-26 knots

FoS
TAS, 1531 posts
30 Apr 2017 10:28AM
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This was less then 18 months ago

Gclark1
TAS, 430 posts
30 Apr 2017 3:09PM
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Are you trying to tell me that it was only 18 months ago that Cheese Rolls were fashionable? Time just flies doesn't it?

Hey, Captan Morgan, you said that you had a good shot of Greenie heaping it...

Pete / Phil - sorry some of us has to head off (not enough sailing - trashed). I hope you guys had a taste of what Belbuoy can be like, despite it not being a great day.

GreenMachine
TAS, 179 posts
30 Apr 2017 6:57PM
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That's a roll with cheese!!!

GreenMachine
TAS, 179 posts
30 Apr 2017 7:09PM
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GreenMachine said..
That's a roll with cheese!!!


But hey!
They are in a league of they're own!!
damn! Need to get back into them again!
Forwards with 'Ham & Cheese' are sooo 89-90's

Sail_Latte
TAS, 106 posts
30 Apr 2017 9:16PM
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Gclark1 said..
Are you trying to tell me that it was only 18 months ago that Cheese Rolls were fashionable? Time just flies doesn't it?

Hey, Captan Morgan, you said that you had a good shot of Greenie heaping it...

Pete / Phil - sorry some of us has to head off (not enough sailing - trashed). I hope you guys had a taste of what Belbuoy can be like, despite it not being a great day.


Yes both had an afternoon taste and had a great sail. Was that gusty? Not sure of exact wind direction but it went a few degrees to W in late arvo which seemed better. Water warmer than in south. Needs showers and coffee van. Will be back. Need to sort travel to avoid 1 day trip - not so easy to do.

Gclark1
TAS, 430 posts
1 May 2017 5:57PM
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Glad to hear it SL.

I have said before that we can probably arrange 'accommodation' in Launceston for those who want to do a two day stretch on our turf. Not so sure about the coffee van and showers at Bellbuoy - I would suggest that you try 'lobbing' on Cookie and Gil at Low Head, on both counts. I don't think that they keep firearms on site specifically for the purposes of repelling enthusiasts... you could also BYO thermos of course, if you are gun-shy.

That said, the caravan park / campsite at Low head looks pretty cool and might be an option for those suitably equipped - they also have cabins, and I suspect that winter is not 'peak season'.



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