Guess Fairwinds Arrival Date in Ireland

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Guess Fairwinds Arrival Date in Ireland

Postby drumtochty » Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:20 pm

What is the panels' best estimate of the date for Fairwinds arriving in Ireland.

If it stops in the Scillie or Falmouth that is does not matter, it is the arrival date at the first port in Ireland.

In this instance, I see no reason to believe that the crew of Fairwinds have any better chance of forecasting their arrival date than the readers of this forum.

My bet is the 5th of August. It's based on a Sunday 8th July departure from the Azores and a stop off in Spain.

I would change that to the 25th of July if they travel straight to Ireland from the Azores.

This estimate is based on not having ever travelled in a Yacht or having been in the slightest boaty. Therefore you boaty types may have a better chance of estimating the arrival date.

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Re: Guess Fairwinds Arrival Date in Ireland

Postby ash » Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:47 pm

OK

My ( guessed ) bet is on 4th of August 2007.

Only because that is the date they arrived in Ireland on the way out.

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Postby aquaplane » Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:53 pm

Equally scientifically, 2nd of August, because it's me happy birthday. :D

Well Ill go to the foot of our stairs, both posted at the same time and the same birthday too, I recon that's it nailed on now.
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I'm sure you're right..

Postby Silkie » Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:57 pm

..in so far as your guess is as good as anyone's. For sentimental reasons I'll go for August 2nd since it was the date of their departure from Seil and it's also my birthday.
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Postby Silkie » Tue Jul 03, 2007 10:58 pm

Snap.
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Twins

Postby Aja » Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:03 am

Silkie wrote:Snap.
Separated at birth?

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hmmm 5th August fer me.

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Re: Guess Fairwinds arrival date

Postby EagerVega » Wed Jul 04, 2007 10:23 am

Sat 28th July 2007 at 1600hrs!

Early arrival expected due to the intrepid pairs love of the real black stuff!!

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Re: Twins

Postby Silkie » Wed Jul 04, 2007 6:19 pm

Aja wrote:Separated at birth?

The day might be the same but I suspect there'll be a small differential in the years.
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Postby aquaplane » Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:26 am

I don't know about the difference, if the pic on the avatar is anything to go by there may be a year or two.

I'm 49 this time, but you are as young as the woman you feel so that knocks 4 yrs off!! :lol:
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Current plans . . .

Postby Nick » Thu Jul 05, 2007 6:44 pm

It's looking good at the moment for a departure from Praia de Vitoria, Terceira, sometime on Monday 9th July, with a couple of days of gentle Southerlies to waft us up into some nice F3-4 NW winds on the beam for Galicia.

The first GoTo is likely to be Camarinas - approx. 850nm 066degT, but if it's looking good for a straight run to Ireland or Falmouth when we get further up we may change our minds. Nine days is a long time in the meteorological world at the moment.

We'd love to stay in the Azores longer, they are amazing - but it's been a long time and of course with this being our longest single leg so far we are keen to get on with it.
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My Guesstimate

Postby stevebirch2002 » Thu Jul 05, 2007 11:26 pm

I reckon with the lure of "The Black Stuff" and Bushmills then 29th July sounds good.......

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We're on our way . . .

Postby Nick » Fri Jul 06, 2007 8:45 pm

Sailed round to Praia today . . . now it's exactly 850nm to Camarinas.

Lovely marina - went for a swim off the beach (30m from boat) then had a bath . . . yes, a bath, first in eleven months . . . . wonderful, no need to come home at all now.

Plan is still to leave Monday and head for Spain, but all subject to revision . . .
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Best Wishes

Postby BigNick » Fri Jul 06, 2007 10:16 pm

We are flying out to La Coruna tomorrow and likely to leave by Sunday evening to cross the Bay to Vannes. So we wont get to meet - I would leave a tenner behind a bar, a la tcm, but ...... well, I won't.

I hope it goes well for you both.

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Thanks BigNick

Postby Nick » Sat Jul 07, 2007 11:03 am

Fair winds and safe passage
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