What great sailing weather.......

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What great sailing weather.......

Postby Telo » Tue Jun 17, 2014 10:19 am

We've just had a long weekend in fabulous weather - great sailing on Saturday and Sunday, bit less wind on Monday. Missed Silkie at Dallens Bay (parked beside his car), and Nick by a day at Tobermory, but met up with Sahona and Kieta. With a NW breeze on Sunday night, Ardtornish Bay was a wonderful setting for a peaceful night at anchor. The sun goes down early in that bay, but was warm enough to sit out until late.

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Re: What great sailing weather.......

Postby wully » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:12 am

We are heading off tomorrow, just as the sun clears off as well....

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Re: What great sailing weather.......

Postby mm5aho » Wed Jun 18, 2014 4:19 pm

by the time it gets to Wed 25th and I'm heading west (Oban via Canal, for Round Mull Race).... it can't last can it???

I see the Clipper Round the world, NY to Derry leg are complaining of no wind in the Atlantic. Great weather for sitting atop Rockall !
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Re: What great sailing weather.......

Postby Flobbets » Wed Jun 18, 2014 7:40 pm

Hope it does last a wee while longer - number 1 son is sailing FAB (Faroes and back) in prep for next year's AZAB.

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Re: What great sailing weather.......

Postby mm5aho » Thu Jun 19, 2014 8:04 am

Be good to go past Rockall and wave to the guy sitting o there for 60 days http://www.rockallsolo.com/

Is FAB an organised cruise in company, race or solo endeavour?
I'd love to go there some time.
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Re: What great sailing weather.......

Postby Flobbets » Thu Jun 19, 2014 9:17 pm

mm5aho wrote:Be good to go past Rockall and wave to the guy sitting o there for 60 days http://www.rockallsolo.com/

Is FAB an organised cruise in company, race or solo endeavour?
I'd love to go there some time.


It's just the two of them on Dragon, which lives on a mooring on Loch Seaforth in Harris, so since they needed to do a qualifying voyage, and neither has been to the Faroes, it seemed like a good idea. Looking at the wind charts it looks like they're getting 15 knots of West wind on their beam, so not too trying at the moment.

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Re: What great sailing weather.......

Postby Nick » Fri Jun 20, 2014 1:27 am

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Just back from a bloody amazing one week skippered charter.

Dunstaffnage - Lochaine - Tobermory - Arinagour (Coll) - Lunga - Gometra Harbor - Bunessan - Tinkers Hole - Caolas Mor (Oronsay) - Craighouse - Craobh - Puilladobrain - Oban - Port Appin - Dunstaffnage

Never seen folks get so much moneysworth.
- Nick 8)

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Re: What great sailing weather.......

Postby wully » Fri Jun 20, 2014 10:17 pm

I wish it had been cloudy, the two of us are skelpit with sunburn, Tilley bunnets could do with being full length!

Wind has been 120 , 20+

Perfect sailing.

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Re: What great sailing weather.......

Postby Mark » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:54 am

mm5aho wrote:Be good to go past Rockall and wave to the guy sitting o there for 60 days http://www.rockallsolo.com/

Is FAB an organised cruise in company, race or solo endeavour?
I'd love to go there some time.


You can tell he's a thrill seeker from the trampoline in his garden. That must be a real buzz.


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