Monday, May 22, 2006

Spring Series 2006 Race 3 preparation Stage 1



Official Wunderground weather report for Wednesday race night is as follows:

Wednesday
West winds 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest and diminishing to 10 knots or less. Waves 1 to 3 feet subsiding to 2 feet or less.

Wednesday Night
Southwest winds 10 knots or less becoming south. Waves 1 foot or less.

Last few days there has been a nasty low that has been driving in the cool North winds into our area. From the satellite shot, it looks as though there will be a high in the area which will calm things down somewhat. I am putting initial money on about 10 knots. I checked the almanac for the last 5 years. Temperatures are pretty normal for that day and same as what the forecast calls for. The interesting thing is that gusts for this day are pegged at 35 km/h to 54 km/h. So given the last few days I will not dismiss gusty conditions. Will post the tracking of the high tomorrow to see where the jetstream is taking it. It could change quickly to a NW wind condition and gusty if the systems do not move quickly. Tomorrow should be a good indicator of weather for the race. Will have my brother in law on-board who has not raced yet. Think he will enjoy it. It will officially be our first race of the season and only one or two max races left in the spring series so I think I will concentrate on summer series as our main races this year, along with regattas and CORK.

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