Back To Code Red

October 24, 2013 posted by admin

October 24, 2013
Back to CODE RED!!  

Wave heights of 10 metres, wind speeds and squalls with gusts up to 45 knots and a bigger depression that might drop on us are holding us back….again.   Although Saturday morning the wind is favorable to race to Gijon Spain with winds up to 25 knots, the wind is also estimated to be out of the North West after arriving in Gijon and preparing to leave to get to the Canaries.  This would be impossible for a second leg.  Also, Sunday there should be a nice weather bomb drop in on Douarnenez with gusts up to 50 knots.  We’re planning a classe trip to go out to the Raz de Sein (by foot) and take pictures of some earth shattering wind and wave action!!!  In the meantime, keep your fingers crossed for the next window opening up Monday or Tuesday.  The weather model for Monday shows the Azores high to lock in with a center isobar reading of 1030!  Fingers crossed, fingers crossed!!!

3 Responses to “Back To Code Red”

  1. Inland Liferafts Says:

    Hey Diane,

    We were hoping to hear you were going to be racing!
    Hopefully the weather gets better for you…
    (and the police find the TV thieves!)

    We are rooting for you here in Toronto!

    -Rhonda & the crew
    Inland Liferafts & Marine Limited

  2. Dave Hamburger Says:

    Rooting for you here in Kingston as well.

    Joshua Slocum said the clock and calendar are no friend to the sailor.
    He’s still right. All these delays will be forgoten once the bow lines are cast off.

  3. Ally Grave Says:

    Hi Diane-Sander and I both rooting for you too from here in The Netherlands. Yep- nasty weather predicted for sun/mon ( have buckets and towels strategically placed in my less than watertight old cottage in preparation!) Sailed 722 over to her other Ijsselmeer marina couple of days ago where the guys will be doing their winter training( shore crew yours truly on coaching rib taking notes and photos!) Anyway good to read that there’s a potential 3-day weather window opening at last early next week. Hang on in there and bon départ pour mardi!! Ally and S

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