Saturday, August 11, 2007

Fastnet Delayed

A low is sweeping across the Atlantic towards Britain and already it has had an impact.

The start of the bi-annual Fastnet race has been delayed until Monday. Even with the delay there is a chance of foul weather, as the forecast above shows for Wednesday. Winds over 40 knots in the Irish sea - and that is a decrease, as forecasts during the week suggested the low could be deeper with winds up to 50 knots.

I'm not doing this race, which is a shame, but have just too much on with work stress and the OU course. But I'll be checking the weather web sites for friends who will be heading out there.

In the mean time I hope the crews get good rests while they can!

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