Windy Weekend

Written by Salinated. Posted in Leisure

A great forecast held up down here in Cornwall with better than forecast blessing us with mild temperatures and sunshine.

Due to family commitments, i had no option but to stay local, sailing at St Johns.


Saturday was 30kt ssw – not my preferred direction at Stj, as the peninsula tends to de-power the wind, also making it gusty.


After about 45 mins on my 6.2, the wind filled in as forecast, so i changed down to my 5.5.

Unfortunately, due to the very neap tides, the speed strip didn’t appear.


Sunday was a repeat of the Sunday last weekend – thunder and lightning and squalls prevented me from sleeping too long, but allowed enough time to fuel up.


Sailing alone at the edge of my limits is something i have got used to , but thankfully there were a couple of others turned up. Enjoyed a full-power session on my 4.7 & 90l FSW in the sunshine.

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