|The Equipe is back and it doesn't fit in the van|
|The original Gunfeet SC raceboard team. Me, Viola Waite (land support and cook), Jono Dunnett (Mr competitive and general angry man on the race course), Allan Waite (main sponsor, driver and srategist)|
Seems to me that the main effect to be aware of is that the tide turns about 2 hours early in the Solent compared to outside. Currents are strong in W Solent so really must be going with current in W Solent. To be sure of making Remmit we want to hit E corner of IOW ideally 2 hours before HW. So setting out from Avon at LW -2 would give 6 hours to get to East IOW (Bembridge). Don't think we actually need that long especially if wind is from S/SW.Route needs to be head out (S) from Avon to get very well clear of Needles and into good tide flow. Coming in closer as we pass St Caths Point. Direct course (stay offshore) to Bembridge to avoid Sandown back eddy. Round corner at slack or changing tide then get in the tide conveyer through the Solent. If all going well and we are going through west solent with the tide ripping there will be some proper bumpy bits as the tide rips over the shallow section to north of Needles.
- /1 Jun: looks good. LW about so good for a departure.