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I would almost never decide not to attend an event I've decided to go to after a dodgy forecast, usually you get some racing and I'd be so frustrated if I saw the report of a great date sailing and had chosen to stay home. OTOH I have turned up for a Raceboard event, shared with the Formula Windsurfing guys and sat on the beach for a whole day watching a consistent 5 knots of breeze go to waste 'cos the FW class has a minimum wind limit  Censored
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must admit my knees now have a minnimum wind limit, any chance of having to kneel upwind and down forget it.

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Originally posted by Gordon 1430

must admit my knees now have a minnimum wind limit, any chance of having to kneel upwind and down forget it.

I am lucky in this regard . When the wind is so light sailing the D-zero will be too hard on my old body, my wife has a spare British moth I can use. Which is the perfect deep cockpit boat for  light wind conditions  Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Paramedic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Sep 23 at 6:50am
Originally posted by Sam.Spoons

I would almost never decide not to attend an event I've decided to go to after a dodgy forecast, usually you get some racing and I'd be so frustrated if I saw the report of a great date sailing and had chosen to stay home. OTOH I have turned up for a Raceboard event, shared with the Formula Windsurfing guys and sat on the beach for a whole day watching a consistent 5 knots of breeze go to waste 'cos the FW class has a minimum wind limit  Censored

We nearly didn't do the Sheppey race this year due to the forecast, we contacted someone we knew at the club who was adamant it'd be fine so we went and had a great time in a banging sea breeze.

It depends on the venue with a lot of these things.
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I actually didnít mean I travelled despite the forecast and it turned out great on the water.

I meant I travelled despite the forecast and Inhad a great time even though the wind was rubbish!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Paramedic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 Sep 23 at 7:27am
Originally posted by sargesail

I actually didnít mean I travelled despite the forecast and it turned out great on the water.

I meant I travelled despite the forecast and Inhad a great time even though the wind was rubbish!

Ah right, I don't think we've not travelled this year, but its been a windy year!

I think we didn't travel twice last year, once due to excessive wind and needing some time spent on the boat and the other time due to lack of wind and a 220 mile round trip. I think this was pretty much at the peak of the fuel price and we hadn't pre entered for either event - would we have gone had we pre entered? The first one no, it was clearly going to be too windy and from a dodgy direction for the venue. The second one possibly. I don't think the increased fuel price - even then - by itself is a reason not to travel, in grand scheme off things the increase is insignificant, the actual fuel price however is off putting and if you've not pre entered you can save £100. 

Taking the point above I can have a great time - with largely the same people - at home for much less than £100 if I want to  LOL

All that said I/we probably travel more weekends than most. 2-3 times per month most of the season
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