Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 18-06-2016, 13:32   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Port Townsend, WA
Boat: Tashiba-31
Posts: 216
Images: 1
Weather Practice

I'm starting out trying to understand weather an predicting times that are best to leave on a long trip. I'm looking at weather off the coast of Oregon.

I've looked at the weather on Sailflow for the next 3 days. It appears that as long as I get off shore a ways, I should have good sailing.

Am I right? If not - where did I go wrong
__________________
dmksails is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2016, 13:50   #2
Registered User

Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Port Townsend, WA
Boat: Tashiba-31
Posts: 216
Images: 1
Re: Weather Practice

Been doing some more looking - and one thing I did not consider was tide. Going out far enough to miss the heavier winds will but me against the current with winds also going against the current. Probably not a good thing
__________________
dmksails is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-06-2016, 15:42   #3
Senior Cruiser

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: between the devil and the deep blue sea
Boat: a sailing boat
Posts: 17,314
Re: Weather Practice

Wind against current is no good if one or both of them run fast.

BTW if you are doing a more general exercise in wx, it is good to look for local patterns. It is often with the wx that i before e except after c. Look for broad (seasonal) then shorter (multi-day) patterns. You will find many regularities and a number of irregularities. Lear to 'sense' them as they are rolling over and turn one into another.

Your best sailing weather is often related to such patterns and their movements.

In most cases, what we know from reliable wx sources (e.g. NOAA) is our best choice in making safe sailing decisions. The case is similar to understanding the finance: either apply the broad and general rules or else go full monty and learn the subject thru and thru. As they say 'a little knowledge is a dangerous thing'.

Cheers,
b.
__________________
barnakiel is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
weather

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weather Basics ~ Reading Weather Charts GordMay General Sailing Forum 6 28-04-2011 16:35
Good Foul Weather Gear For Warm Weather capcook Health, Safety & Related Gear 28 11-12-2009 08:16
“Ohm’s Law & You” ~and~ “Weather Basics - Reading Weather Maps” GordMay The Library 0 16-12-2005 06:54



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 21:56.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.