Originally Posted by MacG
Sailing bad weather
. - Ultra bad weather
as last weekend proved - .
I could handle the boat but had no time to get some warm gear
to protect myself against the thunderstorms and ultra-heavy rain that came in rows on the IJsselmeer.
Sailing from Hoorn to Muiden was a very chilly affair. We are speaking August 6th.
Some weathersamples: 1) Neala back at homeport; 2 & 3) IJsselmeer in bad conditions ...... at midday the thunderstorm that raged the IJsselmeer took the boat for a 360 degree jig and tried to press her under the waterlevel.
Fortunately she is heavy as a farmer' s maid and did not falter.
Last picture is from another yacht of a friend who followed me suit.
I would have to agree with Mac, bad weather is nastier if you are alone. Could not get my 40 footer back into the slip with a bad cross wind
this last week, had to take another and get some friends to wrangle it back. Embarrassing, but predicable. Happens a few times a year. If it gets too bad it is good to have an anchorage to go to and wait out the storm.