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by Slappy » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:42 am

Pretty decent wind yesterday, not too many people out. I was on the skim + 12m from 3:00-6:00.

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by gabrielb » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:44 am

What a perfect wind 13-18. A beautiful day to plane the whole afternoon (7m/130litres) and race against motorboats. I missed it, next time.

Slappy, you are more into NW Jericho thermals these days... post your wind forecast for the inlet and times you think it will last, maybe a day in advance if possible (every year is different, throw us a bone ... also water temperature, no wind lingo).

No surf except maybe on Wed, early morning at wB, 6AM (12FT tide and going lower), small.

Did you catch a snack? Seaside has the biggest crabs. ... I'll pack my soy sauce next time.
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by Slappy » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:09 am

I think you'll be able to get 12 knots all this week.

Most of the time I look at what EC says for the straight and trust TAF more than anything. TAF is only 24h in advance though but it's usually bankable.

On top of that I look at the gradient between Vancouver -> Abbotsford and anything more than a few degrees gives a thermal.
temp?station=BC/s0000141+BC/s0000758+BC/s0000398

Also if it's sunny out the city will be a few degrees warmer than the Vancouver forecast and give a 1-2 knot kick to conditions at Jericho.
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by mjamero » Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:26 am

This is some great info and a good approach to Jericho/Locarno. I'm going try to get my first session of the season in this week. That's the goal anyway.

Slappy wrote:I think you'll be able to get 12 knots all this week.

Most of the time I look at what EC says for the straight and trust TAF more than anything. TAF is only 24h in advance though but it's usually bankable.

On top of that I look at the gradient between Vancouver -> Abbotsford and anything more than a few degrees gives a thermal.
temp?station=BC/s0000141+BC/s0000758+BC/s0000398

Also if it's sunny out the city will be a few degrees warmer than the Vancouver forecast and give a 1-2 knot kick to conditions at Jericho.
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by Slappy » Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:16 am

Nice it looks like the RVYC has finally fixed their sensor too so now we have both meters and a working direction.

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by mjamero » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:03 pm

Where is RVYC?
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by Slappy » Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:28 pm

I think it's here.

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by mjamero » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:49 pm

Makes sense now.

RVYC= Royal Vancouver Yacht Club.

Slappy wrote:I think it's here.

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by Slappy » Tue Apr 24, 2018 5:18 pm

Looks like solid 14g18 conditions out there now.
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