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Posted: 06 August 2004 at 10:54pm | IP Logged Quote Andy Freeman

Just in case the wind direction predicted for Sunday is as predicted, unsuitable for Keilder, might I suggest that Couquet Island should be cross/cross off and with low tide at 14:00 would give benign launching form 12:00 till 16:00.

There is still a long time, in weather terms, between now and Sunday but a backup plan is always a good thing to have in the bag and so I dont feel like Im abandoning the calender at the first opportunity. This is especially in my mind as Keilder is a long drive and there are no other options just around the corner once there.

Your thoughts????????????



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Posted: 06 August 2004 at 11:34pm | IP Logged Quote Peter Amos

I think I'm more likely to be at Coquet Island

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Posted: 06 August 2004 at 11:42pm | IP Logged Quote Paul

if the wind comes, i will venture out

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Posted: 07 August 2004 at 12:15am | IP Logged Quote RayRobson

I don't think I can do Keilder on Sunday so will be keen for a more local sail if there's wind.
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Posted: 07 August 2004 at 12:06pm | IP Logged Quote PaulB

See you at Coquet

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Posted: 07 August 2004 at 4:09pm | IP Logged Quote stevecarragher

Amble suits me best but I will post a weather report in the morning as we have been plagued by sea fret all week up here. We went for a drive inland today where it was a balmy 22 degrees and sunny, but all the way from Bamburgh to Warkworth it never got above 18 and you could barely see the sea. So, if the sea fret persists I don't think anyone will get out at coquet island. If they do, they might not find their way back!!
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Posted: 07 August 2004 at 5:20pm | IP Logged Quote Stephen Boyd

if the wind does not get up enough at the coast by midday for C-island(amble links) i would suggest that those who are desperate to sail should ring derwent reservoir sailing club on 01434 675258 and ask what the wind speed is doing as they have a wind speed meter right by the phone. If it is not on at the coast ( i.e. only force 3 SE, derwent can well have a F5 on a SE which is blowing staight over the dam wall towards the clubhouse and is usually a good wind. Keeping an open mind, is a well powered session not better than sitting at the beach with not enough wind? I would prefer to sail at the coast but am going to keep my decision until lunch time tomorrow. Hope to see you all on the beach.

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Posted: 07 August 2004 at 5:20pm | IP Logged Quote PaulB

Just bring a compass and you'll find the beach ok. Ross, Andy and I surfed at tynemouth when it was foggy last year and it was a stange experience having no reference points and not being to see the beach from out back! Anyway if the forecast wind turns up then there'll no need to worry about a bit of mist.

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Posted: 07 August 2004 at 7:28pm | IP Logged Quote Sebastian

I would like to come sailing on Sunday.

However, if NWC are sailing at Amble on Sunday is it suitable for an early intermediate who can't waterstart and hasn't any experience of anything but flat water?

If it is offshore in a SE wind launching from the sailing club at Kielder, can you drive around to the north shore and launch from there? There seems to be a road on the map.

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Posted: 07 August 2004 at 9:01pm | IP Logged Quote PaulB

Amble can be suitable for an early intermediate as long as it's flat. There have been no waves for at least two weeks now so you stand a fair chance of it being flat tomorrow. However the wind forecast it for a relatively stong wind so this might make it choppy. I'm intending to get to the beach about 1100 ish so if you want to call to see what the conditions are like my number is 07855759799.
P.S. If I don't answer the phone it's because there is no wind at all and I'm still in bed or it's blowing it's tits off and I'm sailing!

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Posted: 07 August 2004 at 10:42pm | IP Logged Quote David(Moz)

Where is Amble links/Coquet Island, If it's suitable for early intermediate then it might be a better bet than Ladyburn. I do want to try the salty stuff!

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Posted: 08 August 2004 at 12:04am | IP Logged Quote PaulB

It's on the locations page as Amble links. Like I said earlier though, it can be ok for early intermediates but is not always so. It depends on how early an intermediate you are. I'm a big fan of getting on the sea as soon as possible but I wouldn't want to get you killed either. Best to have a look tomorrow and see what the conditions are like, it's only about five minute from Ladyburn anyway so is always woth a look.

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Posted: 08 August 2004 at 8:32am | IP Logged Quote Ross

I'm posting this on two threads, forgive me.
Well, this sea fret is a nuisance and according to the BBC it may be persdisent all through the day. IN other words no wind on the east coast.

THe pressure gradient has already started with lots of north-south isobars packing in from the west. They already have F5 winds over there and the lines are coming this way.

I notice too the the wind inland (spadeadam weather station) is dead easterly and getting stronger suggesting that Kielder may get a good easterly wind. But even if it's SE in direction, it still represents a good option, at least compared to a foggy, cold, windless east coast. Boydy's option of Derwent sounds interesting but will the sea fret's effect of killing the wind definitely not extend that far inland? Not to mention that Derwent is not a PATCH on Kielder - it really is a pond by comparison (Nick, forgive me, but it is, with its low water at the moment).

In short, Kielder is still an option. Any gamblers out there?
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Posted: 08 August 2004 at 9:15am | IP Logged Quote stevecarragher

Latest weather bullitin.....................
Sea state....i dunno
wind.........buggerall
visablity....can't see

Having said this, the tide is in so the sea fret will be at its worste. BBC reckoned that 20mph SE winds will arrive this lunchtime + may blow away the fret.
Will report back in an hour or so.
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Posted: 08 August 2004 at 9:18am | IP Logged Quote Ross

Sea fret update, Whitley Bay.
It's going!
Sunshine and low cloud and remnants of sea fret are blowing in a SE direction quite quickly. I'm off on my bike for a quick look. Will report back.
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Posted: 08 August 2004 at 9:33am | IP Logged Quote Ross

Right, I've checked the beach.
Can't see a bloomin' thing for the sea fret.
And not a breath of wind.
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Posted: 08 August 2004 at 9:49am | IP Logged Quote Ross

I just spoke with Peter and Terry. Both agree that the best option given the sea fret is Kielder. Also it seems to be blowing quite easterly now, making it an ideal Kielder direction. We're pretty much decided to head up there.
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Posted: 08 August 2004 at 10:04am | IP Logged Quote RayRobson

I can't do Keilder so I will be on standby if the fret clears and the wind arrives (as surely it must).
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Posted: 08 August 2004 at 11:02am | IP Logged Quote stevecarragher

Sorry Ray,
I am abandoning the coast today. Sea fret + no wind. going to kielder!
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