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post #1 of Old 09-22-2008 Thread Starter
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wind predictions

I looked at 'Passage Weather' (PassageWeather - Wind, Wave and Weather Forecasts for Sailors and Adventurers) Saturday and they predicted 5k winds for Sunday. Went out sailing Sunday and the least we saw was 15k, mostly lower 20's and a gust to 30k. I looked again today and Passage Weather will go back in time and they still have 5k showing and the wrong wind angle too.
This is for the open waters of Lake St Clair.
Is decent wind prediction 24 hours in advance or even 12 hours in advance immpossible?

BTW, had a great time doing 7.5k close reaching in 22k winds but the gust to 30 with full sails was a bit much so we reefed the main by 2/3 and did 6.5 when the wind calmed down to 18k or so. Need to remember to set the genoa track car BEFORE trying to reach!!
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