Originally Posted by Kernix
To kacper and guilietta:
Newbie here - what were the conditions - wind in knots, wavee heights, etc? Small craft advisory or no?
We don't have small craft Advisories where I come from...you get the weather in TV...but I think they are monkeys...never get it right...but then..hey the weather man is an ape....
However, after sailing there for 30 some years...you look at the sky, the wind, the clouds...and know what its doing...we know the weather by signs..
In my place, when the wind "follows" the Sun, from east to west the winds never get over 20knots, and dies off the SW in the end of the afternoon, the seas are normally calm never more that 5' waves. Good to go with the kids and have some fun calm sailing...
However, when the wind doesn't shift, and doesn't follow the Sun, uhuhuhuhuh we get the "NORTADA", the northern winds, they blow up to 35 40 knots, then we sail real fast...more boats come out, ....and break booms....
This particular day we had a storm in Land, winds from the South East, blowing at 30 to 35 kts, waves were 10' well some were larger...then we got some rain...it was December last year..
We returned because the storm shifted south, and that day we got 50 to 60 kt winds in the afternoon.
We were sailing withs some kids in 470's if I find the link I'll post them...but you can see us and the tankers on those videos.