SailNet Community - Reply to Topic
Thread: Talk about blow... Reply to Thread
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below

  Topic Review (Newest First)
05-20-2012 08:43 AM
Re: Talk about blow...

I like his descriptions too. However, i would really hate being on an old square rigged ship in the southern ocean in a blow. Freezing. Rough. Wet. Yuk.
05-19-2012 04:34 PM
Re: Talk about blow...

You and your roaring 40s are the main reason the Panama Canal exists. I love O'Brien's historical fiction descriptions of the tall ship's passages around the Horn in the Aubrey/Maturin series.
05-18-2012 07:36 PM
Re: Talk about blow...

Not sustained. Gusts. We are the path of the lows which revolve around Antarctica. So we have front/low weather system. These hammer us at various times of the year. Commonly 20/30k. But we getplenty of periods of light wind too. In fact in summer high pressure systems tend to push the lows further south and it is great sailing here. It is all well forecast these days. But just like the media, i highlighted the scarier bits.
05-18-2012 10:14 AM
Re: Talk about blow...

How long does a typical storm last there? During our winter storms it seems like 2-3 days is the norm. Is that sustained winds, or gusts?
05-18-2012 08:34 AM
Talk about blow...

Down here in the roaring 40s we get some heavy weather. On the south coast of Tasmania the strongest wind this month was 76 knots. It was better last month. Only 75 knots.

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome