Sutton Mariners Sailing Club

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Weekly meetings take place on Thursday evenings and are normally held in the ‘MBA Lounge’, formerly known as the ‘Times Square Hall’, at the VBS Community Stadium, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey unless stated otherwise under Venue in the programme. 

Meetings start at 20.00. – Talks start at 20.15 unless stated otherwise in the event.

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Answer to last weeks Question

4 March, 2021

With a wind force of F5 to F7 coupled with a veering wind, the sea state is likely to increase, especially if blowing against a flooding tide, with average wave height of 1.5m.
Good visibility is greater than 5nm occasionally decreasing to moderate ranging from 2 to 5nm.

(This tells us that there is a possibility of a front moving through)
Given that it would likely to be wet and uncomfortable, I think I would try and see if there is a vacancy at a pub or restaurant to book a meal.

Note. The information in the question was actually taken from the forecast for that day. On checking with the Chimet website in the afternoon it showed a SE wind speed of F6 (gusts of F6) and wave height of 1.64m. It proved to be a fairly accurate forecast.


4 March, 2021
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Len Perkins

Visitors are welcome on any Thursday club night held at the VBS Community Stadium