Thoughts on sailing an RS Aero in 47mph winds

The current forecast on Sailflow for frostbiting in Bristol on Saturday afternoon is 15mph gusting to 47mph. 

I’m currently trying to figure out what my feelings about sailing in 47 mph gusts should be.

Could be any of the following…

1. Gusting to 47 mph? Are you crazy. Why isn’t sailing cancelled?

2, Holy shit – we’re all going to die.

3. What if the mast breaks? (Oh wait, I forgot. I sail an RS Aero now. Not that other boat.)

4. How could the gusts possibly be three times as strong as the base wind speed?

5. I’ll go sailing and just concentrate on not capsizing. It will be good experience.

6. Sailflow could be wrong. It will probably be 35 gusting 50.

7. Are there any new movies on Netflix?


1 comment

  • The man who decides stuff must read my blog. Racing is cancelled this week.

    I am starting to get cabin fever. I haven’t been sailing since last year.

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