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Category: Safety

Storm Brian track update: Model shows weather bomb on DIRECT path to Ireland and UK

WEATHER bomb Storm Brian is on a path straight towards Ireland and the UK, shows the latest track model from the Irish version of the Met Office. Original Article Brought to you by Marineforecaster Application imported from Daily Express https://marineforecaster.com


October 20, 2017 0

Tom Cunliffe: A guide to downwind sailing

You don’t always want to have to come head-to-wind to reef. In this extract from The Complete Ocean Skipper, Tom Cunliffe talks about how to reduce canvas without turning around On passage, your mainsail is hoisted and likely to stay up, barring extreme weather, until you arrive and, for much of the time out there…
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October 17, 2017 0

Global Warning: How climate change is impacting global weather

As the low-lying islands of the Caribbean recover from the devastating affects of Hurricane Irma, Donna Eastlake looks at the increasing severity and regularity of these tropical storms Hurricane Irma has caused widespread devastation across the Caribbean and southern Florida. Her destructive path reduced buildings to rubble, sunk and capsized yachts, and left many dead.…
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October 14, 2017 0

Sail across the Atlantic safely – how to avoid the most common gear failures

Many of the most common yacht equipment failures – the ones that plague the ARC fleet every year – can be avoided. It is essential to avoid repairs at the top of the mast while at sea if at all possible. Does wind matter? It might seem an off-hand remark perhaps when it comes to…
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October 11, 2017 0

SPC Oct 9, 2017 1630 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

SPC 1630Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1122 AM CDT Mon Oct 09 2017 Valid 091630Z – 101200Z …THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SOUTHEAST KS AND EASTERN OK… …THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS SOUTHWEST MO/SOUTHEAST KS TO CENTRAL TX… …SUMMARY… Isolated…
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October 9, 2017 0

SPC Tornado Watch 497 Status Reports

WW 0497 Status Updates STATUS REPORT ON WW 497 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES RIGHT OF A LINE FROM 60 SSE MOB TO 20 ESE MOB TO 50 E PIB. ..PETERS..10/08/17 ATTN…WFO…MOB…LIX… STATUS REPORT FOR WT 497 SEVERE WEATHER THREAT CONTINUES FOR THE FOLLOWING AREAS ALC003-025-035-053-099-129-080640- AL . ALABAMA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE BALDWIN CLARKE CONECUH ESCAMBIA…
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October 8, 2017 0

SPC Oct 8, 2017 0600 UTC Day 1 Convective Outlook

SPC 1200Z Day 1 Outlook Day 1 Convective Outlook NWS Storm Prediction Center Norman OK 1246 AM CDT Sun Oct 08 2017 Valid 081200Z – 091200Z …THERE IS A SLIGHT RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FOR SOUTHEASTERN AND EAST-CENTRAL AL… …THERE IS A MARGINAL RISK OF SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS FROM THE WESTERN FL PANHANDLE INTO NORTHERN GA…
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October 8, 2017 0

Why cruising sailors should consider using a professional weather router

If you’re making an ocean crossing this year, employing a weather routeing service could make for a safer, smoother, and faster sail Should you consider support from a professional weather router on your next ocean crossing? With costs lower than you might realise, maybe it’s time you should. Employing the services of an expert meteorologist…
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October 8, 2017 0

What are the most common repairs at sea for yachts sailing across the Atlantic? ARC survey results tell all

We surveyed nearly all 290 yachts in the 2016 ARC transatlantic to find out what broke and how it was fixed; what worked and what didn’t. You cannot presume to be able to sail across an ocean without experiencing some problems or breakages with your equipment. We issued the 290 yachts sailing in the 2016…
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October 7, 2017 0

Can you repair a liferaft at sea?

All liferafts are sold with liferaft repair kits, but are they any use at sea, when it’s a matter of life or death? Ben Meakins finds out Seasick, dehydrated, tired and scared, this would be a far greater challenge Can you repair a liferaft at sea? ‘A horrendous sound like the ripping open of a…
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October 7, 2017 0