Cloudless view of Ireland rom the Space Station

TNT TUESDAY NIGHT TALK 2 JUNE 20:00 HOURS Part 3 Weather to Sail – or not?

Our Tuesday night cruising talk which we will maintain until normal cruising activity resumes. And who knows, beyond?

Hi ,

The evening will start at 1900 when lines open for members to chat as is our usual practice. This is a poor substitute for sitting on the deck of our local yacht club in glorious sunshine recalling to each other tales of valour afloat, but it is the best we can do, so enjoy it. Nothing lasts forever, and even Covid restrictions are being relaxed in a fairly major way according the published phases. And even these are likely to change in the coming month if the virus does not show a significant increase.

The talk will start with a review of Irish weather. John our Hon. Sec. spent 40 years flying through the stuff so is quite well acquainted with it at first hand. Apart from spending the rest of that 40 years tearing up 100 pound notes (old money for you young coves) in a cold shower while afloat!

Why does Ireland have four seasons, and more importantly why do they sometimes happen on the same day!

This one is a combined talk starting  with an update from our Commodore Vincent Lundy on the next big relaxation on 8 June which is expected to make life a lot easier for getting back afloat. Not enough for some probably but a step in the right direction. Latest info from competent authorities and marina updates will be available. 

John Leahy
Hon Sec., CAI
email honsec@cruising.ie

Please see the link below to our member meeting to which all fully paid up members are invited. 

Your task # 3! Write a forecast now for 2 June Midday.

We asked a week ago for members to submit a 10 day forecast for 2 June, the night of the talk. Here is one member’s forecast
Just for the record my forecast for 02 June @ 20:00 Dub Bay: Wind ENE 17kn, rain light, Temp 13C, Clouds 20%, Pressure 1016 rising.

18 May Thursday
Dear John,
My latest attempt today: for 02 June, Dublin Bay: Wind N, 7-10Kn, rain light, Temp 14C, Clouds 90%, Pressure 1016.  Can’t see isobar charts for that day but all looks quite variable.

My latest attempt today: for 02 June, Dublin Bay: Wind N, 7-10Kn, rain light, Temp 14C, Clouds 90%, Pressure 1016.  Can’t see isobar charts for that day but all looks quite variable.
So we will see how accurate those 10 day and 5 day forecasts were in the light of the actual weather next Tuesday.

So we look forward to seeing you on zoom on Tuesday for a gander through the Irish Weather and how much forecasting has transformed cruising from a very hit and miss, mainly miss, to a much more reliable affair.

There will then be a review of the Covid regulations as they gradually relax and what we can expect, from our Commodore and committee drawing on whatever sources are regarded as realiable.

Cloudless view of Ireland rom the Space Station
Cloudless view of Ireland from the Space Station

The resources may be viewed on our website by following this link.

Any questions for the meeting please to honsec@cruising.ie.
TXT also available on 0871360380

A cloudless Ieland from the Space Station

Our policy is clear. SAIL SMART – SAIL SAFE.
Apply the same rigour to Covid Regs, while going out on the boat as you would normally in terms of weather and tide and seamanship. 

We hope to see you out in the Bay very soon, at a safe distance of course!
John Leahy on behalf of the Commodore Vincent Lundy and the committee.

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We look forward to seeing you there.

John Leahy
Hon Sec CAI
honsec@cruising.ie