Wembley Silver Tiller 24th March
Hi All. It's that time of year again for the Wembley Silver Tiller...well actually it's not - we've moved and we're early this year.
See you there - my first Merlin race in aaaaaaaaaages.
Bump - we're all set for next Sunday. A number of people are leaving their boats overnight on Saturday. Please email me for instructions if you want to do that.
Looks a nice wind, but ties served from 8.45 onwards
Megan - we're not a Yacht club! No need for ties everyone! We'll be serving butties (rolls for those from the South!) from 8.45am. See you then.
Could do you some battered mars bars
Any changes to the plans given the weather?
17 knots with 26 knot gusts, says windguru (can we trust this, as it's only 2 days in the future?).
What a pessimist you are Mags! The forecast I have seen say 12-15mph from the East (Which from memory and unless they have moved the Welsh Harp is as good a direction as you can get?) its is however my man says going to be cold - lucky to get above zero for long, but hey you'll be working hard so you'll keep warm!
I have 21-30 MPH - ENE - 0 Degs.
So Mags will have to work a bit harder!
All, we doubt we'll have to cancel. There is no snow here (Wembley) currently but obviously individuals will need to decide for themselves whether to travel. It may be the snow melts as quick as it arrives, a lot can change this time of year. Wind-wise, 17kts and 26kts gusts would not cause us to cancel at Wembley. We like big gusts and shifts! Can't be any more challenging than last year where we had F1 in the morning and an F6 squall by the final race!
You forgot to mention megans obedience and intelligence display
Shivering under 4 inches of snow in Warwickshire and M40 down to 2.5 lanes, whats the weather like in London and as I have never been to Wembley before what are the approach roads to the club like if there is snow?
We just did a pitch inspection. We are pleased to confirm that we are definitely on for tomorrow. The club is fairly near the A406 North Circular Road, a major route in London and we expect this will be well gritted as it normally is. Birchen Grove is a residential street which likely won't be gritted, but it is fairly flat and straight so it should not be too difficult if people take it steady. The snow is currently more of a sleety/ slush - anyway its quite wet. We will lay on help with launching and recovery on our slipways tomorrow if need be. Motorwzys I am unsure of but I have already been told that one intrepid Merlin sailor will be travelling from Wales today and has set off already!
To FBS. Just driven down from northampton on m1. All lanes open, very straight forward journey. Side roads fine.
Just driven down m40 not a bad trip and no snow in London yaya!
Not really worried about the force 4-6 currently predicted....it's the 0degC I cannot enjoy...
Haha! Wetsuit underneath drysuit is happening tomoz !
ben your crew is all ready in his gear and raring to go
I have a very good feeling about this.
Andy Hay - Business as Usual
Drove up to Reading this evening, no wind, snow or traffic! Still ruddy cold though but not as bad as the Steamer. Looking forward to tomorrow's sail. See you at the Harp for bacon butties!
Thanks Wembley, my first vist, very cold but what a fantastic days sailing!
Andy Hay - Business as Usual
Took until Bristol on the return for some movement to return to my fingers, they are still tingling now (but at least they haven't turned black and dropped off). Thanks Wembley for a great event.
Thanks Andy. Sorry you missed out, I must admit we thought we had announced it but everyone's teeth were chattering so much that maybe it didn't happen. Hope you got some soup at least when you came on shore as we had someone outside with a camp stove dishing it out to revive people!
Andy, sorry about the CCC - it was us spectators who probably gobbled it up before you got a chance. I guess we were even colder than you were!
Well done Keith, it is great to see a little footage of what went on. Wicked certainly seems to have a good turn of speed in the right hands.
Here are the full results. Hopefully this link will work
Sorry I missed you all. Slight problem with our team:
Hi Paul, could you kindly email the results in excel or html format please. I tried copying them into excel, but can't get it to work properly. Thanks
Hi ross. Trying to get an excel copy. Didnt collate the results myself. Rgds paul
some pics of the Open at Wembley, or try www.wembleysailingclub.co.uk