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R2AK Update Tuesday June 9th

R2AK update for Tuesday…. The wind she blows….at least here it does! A flock of little boats are sheltering in Silva Bay. Dick Smiley and Boatyard Boys, as well as Excellent Adventure are here. Super Friends are just outside the bay tacking across towards the mainland. The tide is about to turn to ebb which will flatten[.....]

R2AK Weather – Start Prediction

R2ak race start weather. So Environment Canada is predicting W15 increasing to W15-25 for Thursday. That’s a ways off yet but NOAA’s Grib file above seems to agree. The light yellow area in the eastern Juan De Fuca indicates 15-18 knots of NW. Looks like a wet uphill slog to Victoria, but maybe not much rowing…..

R2AK Weather update – pre race

More weather….as of Sunday May 31st, with about 4 days till the start in Port Townsend. The strong westerlies have broken down over the outside coast and in Hecate Strait. Winds are light over most of the coast right now, from the Grib file below you can see the strongest wind (Bright yellow spot) (according to[.....]

R2ak Weather, pre-race

R2ak race weather for the morning of May 29th 2015. This is a pre-start overview. With six days or so till the start, it’s time to look seriously at R2ak weather. These are all taken Friday morning May 29th. The first picture above is the surface winds, (yellow arrows on blue). There’s a high pressure ridge[.....]

R2ak Dick Smiley leaving Silva Bay

It was chaos for most of the day, but by late afternoon the boat was loaded and the dock was empty. Of course the wind was slowly dying all day. Around 15:30 they got away, headed to Vancouver for some minor sail work (fourth reef). I think they got some practice with[.....]

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