Hello, at the moment I'm due to be in Oxford Friday night, to then bring my mum back down with me Sat morning. Will confirm mid week if that's still the case. If so I may need to meet you down at the Ferry boat xx
Current forecast for 20kts gusting 30 from NE - blowing off the beach at the ferryboat
HW is about 0940, so not so much tidal stream to contend with, but there should be plenty of rough water outside the harbour!
Thank you Eithne and co for organising the rough water session today. No mean feat I know!
Well done all! Thank you to Colin and Paul for safety cover too... even if Paul does need to be taught to wave and smile politely to his potential casualities!
Given it has been the first rough training session that I have been able to attend thus far, it was quite a shocking reminder of what we are in for, against what we normally train in. So without a doubt worthwhile.
I appreciate that today was restricted time wise given it was Saturday and all that that brings with it, not helped by the fact it takes a considerable about of time to get the boats packed, transported and launched etc. We lost about 20/30 mins of the session to all that, and so training in the rough stuff was limited and vanished super quick, for all the effort involved making it happen.
Could I suggest a lengthening of sessions if at all possible, or even earlier start for launching
Thanks you all for pitching in, and for organising.