A moody morning at Injebreck

A moody morning at Injebreck

Report by Andrew Dean

All we asked for was a change of wind conditions from last week, when very light winds gave very awkward sailing conditions.  And, goodness me, were the wishes answered, with a gale warning in force for the North Irish Sea and a gust at Ronaldsway of 37 knots recorded at 1pm, well in to strong gale territory.  Clearly the forecast discouraged attendance this week, with just 8 boats rather than the 15 of last week. Although westerly winds are heavily attenuated at Injebreck, there were many severe gusts to catch the unwary, and indeed the experienced, as we shall see.  Jim Whitelegg launched his two-sail Gull only to think better of it and return to the slipway, opining that it was “swimming weather”.  Continue reading here - Watling Streetworks Winter Series – 13 January 2019