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How hard does the current run around Cape Sable? See for yourself.

 

 

The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world, WTF did they think would happen! And it's not even that bad near sable, try further into the bay.

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How hard does the current run around Cape Sable? See for yourself.

 

 

The Bay sucks, and then it blows. Even further away from the Bay I've won races by anchoring in stealth mode and keeping the sails full. Fun to see the confusion when you lift off the fleet. Tides in Cobscook Bay are often more than an inch a minute at max flow (using 24 ft tides and rule of twelfths gives 72" per hour at max).

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How hard does the current run around Cape Sable? See for yourself.

 

 

So those guys are at anchor with no wind and the mainsail up and the boom swinging. The cameraman isn't just amazed, he's amazing.

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Anchor line looks a little improvised for a boat that sails in a place with heavy currents.

 

Could have been SF Bay too though our currents are more to due with a large body of water and one very small inlet/oulet vs big tide shifts.

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Photo - Latitude 38/ JR Letronic Latitudes

Welcome to SF Bay currents.

 

When this fucker calls "Starboard" you better listen.

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Anchor line looks a little improvised for a boat that sails in a place with heavy currents.

 

Could have been SF Bay too though our currents are more to due with a large body of water and one very small inlet/oulet vs big tide shifts.

 

agree but it does say it is 180 feet where they are. Who the fuck can anchor in 180 feet? I would be improvising as well just to get a tiny bit of scope.

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Photo - Latitude 38/ JR Letronic Latitudes

Welcome to SF Bay currents.

 

When this fucker calls "Starboard" you better listen.

 

Ha ha -- got passed by that thing last year amazing how fast it moves!

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Anchor line looks a little improvised for a boat that sails in a place with heavy currents.

 

Could have been SF Bay too though our currents are more to due with a large body of water and one very small inlet/oulet vs big tide shifts.

 

 

Those are the spin sheets we had to add to the two anchor rodes that we needed to get the anchor to bite. Depth was 150 +/-.

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that ain't shit

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Photo - Latitude 38/ JR Letronic Latitudes

Welcome to SF Bay currents.

 

When this fucker calls "Starboard" you better listen.

 

Ha ha -- got passed by that thing last year amazing how fast it moves!

 

 

The middle span of the bay bridge has been clocked at 5.5 knots. :lol:

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Only 4knts? Check this tidal current out....on the other coast...of course the water here is not 180ft deep, and well you can obviously the see the shore...both of them...but big boats, sailing vessels etc do go through here at slack tide....just dont want to misstime this one.

 

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How hard does the current run around Cape Sable? See for yourself.

 

 

So those guys are at anchor with no wind and the mainsail up and the boom swinging. The cameraman isn't just amazed, he's amazing.

Why thank you.

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You guys got nothing on Sharps Island in the Chesapeake Bay.

 

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Matter of fact, we'll be seeing that thing Friday night.

 

 

Or not... last I "saw" it, the light was out.

Did someone buy it yet?

 

See ya Friday!

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+1 for Alderney Race & swinge.

 

Tides have been clocked at 9kn fairly regularly.

 

The waves are just standing walls of water even in just a F5 let alone higher wind speeds - boat breakers.

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You guys got nothing on Sharps Island in the Chesapeake Bay.

 

post-9130-1247621256_thumb.jpg

 

Matter of fact, we'll be seeing that thing Friday night.

 

 

Or not... last I "saw" it, the light was out.

Did someone buy it yet?

 

See ya Friday!

 

Not sure what phase of the moon we're in, but it can look mighty eerie as you see that black hulk slip by. Thank God the current is always running strong near it (always ebbing, no less), or you might find yourself parked there for the forseeable future.

 

Pray for breeze tomorrow night and early next week. MoeA and TF jinxed my call on the wind.

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Fundy has the highest tides in the world and what's really weird is that it rips along at 8 knots in places where you can't see either shore. There may be faster running tides elsewhere but not in such a wide part of the ocean.

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We were tied up at a marina on the Edisto river S. Carolina. The tides were very high that day. We registered 6 knots tied to the docks that night. We had to double up all the dock lines. they were tight as bow strings.

 

When we came in our motor wouldn't fire. We docked under full sail and the boat was not moving relative to the docks once we eased them a bit. We were broad to the wind heading up current. It was odd to have the boat hover 2"-3" from the docks with the sails drawing nicely.

 

The dockmaster did say we were the first sailboat they had ever seen sail up their channel and dock. We didn't tell the damn fool we didn't have a choice.

 

All night long you could hear the swamp grass that had pulled free scraping along the hull as it went by.

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How hard does the current run around Cape Sable? See for yourself.

 

 

 

where I sail in Dungarvan, Ireland,we often have 5 knot tide...thats crazy

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Roadie - What? No coctails???

Not until we got there unless you count the swig of Cognac before I went to sleep each off watch.

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