Northwest breeze after a low passes through, or strong Santa Ana?If you have a boat anywhere in SO CAL but particulary in Santa Barbara or Oxnard/Ventura I suggest you go secure everything that might get blown away/over by strong winds. You have about 16 hours before the wind event gets going full tilt.
Hmm - fairly shallow talent pool for big boats there in sb - hope there's no yellingword is a TP52 is coming to town
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGENATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LOS ANGELES/OXNARD CA
345 AM PST THU JAN 4 2007
...HIGH WIND WARNINGS FOR THE MOUNTAINS OF SANTA BARBARA...VENTURA
AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES AND THE SANTA BARBARA COUNTY SOUTH COAST..
...WIND ADVISORIES ISSUED FOR THE VALLEYS OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES
COUNTIES AND FOR THE COASTAL STRIP FROM THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS THROUGH
.A COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TODAY THROUGH THIS
EVENING. THE MAIN IMPACT OF THIS SYSTEM WILL BE TO USHER IN ANOTHER
ROUND OF GUSTY NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN
GUSTY NORTHWEST TO NORTH WINDS WILL BEGIN AFTER THE COLD FRONT
MOVES THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING WITH THE STRONGEST
WINDS INITIALLY IN SANTA BARBARA COUNTY AND THROUGH THE INTERSTATE
5 CORRIDOR NEAR THE GRAPEVINE. THE NORTHERLY WINDS WILL SPREAD INTO
THE VALLEYS OF VENTURA AND LOS ANGELS COUNTIES AND THE COASTAL
STRIP FROM THE HOLLYWOOD HILLS THROUGH MALIBU OVERNIGHT TONIGHT.
BY NOON FRIDAY...THE WINDS WILL BEGIN TO SHIFT TO THE NORTHEAST..
RESULTING IN A SUBSTANTIAL DECREASE IN WINDS ACROSS SANTA BARBARA
COUNTY. HOWEVER...GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE
VENTURA AND LOS ANGELES COUNTIES. WINDS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO
DECREASE SIGNIFICANTLY IN THESE AREAS UNTIL SATURDAY AFTERNOON.
just sayin that most of the locals are already accounted 4 - and a tp52 will need about 13 more. Someones gonna have to rig & jibe that oversize pole & big ayso kites - how many boats in SB already like that? hmm... none?We are not talking TP52 campaign. We are not talking major PHRF SB J145 campaign. We are talking Coastal downwind races campaign and some of that tough grissly tactical Santa Barbara PHRF sailing.
ain't that where the hobie 33 races?You know what I mean....like PHRF B fleet. Know what I mean?
The last Westerly blow we got a kite boarder at Silver Strand recorded a 58knt gust. Word was that we had a steady 35knts for about 8 to 10 hours.
Ouuuch!Holy Cow..I think you are saying that the almost new Melges 32 is bowing out for a bigger faster ride? They only lost one race to the new J145, whose rating will be changed AND should have been tossed for barging at the start! Maybe the Ventucky guys are right about the cash flow of Santa Barbarians. The RO will have to give the wife a bottomless credit card to pull this off.SMACK.
Uh, Pete, I guess you should have done some more sailing in A-fleet last year and looked at how the other J145 sailed AND how they placed... Congratulations for going out and crushing A-fleet in your first regatta. If you think that boat's rating is correct, then you guys are gods. Maybe Dr. Laura should sponsor an America's Cup campaign for SBYC, too. You guys were winning by minutes in your first regatta on a new boat, over other boats that place consistently well at major events. I saw two leeward marks with kites at your masthead streaming going upwind. Come on, Pete. These mistakes should cost a race against other well sailed boats. When you win by the margins you do, how can you possibly believe it is fair?They're going to hit Sequoiah’s rating? Why? They never won anything!!