A Community Devoted to the Preservation and Practice of Celestial Navigation and Other Methods of Traditional Wayfinding
From: Jeremy C
Date: 2021 Aug 24, 00:26 -0700
They don't call them the "Roaring Forties" for nothing!
Just last night I weathered TS Omais. We were in the dangerous semicircle, with a CPA of 35 nm. We were anchored in a protected roadstead along with about 50 of our maritime siblings. I had out 9 shots at the waters edge and saw sustained winds of 45 knots and gusts up to 53 knots. The forecast was for 20-25 kts and gusts to 30(!) Of course it was between 2100 and 0200 local when it hit, so I was up all night on the bridge. I only had to use the engine a few times during the worst of it.
Today a seperate cold front is passing so it's still blowing F5 out of the SW.
Good times at sea!