2016 Apollo Bay Weather Outlook
Well it looks like the weather God’s are looking after us this weekend. The fleet of 29 yachts are looking at an easy race in warm conditions and if the weather holds there is a chance that Kaos’s 1999 race record of 5 hours and 24 minutes could be broken. The fleet will enjoy a very comfortable run down the bay on Friday night in warm northerlies
Looking at the race forecast we can see from the weather maps that there is a fairly stable weather outlook for the weekend. The Meteye shows a bit of a different outlook to Predictwind as it takes the topography into account, so there will some wind skip, as the fleet approaches Apollo bay. The fleet should have a comfortable reach for the race with the wind forward of the beam so boats with code zeros could shine.
So tacticians watch the weather closely, be wary of Predictwind, and the approach to the finish could tell all.
The Predict wind model below is based on the polars of a Beneteau First 40