Apollo Bay Weather Update
What a great time the sailors in this year’s Apollo Bay race are going to have. A cloudy start to the day with a sunny afternoon and a maximum of 21 degrees. The weather looks perfect for those who would like to stop in Apollo bay and enjoy the hospitality.
The Synoptic Situation
A high pressure system is moving across Australia centered to the north of Sydney. This will give us Northwesterly wind across the race course, moving more Westerly on Sunday.
The fleet will start in 10 to 15 knot Northerlies which will shift more Northwesterly as the day progresses at similar strength. The major different from Wednesday's forecast is the wind skip that existed from Lorne has now reduced so the boats will have the opportunity to sail the rhumb line.
One of the PredictWind models is suggesting that sailing south of the rhumb line could be an option. The PredictWind model suggests that a Beneteau 40 will finish by lunchtime, so the faster boats might have an opportunity to break the race record but the chances are fading unless the wind increases.
So sailors have a great race and your race management team of Martin , Bruce and Simon will be on hand to welcome you into Apollo Bay