King Island Race Start
The current outlook for start of the race to King Island this weekend is looking a little problematic!
The current BOM wind forecast in the Heads is for very, very light winds.
The maximum ebb tide is just after midnight so for a start at 0200hours, there will still be some help from the outgoing tide.
It all could change over the next 36 hours but to give race management a full range of options to make sure that that the fleet safely navigates the Heads, two changes to the Sailing Instructions are being made:
- Move the start forward to 0100 to take maximum advantage of the ebb tide and
- To provide for a start line outside of the Heads, details of which will be in the revised Sailing Instructions to be posted later tonight in which case the start will be delayed. Which option we use will depend on the prevailing weather conditions at the time so boats should maintain a listening watch on VHF channel 82 at all times up to the scheduled Shipping Advice schedule at 0145.