8. Where to get a good weather
We give you perfect beginner weather and where
to find it.
As a beginner, light wind and calm water is what
you want. Ideal wind strength is between 5 and 15
At the coast the ideal is usually a cross shore
wind, as it allows you to sail out and back to the
An onshore wind usually brings shorebreak and waves
making it hard to get out.
An offshore wind is bad news as equipment breakage
could mean a slow trip to France!
If you are planning a trip to the coast, remember
to check the tide. A lot of beaches in Britain require
a long walk to the waters edge at low tide and some
are unsailable at high tide due to sea walls or man
You will find that conditions in the UK are often
not what the weather man promised. Don’t go
out if you are not sure you can get back in one piece!
Try another day.
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