Weather and Tide

Most sailors are slightly weather obsessive because we all know that the weather can make a massive difference to our racing preparations, and of course races themselves.


Tide, especially in the Solent can be a tricky beast, particularly to those unfamiliar with double tides and strong tides. Playing the tide tactics right can make a huge difference to your race, so it's worth planning tidal information into your pre-race thinking.

BBC Tides (UK Hydrographic Office)


Wind / weather

Every sailor has their favourite wind / weather information websites, and most of us will be religiously checking an assortment of them for the latest predictions several days before race day comes.

Here are a few suggestions in no particular order, but if you feel we've missed any that you particularly rate, please do let us know and we'll add them.

Bramblemet - Find out the latest conditions on the Bramble bank. 

Calshot Spit  Weather at Calshot Spit Buoy

Solentmet for IPhone (app) Solentmet for Android (app)

Weather conditions at Hurst

XC Weather

The Met Office


BBC Weather

Meteo France


My Weather

Passage Weather



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