Here is a snapshot of the weather.
The closest weather station is the South Channel Fort. In a Southerly breeze it is a few knots more than what we get on the racecourse.
Predictwind is pretty accurate- but often the 4 models do not align – from a long range perspective, the ECMWF is usually earlier to start changing it’s prediction and then the other models catch up with it.
The Meteye model is pretty good showing the trend around Port Phillip
If the breeze is North to North Easterly we can get 5-8 knots less than what it is reading.
The tide is a lot of fun for sailors at Sorrento… Basically the direction of the tide changes at the club in correlation with the High or Low tide at Williamstown +/- 10 minutes.