Sunday, June 23, 2019

Sailing racers facing tides & currents around Alderney

Raz Blanchard crossing
Raz Blanchard refers to the passage where one of the most powerful tidal currents in Europe occurs, located between the western tip of Cap de la Hague and the Channel Island of Alderney,
The current speed can be around 12 knots (22 km/h) during high equinox tides...

You know those currents we keep talking about at Alderney that are putting the fleet 'through hell'?
Check out this amazing footage of @yoannrichomme as he tries to battle his way through...
The images of his boat against the current speak for themselves...
"The treadmill then started up, and this was hell."  sid the current leader of the race La Solitaire du Figaro

Tanguy Le Turquais grounding

 courtesy of V&V
see also Tweet
Current symbols around NE of Aurigny with the GeoGarage platform (SHOM chart)

Raz Blanchard : a perfect site for tidal energy turbines

 Ifremer MARS2D model (17/06/2019)
with reversal of marine currents

SHOM currents (HYCOM 3D coastal model) animation around Aurigny
on the 17th of June between 10:00 am and 06:00 pm
-> click on the picture to see the animation

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