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Monday, 23 October 2017
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WEST KIRBY -PREMIER SPEED LOCATION FOR THE NORTH OF ENGLAND

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FAST WIND DIRECTIONS: WNW - SSW

PERFECT DIRECTION: STRAIGHT WEST

TIDE: BELOW 8.8M

FASTEST PEAK:    50.48 Knots Steve Thorp
FASTEST 10SEC:   47.03 Knots Farrell O'shea
FASTEST  500M:    44.51 Knots Farrell O'shea

500m is the maximum run due to the size of the lake.

LOCAL INFO COURTESY OF HOWIE ROWSON:

''With a west to wnw flow the wall will start to be breached on an 8.8m tide. Since the wall refurb a full breach ie. unsailable,  is about 9m. (Hilbre Island tide data)  If the flow is square or on port, add about 0.25m. A galeforce west to wnw flow will push the tide up quicker and a tad higher probably full breach 8.7-8.8  EASYTIDE ''

West Kirby is a great spot for tuning your kit as you're usually parked 30ft from the speed strip itself. It's also very safe being enclosed and you can touch the bottom for large parts of it. It's also bit of a wind magnet; watch out for 15mph+ Westerly forecasts on xcweather as the reality will quite often be double that (rhosniegr's wind prediction is usually a better indicator when it's westerly)

It was also the scene for the WINDIEST DAY OF MY LIFE!!

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