Friday, February 6, 2009

Scarlette to make first passage in 2009

KADENA MARINA (Feb. 7, 2009) Scarlette, a 1985 J/24 sailboat, will sail early Sunday morning with a scheduled crew of two on it's first voyage of 2009, Scarlette's skipper said Saturday. "The weather looks good for a sail and I'm ready to get her out on the water," said Scarlette's skipper, Cap'n J.

The crew scheduled for this trip will be deckand Eli Hyman, a former owner of a Hunter 28, and Cap'n J. "I haven't been on the water in a year!" said Hyman in an e-mail Feb. 3. The last time Scarlette surfed the South China Sea was on Dec. 24, 2008. "I've been putting on nets along the lifelines and it's been not very fair weather," said Cap'n J about the reasons why it's taken more than a month to get Scarlette out on the seas.

According to the WWW Tide and Current Predictor, high tide will be at 6:18 a.m. Sunday with the sunrise at 7:10 a.m. "I've scheduled a 6:00 a.m. showtime and a 6:30 a.m. launch for Scarlette," said Cap'n J. "We should be easing out of the Kadena Marina Harbor just as the sun starts lighting the skies."

Light winds with a slight chop with small short period wind waves is part of the forecast issued from Buoy weather. Winds will be from the northeast at 10 to 13 knots. Seas will be E 3 feet at 10 seconds.

Kadena's weather site had a slightly different forecast, said Cap'n J. Kadena weather is forecast partly cloudy skies with 6 knot winds from the east. Temperatures will be from a high of 74 degrees farenheit with a low of 61 degrees farenheit.

with a show time of 6 a.m. and launch time of 6:30 a.m. from Kadena Marina

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