This year’s Club Marine Pittwater to Southport Yacht Race will feature a daily weather report three days prior to the start provided by world renowned meteorologist, Dr Roger Badham or “Clouds” as he is known in sailing circles.
Complementary to the Bureau of Meteorology’s overall weather forecast, competitors will have access to these tailored reports from Roger’s 40 years of expertise in studying weather patterns of the east coast of Australia.
“I’ve worked with the RPAYC and the Coffs Race for around 40 years, racing to Southport will present added challenges so it will be well worth doing some extra homework for the race.” said Roger.
Trying to juggle wind forecasts, weather patterns, warm water currents and potentially dodging summer storms can cause headaches for the competitors. Having a plethora of weather information readily available can make it tough filtering through all the content to make the right decisions.