"In 1983 before I went to Cowes, I used to spend every Saturday, for about two months, at Sighty's home, manually [in those days] calculating the tidal flow for The Solent and cross-Channel race scenarios, determining apparent and tidal wind
," he wrote.
Environmentalists hope the Sea Changes conference, to be staged this month, will help launch an ambitious scheme for a tidal wind
farm first mooted more than two years ago.
The challenge for all Oman's sailors was significant with the team facing shifting winds especially on the second day and racing in tidal winds
, in stark contrast to Oman where the prevailing conditions are stable winds and next to no tidal flow.