RE: [backstage] A familiar face...

2011-05-18 Thread Robert Binney
I have been told that no sailors listen to the Shipping Forecast - can this be true? Best wishes Robert Binney From: owner-backst...@lists.bbc.co.uk [mailto:owner-backst...@lists.bbc.co.uk] On Behalf Of

Re: [backstage] A familiar face...

2011-05-18 Thread Dirk-Willem van Gulik
On 18 May 2011, at 14:23, Robert Binney wrote: I have been told that no sailors listen to the Shipping Forecast - can this be true? Well - if you have the money (and enough battery power and ample of pricey thermal paper) - you get it off your navtex(1) or from the met-office feed of

Re: [backstage] A familiar face...

2011-05-18 Thread Tom Scott
Every boat I've be a crew on always tunes in. Although the 1979 Fastnet Race is often mentioned... Tom On 18/05/2011 14:35, Dirk-Willem van Gulik di...@webweaving.org wrote: On 18 May 2011, at 14:23, Robert Binney wrote: I have been told that no sailors listen to the Shipping Forecast -

RE: [backstage] A familiar face...

2011-05-18 Thread Gareth Davis
If I'm out on the water I'd listen via the coastguard MSI bulletin on VHF, rather than tune in to Radio 4. But it's still the shipping forecast either way. -Original Message- From: owner-backst...@lists.bbc.co.uk [mailto:owner-backst...@lists.bbc.co.uk] On Behalf Of Tom Scott

Re: [backstage] A familiar face...

2011-05-18 Thread Ant Miller
Back in the day we used to have photocopies sheets with the areas listed and you'd jot in the forecast off the radio. I have just recalled that day was 20 years ago. Bugger. On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 3:21 PM, Gareth Davis gareth.da...@bbc.co.ukwrote: If I'm out on the water I'd listen via the

Re: [backstage] A familiar face...

2011-05-18 Thread Simon Thompson
Still do. I had to prove I could draw a weather map from a single listen to the shipping forecast (after being awake for nearly 36 hours) just last weekend. http://www.yachtingmonthly.com/fileBank/PDF/met-map.pdf Yet to be on a boat that doesn't listen religiously to the Shipping Forecast.