Hi everyone, after some questions by club members I thought I would share our thinking when cancelling shooting outdoors due to wind conditions.
Our rule of thumb is that once we can see that a forecast of wind speed greater than 17mph with gusts above 25mph then the setting up and taking down of the target stands is too risky for the setup teams.
We have had a situation where a stand blew onto one of the club members, luckily only causing slight bruising.
More recently an incoming gust caused the trolley containing 1 stand to tip over damaging a metal detector almost beyond repair. (See attached photo)
We know that everyone wants to shoot as much as possible but there will be times when we have to take decisions to cancel based on safety issues, doing this in a timely manner so that you don’t turn up at the field only to be told the bad news.
Thanks for your understanding