Chili Sundae Jan 19

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Chili Sundae Jan 19

Langdon and I are planning on a Hartwell field trip - forecast high is a human 50 with 11-18 mph wind. We're going to make a final decision in the morning. West Point looks cooler than Gainesville (43 vs 44). G'ville looks the windiest 15-25.

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Re: Chili Sundae Jan 19

planning to sail van pugh mid day.

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Re: Chili Sundae Jan 19

Looks like Sunday will be sunny, making the low 40's feel a lot warmer on the water. I also plan to sail Van Pugh mid-day. Gene, are you in?

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Re: Chili Sundae Jan 19

Too early to tell, but I'm watching it and can go.

How about you Pat toolman? Humdi? edit Alan? Others?

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Re: Chili Sundae Jan 19

I intend to be at VP around noon.

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Re: Chili Sundae Jan 19

Langdon and I are off to Long Point Recreation Area on Hartwell. 1:15 ish ETA Forecast high today is 49.

https://windsportatlanta.com/wiki/Hartwell_Lake

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Re: Chili Sundae Jan 19

I thought I saw on one of the posts about Hartwell that Long Point was closed in the winter?

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Re: Chili Sundae Jan 19

Nah I’m out.
Up through my 30’s I didn’t mind going when it was in the 30’s outside. I still remember the frozen lines.
In my 40’s ... 40’s and above.
Now that I’m in my 50’s ...

See the pattern here.

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Re: Chili Sundae Jan 19

Staying home to recoup from chest crud. Enjoy the sun everyone

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Re: Chili Sundae Jan 19
gene_mathis wrote:

I thought I saw on one of the posts about Hartwell that Long Point was closed in the winter?

Gene

Right you are. I spent an hour last night trying to find out and couldn't find any announcements. It went from Corps to county control about 6 yrs ago. We ended up launching from Elrod boat launch. Langdon is still out. It's been a good day. 10-20. Currently 50 degrees
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Re: Chili Sundae Jan 19

Yep, good day ! Wind and Flat water
William was having great success with his jibes

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Re: Chili Sundae Jan 19

Pics

Edit: this is Langdon before hitting the wind line. We had WSW wind so the launch was a bit shadowed - remind you of someplace else? Anyway, past the wind line, the wind was pretty consistent. We had some gusts in the low 20s but mostly just 10-20 sweetness. Langdon rigged his 5.7 and I had my 5.4. Starting to consistently hit my jibes even in lighter air which means the merry-go-round stops less often. Biggrin

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Re: Chili Sundae Jan 19

Big wind at Van Pugh. Hamdi was on a foil board with small sail when we arrived & came in as wind picked up. Ed seemed just right with 5.5m, Gene 6.0m, but some what overpowered, Chris on a plane with 4.9m. I was just right with 7.0m for about 15 minutes, then hung on for a wild ride with my 110L FSW board. 43F dropping to 40F.

Barrett

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Re: Chili Sundae Jan 19

A good strong day. I could have sailed 4.9 (green), but in fact was wound out on my 5.8 (blue).

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Re: Chili Sundae Jan 19

fyi, the closing dates for Long Point according to the Hart Co Rec Dept.

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The park will re-open on March 1st. The closing date is November 1. The opening dates and closing dates should remain the same going forward.
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Re: Chili Sundae Jan 19

Here are three photos from Sunday's session.

Gene with his new Toyota truck pulling his old familiar windsurfing trailer.

Ed fully powered on his 5.5m Ezzy sail.

Beware the wind shadow! Crash into 49ºF water on a 40ºF day.

Barrett

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