Wind Thursday, Jan 5th

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Wind Thursday, Jan 5th

Thursday's forecast is looking good for west wind. (There's even a chance of sailing Wed. if the rain ends early.) Please help celebrate my 74th Birthday by joining me for an afternoon session at Van Pugh.

Barrett

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Planning on it! Your cupcakes always "hit the spot"! Lol

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Re: Wind Thursday, Jan 5th

Watching late tomorrow with a bit more interest.

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Watching afternoon on Wednesday. Those 10 degrees between 68 (Wed) and 58 (Thurs) are some of my favorite. Good

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Watching afternoon on Wednesday. Those 10 degrees between 68 (Wed) and 58 (Thurs) are some of my favorite. Good

Instructions not clear. Was thinking you were referring to the 10 degrees back on the 24th. Like 10 degrees total. We've gone from deep freeze mid-winter to late spring in just a couple of weeks. Southern weather be wack sometimes. Then I see all the videos from Europe where it was about 60+ F over the New Year.

The picture below is from the "olden times"

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Balmy and really nice if you had a foil and an 8 something sail. Barrett and i foiled. We were joined by Mike who was on a fin. Here's to hoping more can join us tomorrow for Barrett's b-day.

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Planning for 2-ish at VP.

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Re: Wind Thursday, Jan 5th

1-1:30 for me.

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+1 noon

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1:30PM for me. Will bring cup cakes.

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1:30PM for me. Will bring cup cakes.

Damn right you are. Can't have a party without cup cakes! (But I might pass. Last ones didn't go down so well - long story for those not in the know. Lol )
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Re: Wind Thursday, Jan 5th

One of those days to remember when you complain the wind wasn't as much as forecast. Days like today is where they stash the extra wind. For all of us on bigger sails (6+) job well done. Biggrin Advertised 10-15 or so turned out to be 12-25+ at times. Very fun and still mild for the season. Hamdi, Chris P, Chris V (drive by), Alejo (did you end up kiting at Old Fed), Alan, Gene, Langdon, Al (winging) and the birthday boy himself, Barrett, who was handing out treats.

Nice turnout!

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That was a lot of fun.
Started on 7m, not too much wind near shore but better past the island ( what is our name for that island?)
Saw a field of small whitecaps coming and went back to shore to change to something more comfortable.
I was briefly concerned that I had made a mistake rigging down to 5.2m.

After about 20 minutes I was no longer concerned

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Re: Wind Thursday, Jan 5th

glad y'all had a good one!!! and good on ya for going for it (looks like I missed a better-than-advertised day on Hartwell too. Dash 1 )

I suppose . . . "when in doubt...go sailing"

( Dash 1Dash 1Dash 1 . . . ) ( this helps ease the pain Lol )

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glad y'all had a good one!!! and good on ya for going for it (looks like I missed a better-than-advertised day on Hartwell too. Dash 1 )

I suppose . . . "when in doubt...go sailing"

( Dash 1Dash 1Dash 1 . . . ) ( this helps ease the pain Lol )

I like that. We should make bumper stickers. Good

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Robert sent this photo - a much appreciated birthday gift !!!

Barrett

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