Maning Up - Sat. at Van Pugh

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Maning Up - Sat. at Van Pugh

Big WNW wind today. I'd like to go, but need company. Please post if you plan to sail at Van Pugh this afternoon.

Barrett

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Re: Maning Up - Sat. at Van Pugh

I was tempted but our walk around our neighborhood lake and nearby trails convinced me that mtn biking would be a more pleasant choice for activity #2 today.
Much nicer feeling in the trails than around the lake.
As if we didn’t know already, more proof that we can’t all be Barrett’s - power to you even for wanting to go. Enjoy if you do.

Won’t be VP but Rogier sounded pretty sure about going again today

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Re: Maning Up - Sat. at Van Pugh

I'll sail today - VP. 1 or2:00.

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Re: Maning Up - Sat. at Van Pugh

There will be kiters around 1 at Old Fed.

Good luck and stay safe everyone!!

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I plan to arrive at VP about 2:15PM. Ed said he plans to arrive about 2PM.

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Chris P. arrived first only to blow out his sail. Fortunately he made it back in before Ed & I arrived. Roland & Gene came to watch & cheer us on. I thought the wind dropped & rigged my 7.0m sail. 6.0m would have been a better choice, but there was never a moment I wasn't powered up on a plane. Ed rigged his 6.5m and said he was overpowered much of the time. I never got cold until I came in to change and discovered it was 32ºF on my car thermometer. After putting my gear away and driving off, the temp went up 6ºF as soon as I got away from the Lake.

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Photo of Ed launching from Van Pugh before wind picked up to 15-25 mph.

Barrett

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Somebody on a sailboat yesterday said they had a 40kt gust. *shok

Certainly wasn't blowing that hard down here... (nor at Gilmer)

Nice pic.

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Thanks for the report. It was really blowing when we arrived, dropped off, then picked back up. Ed & I watched a sailboat twice almost tip over before we went out. Maybe 30mph was the strongest gust when I was sailing. It made for an exciting day.

Barrett

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