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There may be wind this afternoon after the rain clears out, and on Tuesday and Wednesday. If so, i plan to sail, probably Van Pugh or maybe Old Federal if it has some south in it.

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Gene in beast mode. All hail the foil. Good

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If the forecast holds, I am hoping to be there tomorrow afternoon.

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I plan to sail tomorrow, Tues. Afternoon.

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Hey All---if the sun holds up, I'll be out there today.

Tuesday is pretty definite.

Van Pugh

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A question to the Oracles of Lanier: What are the chances of Dome Effect tomorrow with water in the 40s and air peaking in the low 60s? Does old federal have enough of a fetch?

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A question to the Oracles of Lanier: What are the chances of Dome Effect tomorrow with water in the 40s and air peaking in the low 60s? Does old federal have enough of a fetch?

Edit: If we get reports from anyone going today, it'll give some indication. Looks like about 60 up there.

Heavens knows why I'm responding... I'm wrong so often. The shorter fetch up there will be in your favor plus having your kite way higher than the pole dancers. I wouldn't think that you'd be shut down but it will be a bit gustier than normal. A west at Van Pugh has about 5 miles of cold water in front of it and Old Fed only has about 2 miles. Randy, who will hopefully add his $0.02, has found it better at the smaller parks with around a mile or so fetch.

I think you may have to consider this an empirical investigation in the interests of science.

Would you likely be foiling?

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I might go to Old Fed tomorrow to find out, but if I do I won't be surprised to find a dome.

Longer fetches do seem more bothered by the dome effect. Two place less susceptible to domes are Keith's Bridge and Two Mile on W or SW. Problem is those place don't really have suitable kite launches. (Many would say they aren't suitable WS launches either.) What you get is very high gust factors and a long schlog to get out of the wind shadow. Or at KB you can carry your gear through the woods and skip the schlog.

What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole.

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Rhett and I windfoiled and Tony wing foilecd at Van Pugh late this afternoon, it was about like yesterday, dark water and some caps, on and off, typical Lanier. If the dome effect is wind in the trees but not on the water, we did not have a dome effect today.

I do plan on sailing tomorrow, probably Van Pugh after lunch, but may go to Old Federal if there is south in it and if Randy goes there,

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Re: Mon, Tues, Wed

Gene, what sail size? Gilmer was showing 15-20 for most of the afternoon.

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7.5 for me, Rhett 7.0 with smaller hot rod foil, and Tony 7.0 ? wing.

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I think you may have to consider this an empirical investigation in the interests of science.

At 8:30 Gilmer says wind is 260º at 9.2 mph and it looks like that or a bit more on the LLSC cam– dark water a few caps.
Let's see what happens with warmer air (assuming the wind stays the same or more). Good

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Rhett & I are heading to Van Pugh. Will arrive 12:30-1PM.

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I am heading to the lake, confused / undecided about VP vs OF due to dome effect posts. Hope the right inspiration hits me during the drive up 😃

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I am heading to the lake, confused / undecided about VP vs OF due to dome effect posts. Hope the right inspiration hits me during the drive up 😃

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So who you gonna believe? Univ. North Georgia Cumming (UNGAC) (10-26, 17-20), LLSC web cam (dark water, some whitecaps) or Gilmer It looks like maybe it is not recording wind now. But you have to ask yourself one question - do you want to drive an hour to find out? Do you feel lucky today?

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The plot sickens. UNGAC is now 3-20. Well, as they say - sometimes you can have too much information.

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Live from VP. Whitecaps. No visible dome effect. Update - some caps - then no wind. 2PM wind came back after Howard & Hamdi left. Rhett, Gene & I foiled with good conditions WNW wind. 60F & sun.

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Skunked at the lake, the day saved at the river.
And not bad shore jibe practice before calling it quits there.
Hope it worked out at the lake for those with more patience and perseverance than I had - Gene, Barrett, Chris, Rhett.

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Skunked at the lake, the day saved at the river. And not bad shore jibe practice before calling it quits there. Hope it worked out at the lake for those with more patience than I had - Gene, Barrett, Chris, Rhett.

Did you run into a golf ball?

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HamdiD wrote:

Skunked at the lake, the day saved at the river. And not bad shore jibe practice before calling it quits there. Hope it worked out at the lake for those with more patience than I had - Gene, Barrett, Chris, Rhett.

Did you run into a golf ball?

That is accurate rowing. I can barely hit the thing with a 3 foot stick.

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