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Monday - April 11

Hopefully breezy enough to keep the dome effect from being too bad.

Van Pugh even with the SW forecast.

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I was keeping my eye on today and just rechecked the forecast and it improved. I might give it a shot around 12:00. I have a fairly new High Aspect 1325 which turns 7-10k into a bunch of fun. Armstrong just released a new HA1525, it’s designed for heavier guys but I thought it might be my new 6-8k weapon. Pair a HA 1525 with a 8M F-One Strike Wing, and it could be pretty cool for ultra light flat water days.
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I’m thinking of joining in at Van Pugh this afternoon.

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What’s the water temp like? Im actually off today, and might be able to sneak away for bit

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55F water temp on Friday.

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What’s the water temp like? Im actually off today, and might be able to sneak away for bit

Chilly. I'd still recommend a full suit unless you feel absolutely confident you'll never fall in. All the winds in the past few weeks, rainfall and chilly weekend haven't helped. It actually feels colder than a couple of weeks ago.

lakemonster.com had us in the mid 50s last week https://www.lakemonster.com/lake/GA/Lake Lanier-water-temperature-234

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Looks like rain on the way. Totally missed that on their forecast. Sorry 2

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Thanks for the heads up about rain approaching on the radar, despite a no-rain forecast. I'll wait and decide about going based on the Wx.

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Wind looks kinda light, I’m gonna pass on today.

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Looks like rain on the way.
Well. Apologies if I caused anybody to miss out.

Reminds me of our regatta buddy, Bert Eksridge, who was a climatologist with NOAA. He explained that a climatologist is someone who can explain in great detail what happened with YESTERDAY's weather.

In that spirit, I'll say the area of rain moved into dryer air, causing virga and stratus undulatus clouds.
That's probably not right but I like saying "stratus undulatus".

Stratus undulatus. Good

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Neil and I played the dummies. I got there around 1:15, Neil had already rigged, we yacked a bit and we both went out when we started seeing puffs on the water.

As soon as we hit the water, the wind died. I mean, dead, expired, no more, worse than a Monte Python's Norwegian blue parakeet. In fact, I was trying to sail out to where Neil was sitting and I started getting blown gently the OPPOSITE WAY. Another couple minutes of feeling like an idiot and then we noticed a keelboat out in the channel started to catch a breeze and was even heeling a bit. So, like even bigger idiots, we said, "that looks good!"

Well, it actually turned out pretty darned good for an hour or so. It took work to get off the water but we both nailed a number of flying jibes and Neil even did a jump. We both scampered home as Neil had to be back in Atlanta and, by our good fortune, we made it back on what turned out to be one of the last puffs of the day as it went light again. We saw Robert and Jim in the parking lot when we finished and Robert got some pics of us ghosting back in. Turns out he grew up on Merritt Island near Kelly Park. Small world...

No rain, fun wind for an hour or so. Water is still cold (don't ask - after faultless jibes last week, I blew my first one badly). We did a bunch of stupid things and still ended up having a good time. This is why we never learn our lesson and go out on ridiculous days.

Oh, and a Merry Stratus Undulatus to you and your loved ones. Biggrin

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