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Re: Question for Chesapeake Sailors

Predominantly from the south. Summer winds are usually light.

Independent t-storm cells tend to pop up, or travel from west to east in the afternoons. They can produce short duration, damaging winds. Have a smart phone with a good weather radar app, keep monitoring the WX channels on your VHF, and perform regular scans of the area with the MkI Eyeball.

The general strategy is- sail from the mornings, to early afternoon, then anchor somewhere with good holding and wind protection.

I violated this rule yesterday, having departed for an evening sail. I was punished, and was rained on pretty heavily. Luckily, I made it back to my cove, which is sheltered from the winds, so I only got wet.
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