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Re: i NEED HELP/Training weather?

Originally Posted by ltgoshen View Post
I'm kind of new at the big boat thing. I have owned it for 2 years now
and have had some great days sailing but no with any wind really. Well
this weekend will offer a cold front with some good wind to practice
Here is what the weather man is calling for.

NW winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 4 to 6 ft...subsiding to 3 to 4 ft in the
afternoon. A chance of showers...mainly in the morning.
Sat Night
NW winds 10 to 15 kt...increasing to 15 to 20 kt after midnight. Seas
3 to 4 ft.
N winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft.
Sun Night
NE winds 15 to 20 kt. Seas 3 to 4 ft...building to 4 to 5 ft after midnight.
Do you think I would need to reef in this weather? Like I said I have
had plenty of days in 8 to sa 14 knots of wind. So what’s your
recommendation to a newby in this weather?

Thanks for your help.
Keep in mind my sail inventory
1) Working head 110% sail with 2 reef points.
2) Working Main sail
3) Racing main sail
3) 135% Genoa
4) 155% Genoa
5) 170% drifter
6) asymmetrical kite with sock.

Thanks again for your help. I need anybody’s specific advice on how
the C&C 30 MK1 handles this kind of air.
Dude, 10-15 knots is PRIME sailing weather! Look, just motor out away from hard bits. Put up a reefed main and sail around for a while - avoiding gybes.

Then, when you get ballsy, throw up some more canvass.

If you're going out when there's no wind - you're not sailing.

S/V Dawn Treader - 1989 Hunter Legend 40

Last edited by smackdaddy; 11-02-2013 at 02:43 AM.
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