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post #244 of Old 12-22-2013
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Re: 2013 Sailing Season

Glad I kept my boat in the water so far. Sailed yesterday on the Winter Solstice with 10-15 knots, gusts to 25, predicted for the Northern Neck area. Highest gusts recorded was 24.1 knots in Lewisetta at 2 p.m. I definitely felt them on the Rappahannock River where I went out on a beam reach with full main and #3, occasionally overwhelmed by gusts and weather helm, then closed hauled back to Urbanna Creek:
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