SailNet Community - View Single Post - Knock Downs
Thread: Knock Downs
View Single Post
post #51 of Old 02-28-2008
Plumper's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Vancouver Island
Posts: 845
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 10
Originally Posted by erps View Post
I'm not sure we even have squalls around here (PNW) compared to what they have in the tropics. Seems like the wind associated with our fronts comes up more gradual and then last longer and we've got lots of places to duck in behind an Island.
Wait until you get hit by one of those outflow winds in Howe Sound (or any other inlet). They can go from zero to sixty in a heartbeat. Not a lot of time to down sails. Fortunately there is not much sea associated with the wind because the fetch is so short.

There is a tide in the affairs of men,
Which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;
Omitted, all the voyage of their life
Is bound in shallows and in miseries.
Shakespeare, Julius Caesar IV, iii, 217
Plumper is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome