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And where would that be?
Adam.. we lived in and sailed out of Squamish for 23 years... Daily thermal inflow winds frequently in the teens, in summer more often high 20s in the last mile or two at the head of Howe Sound. The topography and relatively short fetch of the higher winds creates a sailor's paradise. Kiteboarding is crazy up there too. SOAR (Squamish Open Annual Regatta) in August is famous for its conditions, and is often a sailmaker's and rigger's delight!!
However the learning curve is very steep there sailtrim-wise because you can learn to deal with high winds in the absence of large seas.
Sad to say, by moving to the city and sailing English Bay, we've traded 'wind and no waves' for 'waves and no wind'......
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)