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post #15 of Old 03-08-2012
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Re: Lake sailors: how do you like your wind?

Originally Posted by robbieland View Post
i sail a small-ish lake in western hills of North Carolina. the winds are very shifty, so, the winds like this past wkend as stated by another near by, the winds were 20 with 30knt gust. and as usual as i get out there with my lil o'day daysailer2 the winds provide five to ten minutes of gust then as usual die. then maybe an hour later pickup. my normal routine is tack in gusty winds to one side of lake thinking ill have a speedy run back..and as always the case, by the time i reach the end the wind has died and must struggle getting back. jibing, waiting, jibing a little more, etc.
First rule of lake sailing: the wind is always on your nose. If you beat all the way to the end of the lake in anticipation of a run downhill, the wind will clock and you'll be tacking home.

Never fails.

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