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Re: 2013 Sailing Season

Rocking winds steady 22 gusts to 35 just woke me up . Forecast is lowering a little for today from 25-30 to 20-25. Water levels on blowout tide are significant. Glad we have usual 10 ft under the keel at MLW.


Bet this winds changed a lot of people's plans.

Looking to go South to Aberdeen on South River for protection tonight as the winds won't abate to 10-15 till tomorrow.

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Rocking winds steady 22 gusts to 35 just woke me up . Forecast is lowering a little for today from 25-30 to 20-25. Water levels on blowout tide are significant. Glad we have usual 10 ft under the keel at MLW.


Bet this winds changed a lot of people's plans.

Looking to go South to Aberdeen on South River for protection tonight as the winds won't abate to 10-15 till tomorrow.

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Yesterday evening I saw the lowest tide that I've ever seen at my marina. NOAA's sensors recorded 1.5' below MLLW and 3' below predicted low tide:


Not my boat:
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Yesterday evening I saw the lowest tide that I've ever seen at my marina. NOAA's sensors recorded 1.5' below MLLW and 3' below predicted low tide:


Not my boat:
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Re: 2013 Sailing Season

Didn't go out Saturday as we chicken out with the 45 knot gusts and weren't sure we could get an anchorage out of the wind because of the Memorial Day crowds. Winds were to continue at 20+ through the night and did.

What a phenomenal sailing day Sunday was/ We screamed down the Bay in chase of a Lippincot30 ( 4 arch) trying to catch him ( he had a 3 mile head start) seeing speeds of steady 7.8 and ultimate speed once of 9.6. Was one o the best sailing days in many years. Took less than4.5 hours. Brian and I both think we saw Cinderella (Wingnwing) at the Chesapeake Bridge heading north as we blasted through there.

We wound up catch them only because the they stopped for us. rafted up in the back of Aberdeen Creek on the South River in a very scenic spot. Great conversation, great food great anchorage. We were all worn out from the constant adrenaline rush and sleep well. Motored home today all 5.5 hours.

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Re: 2013 Sailing Season

Finally our first overnight of the season, a long wait is an understatement

I tucked two reefs in the Main and left our slip at about noon on Saturday after some debate. We enjoyed a comfortable sail out Rock Creek and down the Patapsco. With some steep waves off our quarter rounding Bodkin Point, it got a little rolly for a few until we adjusted course.

The boat handled well with the two reefs and about 40% of the head sail out, I think we averaged 5.5 and maxed at 7.9 SOG. All in all we took it pretty easy since this was really our first sail of the season and didn't want to freak ourselves or the kids out, but I'd say we picked a good one. I

We rafted with a Bristol 40 on Broad Creek off the Magothy. Nice protection from the howling winds that continued through early evening then they calmed just in time for bed.

The sail back Sunday was even better with milder winds but still a decent 15-20 with the occasional gust into the mid 20's.

Monday we hung around the club and enjoyed sharing our sailing adventures with docks mates.

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Was one o the best sailing days in many years.
I'll second that.

Sunday was a phenomenal day. Wouldn’t it be great to have a day like that once a month…

We went out with friends and my in-laws on Sunday (had to redeem myself after Friday). We sailed from the West River to the Bay Bridge with our 100% jib and one reef in the main. Made it to the Bridge in about 3 hours before we tacked back to the West River, where we hit a new top speed of 8.1 – according to the GPS.

Was really a perfect day.
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Re: 2013 Sailing Season

Sunday was the kind of sailing day that makes the frustrations of the winter and spring maintenance projects melt away and reminds you why you sail. It was really amazing. I don't think I've ever seen as many sailboats out on the bay and we felt really fortunate to be one of them.

Motoring back Monday was a little lumpy, especially just north of the Bay Bridge off Sandy Point. There were hundreds of sport fishing boats between there and the mouth of the Magothy zipping back and forth, stirring up the water like a washing machine. Still made pretty good time though considering the tide was running against us almost the whole way back up.
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Re: 2013 Sailing Season

Yeah we notice the same thing as soon as we came through the bridge. 4.5 hours down the Bay. 6.5 back with the motor go figure

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Sunday was the kind of sailing day that makes the frustrations of the winter and spring maintenance projects melt away and reminds you why you sail. It was really amazing. I don't think I've ever seen as many sailboats out on the bay and we felt really fortunate to be one of them.

Motoring back Monday was a little lumpy, especially just north of the Bay Bridge off Sandy Point. There were hundreds of sport fishing boats between there and the mouth of the Magothy zipping back and forth, stirring up the water like a washing machine. Still made pretty good time though considering the tide was running against us almost the whole way back up.
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Re: 2013 Sailing Season

Interesting that you guys rave about how great Sunday was on the Bay. I looked up the wind data for that day, and while Patapsco buoy saw 10-15 mph sustained and gusts typically 3 mph higher (peak gust of 22 mph at 1 pm), Philadelphia had 17-22 mph sustained with gusts 27-33 mph. Based on how the trees were getting pushed around in our yard, we opted for a bike ride instead of a boat ride on Sunday.

Monday, however, was glorious weather with 10-13 mph sustained and no gusts. We made it from Essington to downtown Philly with the current in 2 hours, and made it back against the slowing current in 3 hours.

I've compared the wind data at the two different locations in past years, and we do seem to get a steadier, more predictable mid-summer breeze than you guys do down on the Bay. That, and the 12 minute distance from my house, are about the only advantages of our otherwise mediocre sailing range.
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Re: 2013 Sailing Season

TakeFive,
Perhaps it's the heavier boats that makes the difference in what "feels" like a great sailing day on the bay? Or maybe we just had steadier conditions lower down the bay? We also spent Sunday out and had spectacular sailing. Not the best I've ever seen, I'll save that designation for the one particular day going from Bimini to New Providence in the Bahamas or perhaps a couple days sailing a beam reach up the Hawke Channel between Key West and Key Largo.

The only gusty wind I saw Sunday was at the mouth of the Patuxant River going out into the bay. In the bay I saw steady 12-15kn winds which fell off to 7-9kn around 5:00 pm or so.
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