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Garffin 11-28-2009 11:15 PM

Do people sail in say Jan or Feb around here?
 
Having most of my boat exp. in the pacific nw I was just curious? Thanks Dan

nickmerc 11-30-2009 12:33 PM

If I was not working on any major projects during the winter I would be sailing. I see several of the more serious sailors in my area sailing during the winter.

Jeff_H 11-30-2009 01:37 PM

I typically sail almost all winter long. Most winters there is a week or two when the creek freezes solid and obviously I don't go out during that period of time.

Jeff

night0wl 11-30-2009 02:39 PM

Year round sailing here in Fort Lauderdale...might have to wear long sleeves a few days a year, but nothing dramatic.

T37Chef 11-30-2009 02:54 PM

Gotta rub it in don't you Night Owl, you don't count anyway ;)

Note: This was posted in the Chesapeake Forum :)

night0wl 11-30-2009 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by T37Chef (Post 546822)
Gotta rub it in don't you Night Owl, you don't count anyway ;)

Note: This was posted in the Chesapeake Forum :)

Whoops!! ;-)

Ive been in Chicago the last five days, away from Jendai...so looking forward to warm weather and ocean breezes.

JohnRPollard 11-30-2009 03:17 PM

We put our boat to bed and pursue other interests during the winter months. Nine months of sailing is enough for us.;)

T37Chef 11-30-2009 03:24 PM

This will be the first year I intend to keep the boat "sail ready". We'll see if we actually use it, like JP says, winter is usually our time to do other things like skiing :)

GreatWhite 11-30-2009 05:30 PM

As we are avid skiers in the Interior of BC we have trouble getting out sailing in the winter. I had a great day of sailing last december in the morning and then went skiing in the afternoon. By March we are sailing again regularily.

Will probably do the same this winter a couple of times...the winds are great in the winter but the snow is better!

pdqaltair 12-11-2009 08:59 PM

Those that do tend to pick their days carefully.
 
Nothing too windy. Spray is no fun in January.

However, tucked behind a nice dodger, a clear day can be very nice. No thunderstorms, no bugs, no power boat wakes.

The only distance cruising tends to be delivery trips - people sailing with purpose. Overnight can be peaceful, but the nights are long and you will want a good heater. I winterize the potable water system (bottles only) and flush with very weak AF.


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