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Lesson learned on Columbus Day

Here's what I learned today: an aimless, shifting, 5-knot wind is much less annoying when it's 68 degrees than when it's 98 degrees.

My young boys and I spent 10 hours on the water sailing and fishing. The "wind" was all over the place. We did some wing-and-wing, some backfilling, and some harmless accidental jibes. And I didn't mind a bit.
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Re: Lesson learned on Columbus Day

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I was out on Great South Bay from 11am till 530 with much the same conditions some good reaches every so often. At one point toward evening I lay to and changed some control lines and sorted misc hardware listening to npr. It was nice out there although little question the season has turned:
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My young boys and I spent 10 hours on the water sailing and fishing.
10 hours?!!? WOW! What a great way to spend time with them!

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Re: Lesson learned on Columbus Day

That's odd, I was out on the middle Chesapeake yesterday and we had the most reliable NE breeze since I purchased the boat. Was forecast for 12 knots but felt more like 8-10.

Best sailing day I've had since buying the boat in July, and I finally felt comfortable enough to invite a first non-sailing guest and we had a wonderful day on the water. I totally agree it's much nicer on the water when it's not boiling hot!

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