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The saddest day of the year !

Today ended our racing season. No wind, an hour long postponement after drifting around with our friends and then pulled the boat out for the season. The racing for my fleet ends Labor day weekend and it is always a sad day. I've come to believe that global warming could be a good thing if it would provide us an extra month of racing here in Wisconsin. We start earlier than most, May 1, and end the same as most of the other lakes in the area. So we get a lot of sailing for around here but I would always like more. I race a C scow, purely a racing boat, not much for cruising around on.

It is somewhat hard to complain as I had my best season of racing in a long time, 3rd place in a fleet of 20, but I would like to see our group keep sailing in the nice fall winds we get here. I guess it is time to start thinking of that mid winter charter to somewhere nice. I will also have some more time to work on plans for our eventual circumnavigation trip which I hope occurs in 2011, the target date.

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That is now way to end the season. It's too bad that you didn't race on Sunday. Great wind! As a bonus Pewaukee Lake was no wake this weekend due to high water.
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Hey6...

Drop by Loch Ness on your big trip. I'll buy you a beer or two.

You'd like it here. You can sail all year on the Lochs (three of them) and the inter-linking canal... 60 odd miles in total... and none of them freeze.

You can even catch a pike or two, then throw them back.

It certainly beats a frozen lake.
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Why pull the boat so early? I know y'all are quite a bit north of us down here in the flatlands, but the club The Admiral and I are joining doesn't do its group haul-out until late October. I'm told some of the best sailing of the season is to be had in Sept. and Oct.

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