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Old 10-03-2007
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In summer, the mountan winds don't set so much as slosh back and forth. If they drop suddenly. everyone's head needs to be on a swivel, because the next gust is likely to come from a completely new direction, and without warning. Ability to spin the boat and trim quickly is valued. Also, small lakes mean lots of practise jibing & tacking.

Spring & fall, the winds are stronger on average and more steady in direction. Up here in WY, we've been averaging thirty mph for five straight days. It can get brutal. But if being on a boat makes you happy, you can get that here -- and we never want for breeze.
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Anybody have any sugestions as to whom to seek out for crewing when I first get there next spring? I'd like to be a part of that Regatta if I don't have a boat by then.

I assume you mean you crewing on OPB's. I'd just show up at the marina early by the docks and ask around. There's almost always someone who's willing to take someone on board in most marinas. Also, from evergreen, you could also head down to Chatfield Lake. There's a lot of sailing there as well, and the season will start earlier and end later.
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Check out the video in the racing section, 2007 results page.

Very pretty area, I'd forgotten how nice it is.
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You just have to do what we did in my youth skiing in Michigan, buy shorter skis. The fools with the long skis only got about 2 turns in before getting the the bottom of our 210 vertical feet at 'Royal Rut'. Those of us with 140s got to turn maybe 10 times. whoo hooo. Just as fun as colorado, it's the journey not the destination.

Sailing is sailing, just get a laser or something and do it small.
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Sawfish,
I would second what Tenuki said. I don't know whether or not you were into it before, but I would get into racing while your in Colorado. It's big on Lake Dillon, and you'll have your sail trim perfected for when the time comes that your wife is tired of freezing her tail off.
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Sawfish,
It just occurred to me that the picture that is my avatar was taken on Lake Dillon in 2004. So that's what she looks like...
Funny Sailhog, becuase that is what I had in my mind's eye about what it must look like....
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