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Sailing in lakes as opposed to sailing in the sea
Playing in the "Tell me what place is this" thread (I should say "withnessing others play", rather) keeps reminding me how beaurtifull the nature in the great lakes is and has made me consider chartering a sailboat next year, or in 2009, for a week or so in the area.
As a total ignorant (we don't have this kind of lakes in Europe) it looks to me like sailing in the lakes must be a piece of cake: "What can go wrong?. Even in the worst conditions there is not enough fetch to create big waves... There must be some tricks to learn, but should be much more quiet than in the sea". Is it really like that or is it only out of my ignorance that these thoughts come to my mind?
And also, since I don't know the lakes (well, apart from Chicago and other lake cities, but this is not really what I am talking about), I would appreciate some recommendation about your favourite areas.
Thank you very much.