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Seems as windy as ever to me, if not windier.
We tend to get pretty decently consistent good sailing weather in spring, thru early summer, and very late summer into fall. But during full summer it tends to get hot, sticky and often essentially windless. That's one of the two reasons we're currently looking for a small, inexpensive stink-pot (16' or so): On those days where we want to be on the water, but there's no air, we'll just hop in the little stink-boat and cruise around. The other reason is there are neat areas nearby that, quite honestly, we cannot go with our 5' of draft.
We also have friends who own part of an island on the other side of the bay. An hour or better by car (you have to go around the bay), and somebody has to come fetch you. Two hours or better by sail (depending on the air), and still somebody has to come out and fetch you because of the lack-of-depth. Twenty minutes or less by speedy stink-pot cutting directly across the bay, and pull right up to the island. We love Abracadabra, but some things are better-suited to a different kind of vessel.