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Anyone up for sailing in the tropical storm this Saturday
Leaving out of Montauk, IF (IF the big IF, not a little if) we deem conditions are ok, we'd leave Montauk and head the 5 miles to Montauk point where we'd be exposed to winds and waves. We'd practice sailing east of the point, no sense going out a ton of miles to get to the conditions, it would be better to practice where we could duck back west and out of it, when we wanted. We'd also practice heaving to and applying different reefing arrangements.
Then we'd head back into more protected waters behind the point and sail back to the lake. Elapsed time off the point could be 1 hour or 2, more or less depending on how eveyone was doing.
PM me if you are interested. You could sleep on the boat Saturday night. Food and beer included. You would be responsible for bringing ice, availble at local stores. You would be expected to help with cooking and dishes. Bring foul weather gear. Bring a harness if you have one.
All this is dependent on the conditions being not too bad. I want to advance skills a bit in as safe a manner as possible. This looks like it *might* be a rare oportunity to meet that criteria. Again, we might not go at all if conditions look like they are too much.
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