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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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You might want to think about finger food, and not cooking. Have fun, and be safe. The only way to learn is to get into the fray. BEST WISHES..........i2f

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Good point on the finger food. I'm planning to be back in a protected lake soon after we have fun out in the waves. I'm all for finger food though.

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Bene - I would KILL to be able to join you guys!

Be careful out there, dude. And bring back a tall tale!!!


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Yeah, photos too.

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Seriously, good luck and be safe.


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Sounds like its going to be exciting! Have fun. Are you going to run a jack-line?

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Hey, have fun man! Be safe. Is your son going or is he going surfing?

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dang--the winds will be supposedly 40-50 mph--surf will be---X ft in height---should be ok for a decent crew to handle---take pix or didnt happen......we gonna go to dry tortugas and wait for a real one to come in ...LOL.....

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I'll be the only to post - "You are an idiot" even considering. PNW - 30-60 unsustained...and you want bragging rights to doing a hurricane / trop storm. Sorry pal - a brainless idea.

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