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Best part of saiing in wicked cold wx?

NO JET SKIS!

You won't hear a one of them from December to April.
And no express cruiser wakes. On a calm day you can ghost on water like glass. You can hear the wild life. Love it.

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Winter sailing in a laser teaches you not to capsize .

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Once I sailed my beach cat to Mt Vernon National Park in the winter...

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Winter sailing in a laser teaches you not to capsize .
...wearing a wet suit. Tied up to the excursion boat dock (they don't run in the winter). It was cold, some ice on the water. We were VERY careful about capsize.

Several people asked us if we scuba-dived over. Pretty funny.

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One year I did Winter Vashon (around the island race in december) on a Soverel 33. We came down to the boat and there was 4" of snow on it . Not only that but it was blowing 30 .

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Unless the water is frozen... it isn't too cold to sail...
in areas of hard water-----put skis on the boat and sail on it instead of in it..lol
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Might work with my boat, but most boats, specially the leadmines, would have issues with it.
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in areas of hard water-----put skis on the boat and sail on it instead of in it..lol

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You guys are hard. I'll have to work my way up to this.

Did I mention I HATE the cold. UG! Cold bad. UG!

I need heat like this.
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Yeah, but you have the advantage of having the water to yourself. I snuck out on a 50F degree day, and only saw a few other boats...
Bubble is right, you really get the water to yourself.

I've been sailing more this winter than I did last summer. In the summer everyone likes to go to the beach instead, even though we live on board much of the summer. If you are near Long Island NY, give me a shout and join me for a sail. I have an email invite list that I use to let friends know (slightly) ahead of time.

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Might work with my boat, but most boats, specially the leadmines, would have issues with it.

Now that would be interesting, skates that you can mount on your cruising cat (or tri). Kind of like skis on planes that they put under (around?) the tires.

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........ Mostly 10-15 knot breeses although we saw some serious gusts into the mid-20 knot range (not so bad running but a bit of pain upwind given that the denser air really gives this stuff some serious wallop power)

Jeff
This is the only issue with winter sailing. Took a bit to figure out that cold air is abit denser, and need to reef or reduce the job option a bit sooner!

New years day was great here in the puget sound region!

Marty

ps, we brought up a post from last spring because?!?!?!?!

sorry could not resist?

along with there is a BIG race this saturday in puget sound too! probably about 100 boats.......

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