Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Swarthmore, PA
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Ulladh - We've been in VA all weekend visiting my son at Jamboree, so unable to sail. I was a little frustrated at missing some good sailing weather, but your description sounds like we picked a good weekend to miss.
We've been very lucky that aside from one calm day in April, we've never had a day when we could not sail both ways. We've always been able to make headway against the current, or planned our timing to change direction at the same time as the tide.
I'll have to study the GR rules, plan a course, and study the tide schedules. If I time the currents right I might be able to post a pretty impressive time. I know from our GPS traces that the currents can make our windward tacks look almost impossible - maybe around ±20°. I'll have to dig some of them up and post them, because they look pretty crazy.
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1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1994 Mason 44 Firefly on loan from my BFF (West River, Galesville, MD)
1991 15' Trophy (Lake Wallenpaupack)
1985 14' Phantom (Lake Wallenpaupack)