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steady 8 knots here in MA, with sunny skies and 70 degree weather....perfect!
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Angry Not so good on Lake Michigan

25-30 kts steady with 35-40 kt gusts for the last 72 hours. And ... 45-50 degree temps.

Sixteen lines on the boat and still had two snap!

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After a stetch of cool rainy weather since "First Tracks" was splashed on May 11, the last few days have been very nice here on Long Island Sound . Sunny and in the 70s with winds 12-15 knots. Six days out on the water so far and I've seen 7+ knots on the knotmeter each time. Nice!
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It sucketh. The sailing season this Spring on Lake Michigan has been dismal, and continues to be iffy this weekend.
I think the forecast is a bit >< more optimistic for us, on the east side of the state, but, given the way this spring has been going: I wouldn't place any bets.

Tomorrow is supposed to be warmer, with "only" a 20% chance of so of rain, increasing to near certainty in the afternoon/evening. That's okay, because tomorrow I had planned only to tune the rigging, get the sails aboard and the mainsail hanked on, hook up the shore power, and otherwise finish getting her ready to sail on...

Sunday: The plan is to finally sail! Problem is: Winds are predicted to be "light and variable." Coupled with Lake St. Stupid's naturally screwy air: That's a recipe for A Really Boring Day, followed by "Screw it," fire up the iron genoa, and head back in. If history is any guide: At about the time we've finished tying-up, the wind should pick up Chance of rain increases to 40% on Sunday That brings us to...

Memorial day. There's a Memorial Day Observance at our sail club, and, I imagine, we'll spend the day there and with friends who live nearby that "launch" their pool on Memorial Day weekend.

So... It could be good, or it could really suck.

It's been a Really Weird Spring, this year. Until last weekend, there were few boats, sail or power, in the water, 'round these parts.

There was at least one Really Terrific Sailing Weather Day earlier this week. Of course: I was working that day and Abracadabra wasn't ready to sail yet...

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Oh g*dd*mnit to hell! I rearranged my entire weekend because of some steady 25 kts with gusts to 45kts going on today and Sat. Sun was going to be more gentler.
Forecast just switched to include Sun and Mon as well.

Don't the seagods know that it's memorial day weekend?

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On lower chesapeake forecast for this weekend is 10-12kts through sunday and 8-10 on monday.......We should have a pretty good sailing weekend! It has been fairly pleasant with plenty of wind so far this year. We got the boat here in early March and have been out twice a week since.....only once did we head in because the wind completely died! I here the winds around here will start to get real light mid june and stay that way through August...I hope to get lots of practice making my ole heavy alberg move in light air.

I hope the weather turns for all you guys with not so favorable conditions.

Enjoy the weekend and lets not forget those that sacrificed and protected our freedoms!
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Our problem has been cool temps - shaping up for record cold/wet spring looking at May/June. Winds up and down, all or nothing most days. Last weekend we were out 4 days, pleasant enough if you dressed for it, but both trip over Friday afternoon and trip back Monday was 5-6 hours motoring in glassy calm... not what we're after.

This keeps up we'll start shopping Grand Banks'....

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Our problem has been cool temps - shaping up for record cold/wet spring looking at May/June. Winds up and down, all or nothing most days. Last weekend we were out 4 days, pleasant enough if you dressed for it, but both trip over Friday afternoon and trip back Monday was 5-6 hours motoring in glassy calm... not what we're after.

This keeps up we'll start shopping Grand Banks'....
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this has been a very odd spring - hot early April - then the wind started blowing mid month and has simply refused to quit

seems to average for four or more most days - not much rain - bright days - but relentless wind. I like drifting

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Our problem has been cool temps - shaping up for record cold/wet spring looking at May/June. Winds up and down, all or nothing most days. Last weekend we were out 4 days, pleasant enough if you dressed for it, but both trip over Friday afternoon and trip back Monday was 5-6 hours motoring in glassy calm... not what we're after.

This keeps up we'll start shopping Grand Banks'....
I hear ya...I'm pretty much fed up with all the rain. I'm usually happy regardless of the weather but now it's just getting ridiculous. Really looking forward to the summer...if it ever gets here


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