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Old 11-07-2011
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"The season that wasn't ends"?
Denise, step way from the margarita blender!
Nothing that a comma won't fix.

The season that wasn't, ends.


In other words, a crappy sailing season is over.

We actually had better sailing weather in July, when traditionally that is the month to sit in the marina and bake (or work on projects for the more active).
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I actually find that the heat is more difficult to deal with if I spend long periods in the A/C. If I just stay out in it, I acclimate and it's not that bad.
Heartily agree. We do not have AC either on the boat or in the house. Working in an office building in the summertime is difficult.
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Not going there. The season never ends, I sailed today. Because traffic was light and few boats are left on the moorings, I managed to sail her into the harbor and onto the mooring. Sunny day, gentle breeze.
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This was kinda of a crappy season. Even when i thought we were going to have a late summer it hit like a ton of rocks that it was fall that felt like winter. i put my boat in about a month ago on a 90 degree day on the east coast new england area and then after the laborday weekennd it didn't get any better goes from 90 on weekend to 29 degrees the next week
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After a few 100 deg F days in June but some nice sailing days, I escaped to the lower Delaware Bay for July; 10 deg F cooler, less humid and always a breeze.

August, September and October where not bad; some days with to much wind, to much rain or no wind, but enough good days for pleasant sailing.

This year our normal spring floating debris islands lasted all year.
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I'm in Missouri and I managed to sail my dinghy in that 100+ heat, like others said acclimate and lots of water. It was bitter sweet pulling my C22 out for the winter since I bought her late and didn't get to put a lot of miles on her.
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Can't help but notice this entire thread is somewhere on the right coast. Not a peep from the left coast. Could it be that we have no idea what you are talking about?
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I don't know about the right or left coast but I am another Missouri sailor but had the unfortunate luck of not being to get out in the 100 degree stuff unless I just wanted to motor around a bit. The rest of the year was really good though.
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I thought it was just me

This really seemed like a lost summer. I'm glad to hear others expressing the same sentiment. Seemed like it rained forever, then became really hot. On top of that, seems like the hot days were accompanied by no wind.
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Around here in 2010 we were getting record breaking heat all summer long. But we went out anyway in the evenings, even with the temps above 90F, and found that 90% of the time there was a great breeze that kept things pleasant (as long as you avoided running). This year, not so much. The hot days and evenings seemed to be windless.

It's a shame, my one and only genoa (a 110) was damaged pretty badly at the very end of 2010, forcing me to buy a new one sooner than I had planned. I went with another 110 based on the breezes that year. If I had known how bad this year was, I'd have gotten a 135.

It will take a few more years before I know what "typical" really is around here.
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