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Anyone else enjoy the lively conditions this weekend?

Autumn is def the best time of year for the kind of sailing I enjoy most, in good winds pushing the boat to its limits.

You can see Manhattan under the low side starting at about 2:00

However this is also a season for added precaution.

My father was on LI sound Saturday about 5 miles east of Port Jefferson towards the end of the day, cruising back from Block Island on his c&c 32, when the coast guard came on Channel 16 and advised all small craft to find shelter because "40 knot winds and 10' seas" were a-coming. Well the front swept in shortly after, and fortunately he already had sail down and was under motor making way to shelter. Once it hit he was only able make about 2 knots at full power into the wind and waves and it took him hours to make it into the harbor. He heard on the radio that one boater was not so lucky, and had called for rescue just outside of Port Jefferson harbor. Throughout the night he says his boat was shaking in the wind, and he was pretty happy about having just bought an oversized plow type anchor for the trip.

Last weekend, during a distance phrf race, we saw a front moving in but stayed powered up anyway, full main and 155 genny. It was 3-4 miles away, so we figured we had some time before it hit. Wrong. Thirty seconds later we got a massive wind shift, autotacked and then just as we lost nearly all speed a tremendous gust caught us. It started blowing at least 22-25 knots and the boat got knocked down severely. It was spreaders in the water, with the guys on the low side literally swimming/floating above the lifelines as the boat was pinned at over 90 degrees for probably 10 seconds. Finally the cockpit crew was able to get the sheet released (funny how difficult it becomes to do this at 90 degrees) and we wound up taking the main down until we got control of the boat. Racers are great at going fast, but not at tying in reefs (they have no practice I guess haha) so my cruising experience for the first time became an asset to the overall effort and we finally got a reef in and were able to power into the 4-5 foot waves that had suddenly come up as the wind was just beginning to subside. About 40 minutes later the front had passed and there was little more than a whisper on the water and a huge rainbow behind us:



Autumn makes for great sailing I must say
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Re: Anyone else enjoy the lively conditions this weekend?

Recognized Lady Liberty off to the port along with the tall building next to Liberty Landing Marinia on the Jersey side/

Looks like you had a double reef in the main, and it was still flapping around.

Fun sail

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Looks like you had a good sail!

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Re: Anyone else enjoy the lively conditions this weekend?

yea i had the same gust a little more tho 30-35 gusts and i had a 1/4 of the genny out and i was doing 7mphs on my coronado 27 down wind. it was crazy really dangerous doing that by my self. at the opeing of the harbor it was 6 ft waves :/

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whoa ! toooooo much wind for me ! I'm more of a fair weather sailor. lets hear it for cellphone satelite capability.
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Anyone else enjoy the lively conditions this weekend?

Skipped Saturday because of the forecast. Went out Monday, expecting an autumn sail. Cloudy, cool and absolutely no wind! Go figure.
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Oh hell yeah!!



Nice sailing chech!

PS - We too took advantage of the great weather this weekend - but with slightly less success. Check out my write up in the BFS thread. It's worth the giggle.


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Re: Anyone else enjoy the lively conditions this weekend?

We raced from Newport to Block Island on Saturday. Wasn't as bad as you describe up here. 20-25 on the nose for the second half of the race but plowing through choppy seas with altogether too much sail up. Rail in the water pretty much the whole way. Thrilling and the only dry spot was where I was standing (behind the wheel). Great day and last hurrah for the season. 37 boats registered, only 22 finished. Motored back on Monday. Water was as smooth as can be. What a difference a day makes.
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We raced from Newport to Block Island on Saturday. Wasn't as bad as you describe up here. 20-25 on the nose for the second half of the race but plowing through choppy seas with altogether too much sail up. Rail in the water pretty much the whole way. Thrilling and the only dry spot was where I was standing (behind the wheel). Great day and last hurrah for the season. 37 boats registered, only 22 finished. Motored back on Monday. Water was as smooth as can be. What a difference a day makes.
Sounds like a great race! Will you guys be doing something similar in the Spring, and can visitors sign up for it?
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