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11-09-2011 08:48 PM
GeorgeB Here in SF our season begins New Year’s Day and ends Dec 31st. Our first weekend cruise was in the beginning of March and in the middle of a big storm (real victory at sea stuff). We then had good sailing in the spring. Our boat was down for the most of the summer while we replaced the stem fitting. Then I had some family commitments which further kept us away from the water. We did our final overnight cruise of the season last weekend and had rain overnight but a glorious sail back to our marina on Sunday. What a way to bookend the season. You know, some seasons you sail a thousand miles or more and other years only a hundred. But, somehow it all works out.
11-09-2011 07:50 PM
centaursailor No show summer this year on our East coast, then again its the Irish Sea not the Pacific thats outside the breakwater.
Keep my boat in the harbour all year and you never know what weather any weekend will bring round here. Take the sails down when theres hard frost about but that usualy come after Christmas.
I,v been out day sailing in December and don,t mind comeing back in in the dark now the harbour light is working again.
Well wrapped agus kept warm on the inside with a nip of the oul Jameson, it shortens the winter conciderably.
Not looking too bad for this weekend and the forecast is for a mild few weeks ahead.
Safe sailing
11-09-2011 07:27 PM
glassdad
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Originally Posted by Capt Len View Post
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?
From a left coaster; I haven't sailed in two weeks! We have had bad weather. Winds 30 knots and some rain. Rain predicted for this weekend too. Well, I can always sail over Thanksgiving.
11-09-2011 06:24 PM
deniseO30 NO thanks for FLA. 2-3 months of H H H is more than I can bear already. I'm NOT going to do well in hell! LOL
11-09-2011 06:13 PM
night0wl Come to florida and buy a waterfront house....sailing season all year long!
11-09-2011 05:21 PM
johnshasteen The Texas gulf sailing season is just starting. In the summer it's just too hot and the winds are to light to sail - the winter here is in the 60/70's and the breeze picks up considerably.
11-09-2011 05:04 PM
deniseO30 The past few days are just picture perfect! now that the boats are out of the water! ARrrrg!
11-09-2011 04:02 PM
TakeFive 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.
11-09-2011 03:38 PM
Quickstep192
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.
11-09-2011 03:23 PM
MarkCK 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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