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Re: 2017 Sailing Season on the Chesapeake

Not sure where the gale warnings were as I didn't seen sustained winds over 34 except from Solomon's down the Bay though there may have been some localized funnel areas

We saw winds sustained at 25 gusts to 55 where we are on San Domingo Creek. It was pretty switchy in terms of direction but we were protected from any wave action fetch where we anchored.

I did get up for 1/2 hour at 5:30 whenthe. Peak occured and the direction went from S to SW to W to insure the anchor held or pivoted, which it did. Thank you Mr Rocna

Anchoring in wind is about your confidence in your anchoring technique. You can't always be assured of a perfect spot or a tie up. I actually worry more about other boats in an anchorage dragging than Haleakula.

To me that's why buying a good anchor is really important as it can become a piece of emergency equipment


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