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Re: 9 foot waves with a 6 second period currently on Lake Ontario
I've always hated leaving Newport after November 1st for Bermuda. Being such a short trip to Bermuda, there's very little chance of not having a pretty good weather window leaving significantly earlier even considering it's still hurricane season. I actually had a pretty mellow trip the last time we left Newport October 8th. But it certainly wasn't a pleasure cruise. If our boat speed under sail dropped to 6 knots; on came the engine!
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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