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Late fall sailing in western Long Island sound

Today we made up for missing our (sort of annual) Thanksgiving morning sail.
Was a wonderful day with full sun, north wind about 12 knots with temp 40 degrees +-.
Is great when I can be a passenger on my own boat, as was sailing with 3 experienced captains and 2 seasoned crew. Usually we have the sound to ourselves except for the occasional barge/tug but was delighted to sail with 2 other friends/boats also out of our marina in Manhasset bay and then after beating out of the bay onto the sound spotted 4 boats to the northeast, looked like out of Larchmont. That was a crowd for this time of year and was great to see them.
Covered a lot of ground in the approx 4 hours underway, Maria was calling out speeds of high 6 and low 7 knots and asking "could we really have covered 8 miles already, we are only out here a little over an hour so far". We just all smiled. No seal sightings yet, usually don't see them until January after I haul my boat and sail with the 2 other boats thru out the winter.
Just wanted to share the day...and wondered if anyone out there from Larchmont or other today?
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You are my idol dude

Great you could get out and had a good weather day. 😁😁😁😁


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When I was working in Manhattan and lived aboard my boat. I would be sailing back to Mount Sinai for the winter in early December because the marina in New York would shut down. I remember nice crisp days bundled up in the cockpit drinking a hot beverage. We were often the only boat out there.
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Great you could get out and had a good weather day. 😁😁😁😁
Yes, very fortunate as it is coming down to a precious few days.
Hoping to sail up to Christmas eve, but will depend on how mother nature treats us.
Not looking good right now. But not complaining as we've had a very good/active late season
with day sailing 2/3 times a week and a couple of short overnight cruises in November.
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When I was working in Manhattan and lived aboard my boat. I would be sailing back to Mount Sinai for the winter in early December because the marina in New York would shut down. I remember nice crisp days bundled up in the cockpit drinking a hot beverage. We were often the only boat out there.
Yes, most marinas all shut down or shutting down. But are some pluses as have choice of anchorages, which is my preference. (as my wife says...there is a reason for that!)
Last week coming back from overnight in Norwalk Islands, only 2 tugs/barges spotted and a few distant fisherman. And for sure cannot beat clear crisp days.
Makes up some for all those days motoring up/down the sound.
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Hey,

Good for you! This fall has not been good for sailing. Windy and cold most days. Glad you got out.

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Good for you! This fall has not been good for sailing. Windy and cold most days. Glad you got out.

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Don't mind sailing in cold and windy days,
just not when the cold and wind is in the same day! :-)
Yes, we really have had to pick our days but have been lucky
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Re: Late fall sailing in western Long Island sound

I will be sailing out of Manhasset bay on my boat (30 fter) thru December,
All are welcome. Come sail. Have heat!
Usually looking for a mostly sunny day, min. temps. in high 30's/low 40's
with moderate wind. Usually visibility very clear with great vistas of city/bridges.
Typical timing this time of year 12 noon to 3 or 4 pm
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