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Trevor C
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Post by Trevor C » Mon Dec 26, 2005 10:14 pm

My son & I managed 40 mins sailing today, gusty and cold but no snow. Anybody else?
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Post by Brian E. Evans » Mon Dec 26, 2005 11:23 pm

So did I. the wind was out of the north west at 9mph and the temperature was 64 degrees F . Partly cloudy.
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Post by Trevor C » Mon Dec 26, 2005 11:54 pm

Well, no. I should think it was -1 with windchill, dark clouds etc.
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Post by Chris 249 » Tue Dec 27, 2005 9:38 am

It's been OK the last couple of days. Maybe 12-15 knots, sea breeze. The problem is the sun......it's too hot if you're wearing more than a T short, and too burny when just sailing in boardshorts.

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Post by stu » Tue Dec 27, 2005 12:35 pm

Did 3 races yesterday and maybe another couple today a little later. Came 1st in one, mid fleet in the 3rd and last in the 2nd. Wind outside was a bit fickle, the only wind concerning me thugh was from the pickle onions:x. Virtual skipper on the PC is very good on those cold winters days when sailing your desk is the only sensible option available!:D
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Post by Alan Price » Tue Dec 27, 2005 10:29 pm

No wind at Frensham Pond S.C. yesterday, where I'm sailing the Supernova over the winter.In Portsmouth today there's been a good f4 and lots of sunshine but ooooh sooo cccold even on the beach.Thought the windward hull of the 15 would be pretty uncomfortable with the wind chill factored in.Sea temp 7c
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Post by pegasus » Wed Dec 28, 2005 6:06 pm

bottled out today just look at the peggie was -1 without wind chill! Think it may have been too cold even if i was brave enough!:(
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Post by nick clibborn » Wed Dec 28, 2005 7:19 pm

.........but there was a race at Frensham on the 26th. Just for interest. In very little wind a 2.4mR keelboat won the pursuit race from a Finn (not mine). Various Lasers, Larks, RS200's and other assorted rubbish in the middle. Just shows - who would think the yardsticks of a 2.4mR and a Finn could produce a close finish.

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Post by Alan Price » Thu Dec 29, 2005 10:40 pm

Mind you folks, the wind was painfully light and the Finn in question was state of the art sailed by the British National Champion.Make what you will of that.
Wo'nt be up this Saturday, Nick. I'm going up to Mum & Dad's for the New Year.Have a good weekend.

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Post by nprice » Fri Dec 30, 2005 7:32 pm

Had a good sail Tuesday. Snow came down the river like a fog bank!

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