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johnson_brian_j



Joined: 09 Jul 2007
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Location: Ventura County, California

PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 7:45 am    Post subject: Boston sailing this weekend Reply with quote

I'll be visiting the Boston area this weekend, staying in Burlington. The forecast looks promising for NE on Saturday, and I'd like to try to get in a few hours of sailing. What is the recommendation? From reading this forum, it looks like Pleasure Bay is closed to sailing during the day. I won't have enough time to drive to Cape Cod. Lake Quannapowitt? Nahant? What do I need to know?

About me: Been windsurfing about two years, mostly freshwater, in winds generally less than 20 MPH. Comfortable in harness, working on footstraps, waterstarts about 35% successful.

Thanks!
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johnson_brian_j



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:30 am    Post subject: Re: Boston sailing this weekend Reply with quote

johnson_brian_j wrote:
The forecast looks promising for NE on Saturday


... or there may be a hurricane, in which case I'm staying home.
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alex177



Joined: 04 May 2002
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 11:05 am    Post subject: Re: Boston sailing this weekend Reply with quote

johnson_brian_j wrote:
johnson_brian_j wrote:
The forecast looks promising for NE on Saturday


... or there may be a hurricane, in which case I'm staying home.


But in case of a hurricane, the guards at Pleasure Bay will be gone and you could sail inside Very Happy
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braden



Joined: 12 Jun 1987
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hurricanes are tightly wound, the wind falls off rapidly 100-150 miles from the center. So there are waves, but wind forecasts are too high. Better wind if it degenerates to a tropical storm.
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OliverTwist



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the heavy rain Saturday I'm planning on sailing PBay in the pool.
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