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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:38 pm    Post subject: ANyone going to Stevenson tomorrow? Reply with quote

Its looks good, but im a bit nervous about my first east wind if there wont be people around Laughing
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Windsurf83



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if it is windy, there will be guys there.

Maybe launch at "the point" where the kiteboarders launch, and then if you get blown down wind a little you can out at Bob's beach.

have fun!
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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NolimitzWind wrote:
if it is windy, there will be guys there.

Maybe launch at "the point" where the kiteboarders launch, and then if you get blown down wind a little you can out at Bob's beach.

have fun!

Thats the plan, launch by the east dock. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what about girls??
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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

masterblaster wrote:
what about girls??

good point Very Happy
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westender



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't launch at the kite beach.

That's fine for good sailors that are cool with kiters. Rig and launch at the grassy area at the boat ramp (the docks as you mentioned).

Make sure you get to shore before you go past the Sternwheeler pier/Bob's Beach. If you get really screwed up you can land at the sand spit near the piling at the Rock Creek RR bridge. It's shallow pretty far out into the river.

Any farther downstream and your ordeal will become much more memorable.

You could do Rooster if you walk it up to the Nude Beach and launch from there (the east end).

Good luck figuring the sail size.
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johnl



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If the wind shows up (Iwindsurf saying 20knots, Temira saying mid 20's) I'll be there. Sailing an easterly isn't that tough there (boat ramp). Just remember ALWAYS point upwind. That way you can work your way upwind and if you hit some lulls you have room before you get into trouble. And if you fall on your jibes, get up quick Smile Also rig a little bigger than you think (I go 1/2 meter bigger).

If it's windy, see ya there (I drive a white sprinter van)...

John
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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

westender wrote:
Don't launch at the kite beach.

That's fine for good sailors that are cool with kiters. Rig and launch at the grassy area at the boat ramp (the docks as you mentioned).

Make sure you get to shore before you go past the Sternwheeler pier/Bob's Beach. If you get really screwed up you can land at the sand spit near the piling at the Rock Creek RR bridge. It's shallow pretty far out into the river.

Any farther downstream and your ordeal will become much more memorable.

You could do Rooster if you walk it up to the Nude Beach and launch from there (the east end).

Good luck figuring the sail size.

nothing in this makes me want to go to stevenson more...kind of want to check out RR though Smile
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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2011 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

johnl wrote:


If it's windy, see ya there (I drive a white sprinter van)...

John

you and everyone else Wink Ill be in a black passat with ronald mcdonalds windsurfing boards on top. Anyone who sees me there, feel free to come and how to do it the "right" way Very Happy



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mchaco1



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I survived and had a few good runs out with only a walk from the kite beach to the east ramp. Met tons of people too. I was pretty windy...Im going to go lay down
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