We had been watching the forecast all week and knew something good was going to happen for the weekend. The big Nor'easter happening north of us gave us great west/northwest wind in 25-35mph range. The Lake Norman crew hit it again. Last month was "Smoke on the Water". Today was just plain honkin'. Air temps were in the high 40s, it was sunny, and the water didn't seem cold at all (thank you neoprene). I got a hall pass in between family commitments and had a good 2 hours on the water. We started on 5s and then rigged down to 4s after it picked up a good notch. Even though the sun was directly facing me when I brought out the camera, enjoy the pics (more pics in the picture album...see link at right) and video of the crew....
Gotta love these late year sessions! Glad you caught it. We had big wind on Long Island too, but Cape Cod appears to have missed it (via Scooper's blog).
I dare say I wouldn't have gone out in the conditions you sailed. Hats off to the Long Island crew!
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