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Saturday at Shell Point?

Jan 6, 2017 by MackOS

NWS has updated the forecast and it's now north at 25, with gusts to 40. Anyone else up for chilly willy sail? It will be a balmy 40 degrees at noon, with a blistering high of 44 at 4:00.


Date: 01/07/2017
From: alexb

Just got back from BP. Got a bit over an hour in. Mostly NW and gusty thought it felt like it was switching more N/NE. And it warmed up nicely.
Date: 01/07/2017
From: MackOS

I'm getting ready to head out to Shell Point (12:15 Saturday). Hopefully some other intrepid soul will be down there.
Date: 01/07/2017
From: alexb

A bit eerie on the water with the fog smoke.

Pretty good wind at AP, steady 20+ but it's too much west. BP is pretty much off shore and very gusty but the AP public boat launch is perfect angle to windsurf launch.

Too damn cold though! It's 37° or around 33° with the wind chill. Probably lower. I could stand about 15 seconds measuring the wind before my ears and hands froze. Not exactly enthusiastic about getting wet in this. lol

Date: 01/06/2017
From: alexb

Flat water goes better with the drysuit and 15min is all I need before I get bored and wonder WTF I came out in the first place. I'm actually hoping NW blows the tide out and it's shallow at BP. Just need a few inches of water to play around with the skimboard on the kite.

SGI might work on Sunday NE but man do I not feel like layering up the wetsuit.
Date: 01/06/2017
From: fhawk

You guys are bonkers. Plus, flat water everywhere other than CSB. Hands will be lumps in 15min.
Date: 01/06/2017
From: timssailloft

That is better than Zero for the high and -30 windchill. Lake Superior is still open with some ice forming in the bay this morning. I may be able to sail the Snowfer this month.
Date: 01/06/2017
From: alexb

I plan to be playing around at BP if it's actually worth getting out from under the electric blanket in the morning.

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