Above photo taken by Steve Domjan at the Bowl. Thank you Steve, you could have been sailing you

  • Above photo taken by Steve Domjan at the Bowl. Thank you Steve, you could have been sailing yourself instead of taking photos of me.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

local paper

http://www.antonnews.com/portwashingtonnews/sports/3684-on-the-bay-october-23-2009.html‬‪

“On the Bay: October 23, 2009‬‪Written by Andrea Watson Friday, 23 October 2009”‬‪

“What a weekend we had last week. …, Mother Nature decided to reward all our efforts with a weekend filled with high winds, tons of rain and temperatures that were more normal for mid-December than for late October. Such are the vagaries of weather as those who spend a lot of time on the water know all too well.”‬‪
SO FAR SO GOOD.‬‪“
… 2009 Manhasset Bay YC Fall Series. Way back when this regatta was started, the idea was to race when the wind was up on western Long Island Sound. Well, as the saying goes, be careful about what you wish for”., …BLA BLA BLA…
“On Sunday, all racing was cancelled, as the fierce nor’ easterly hit our area bringing sustained winds at 30 knots and gusts reported as high as 50. …”BLA BLA BLA…‬‪“…
boatyards … long winter. … frostbite season for …very special about this group of people. … who enjoy the cold weather …”EVEN MORE BLA BLA BLA.”‬‪‬‪


OK, so this happens just about every year. And every year the news says pretty much the same thing.
‬‪First we brag about how the MB Fall Series is supposed to take advantage of the Fall winds.
Then they end up canceling races because it’s too windy! Too windy?

‬‪It wasn’t that windy. I sailed a 5.5 that Sunday.
But, I guess if you spend several hundred thousand dollars on a high tech racing yacht designed for the light breezes of summer, it’s too windy.‬‪

Then I get to read about how brave and crazy all the frostbiters are.
Oooh!, they sail in the winter.‬‪Of course people sail in the winter…
‬‪it’s windy in the winter,‬‪
there are waves in the winter,‬‪
there are no crowds in the winter,‬‪
But mostly, we have access in the winter.‬‪
Thank god for winter

Monday, October 19, 2009

Just touching base

Just touching base with ya’ll. This Fall on Long Island has been like… Fall on Long Island. My favorite time of year. The water is still warm; even if the air is freezing [and it is freezing]. In the Fall most of our access problems go away. [ but that doesn’t mean you can stop writing letters to your local officials.] Go to LIBBA, MSA, NYCRF, or any of the Fishing Boards: STRIPERSONLINE, NOREAST.COM, etc and you will see that the very vocal fishing community want the beaches all to themselves.

Fortunately, none of that BS really matters right now. We have had more windy days than I can count. Great swell and waves. Ahhhh Fall.