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chibichibi



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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2007 10:13 pm    Post subject: why is it blowing at Berkeley ALL the time now? Reply with quote

ok, i am new to the berkeley scene. i've been rather bummed at the lack of wind before last week. every time i go out on a 20 it dies to 15. anyone know why it's been blowing off the hook for the last 5 days straight? seems uncanny or is this how it "should" be?
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burkely



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

In the 80's and most of the 90's Berkeley winds blew regularly in sequences similar to the past five days. I used to anticipate a day off after a long run of good days. Tonight I can hardly move but hope the July blast continues.

burkely
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isobars



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, it's gotta blow somewhere, and it ain't a banner year in the Gorge. Fluke, or pattern?

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dabull1



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GLOBAL WARMING... DIG IT!! Bull
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madspaniard



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

best week ever at Berkeley, wind and swell were amazing, can't get enough, last year was all up and down, teaser winds. I always heard Berkeley used to be a great spot with medium to high winds
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MOTOP



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 3:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

burkely wrote:
Tonight I can hardly move but hope the July blast continues.

I share your hopes and pains Smile
Some people got as much as 7 straight days of 4.x sailing. If the next week follows the same suit, I'm taking a vacation.
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charlie12



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

burkely wrote:
In the 80's and most of the 90's Berkeley winds blew regularly in sequences similar to the past five days. I used to anticipate a day off after a long run of good days. Tonight I can hardly move but hope the July blast continues.

burkely


i remenber some of that.
and ya sick windy days
are we all gonna hit it once again..?
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windoggie



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 12:30 pm    Post subject: Re: why is it blowing at Berkeley ALL the time now? Reply with quote

chibichibi wrote:
ok, i am new to the berkeley scene. i've been rather bummed at the lack of wind before last week. every time i go out on a 20 it dies to 15. anyone know why it's been blowing off the hook for the last 5 days straight? seems uncanny or is this how it "should" be?


The reason it's been blowing so hard is because I've been off the water, injured by a slap shot to the hip during the last round of cranking winds. So thank me. I should be back on the water in about a week, so go get it before I kill it when I return.

And Burkley, if you would act your age and come in after 6 hours on the water every fukin day, you might be moving a little better. I can arrive at the parking lot...rig up, sail, unrig, drink a couple of beers, eat Bruce's peanuts, have a "skipper's meeting" and Burkley is STILL out there. You can spot him a mile away because of his "easy chair stance"...going faster than anyone else on the water.
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chibichibi



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can you define Burkeley's "easy chair stance"? i still have never seen him on the water, only either un-rigging and re-re-organizing his gear/van after his 6 hour sessions. he's an inspiration to all.
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chibichibi



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can you define Burkeley's "easy chair stance"? i still have never seen him on the water, only either un-rigging and re-re-organizing his gear/van after his 6 hour sessions. he's an inspiration to all.
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