myiW Current Conditions and Forecasts Community Forums Windsurfing Videos Buy and Sell Services
 
Hi guest · myAccount · Log in
 SearchSearch   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   RegisterRegister 
DC area sailing tomorrow
Goto page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Eastern and Central USA & Canada
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
sdk1234



Joined: 03 Oct 2010
Posts: 9

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:13 pm    Post subject: DC area sailing tomorrow Reply with quote

Anyone in the DC area sailing in the strong southerlies tomorrow? I'm thinking Sandy Point, any other reccos?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
ron.c



Joined: 30 Oct 2004
Posts: 1395

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DC not my area, but thanks for the heads up.

Even this morning CC was not forecasted to get decent winds, now it looks like 20-25 - the weather is a change'n.

RC
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
justall



Joined: 30 Jul 2007
Posts: 171

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was about to post the same. Looks like a good southerly flow, though the various forecasts are mixed on timing and speed. Also, it looks like there could be a thunderstorm at the tail end of the push ... So got to hit it early and then head for cover. I was thinking Belle Haven Marina or Mason Neck to save some drive time, but I will check the forecasts in the morning. Has anyone recently been to these locations with a comment on how the weeds are this year?

Decisions, decisions ... It does look like Sandy Point will have 4+mph more than the Potomac sites ... But then there may be very high jelly fish concentration at Sandy Point ( http://chesapeakebay.noaa.gov/forecasting-sea-nettles) ... Anyone been to Sandy Point recently to comment on that?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sdk1234



Joined: 03 Oct 2010
Posts: 9

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure Mason Neck is sailable with south winds, check windsurfresource.com.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
justall



Joined: 30 Jul 2007
Posts: 171

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 9:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point ... I think Mason Neck is generally good with any westerly contribution, which we won't have tomorrow. Hmm ... I also just read that the MD seafood festival is at Sandy Point tomorrow and they talk about shuttle buses ( could it really fill that lot?)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sdk1234



Joined: 03 Oct 2010
Posts: 9

PostPosted: Fri Sep 07, 2012 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that tip. I never sailed Breezy Point or Bayfront Park but that might be my other option.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
justall



Joined: 30 Jul 2007
Posts: 171

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I have been considering those as well. But, today, unless the wind looks like it just won't be enough on the Potomac, I think I am going to stay closer to home and try Leesylvania State Park (or maybe Belle Haven if someone posts with a favorable weed report). Thinking 11 or noon arrival.

If Chesapeake looks to be the only option when I hit the driver seat, may see you on the Bay.

Either way let's let this group know how the sessions go.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sdk1234



Joined: 03 Oct 2010
Posts: 9

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 11:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm at Sandy point, line to get in but plenty of parking by the launch area. Llooks good enough for my 6.6.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
justall



Joined: 30 Jul 2007
Posts: 171

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 7:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How was Sandy Point today? I went to Leesylvania State Park for the first time. Pretty good for S winds. Started with a 7.5, but very quickly switched to a well-powered 6.2. (125 l, 160 lbs, 42cm) Surprising that there was only one other person out. Was derigged and exiting before the southerly flow turned northerly ... with a nearly 60 mph blow in between.

I would give a thumbs-up to Leesylvania ... Not too far off 95, easy launch, very wide point of the river, very few weeds (used a regular fin) .... and enough boat traffic around to give you a tow if you broke down.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
sdk1234



Joined: 03 Oct 2010
Posts: 9

PostPosted: Sat Sep 08, 2012 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sandy Point was good, solid 20+ MPH until the front moved through. Stuck with my 6.6 though overpowered at times.

I've been thinking about sailing Leesylvania with the right conditions, now I know.

Off to Dewey Beach next weekend and Maui the following weekend to get my wavesailing fix.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Eastern and Central USA & Canada All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

myiW | Weather | Community | Membership | Support | Log in
like us on facebook
© Copyright 1999-2007 WeatherFlow, Inc Contact Us Ad Marketplace

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group