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Old 27-11-2011, 22:52   #1
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Anybody in the greater Victoria area need a hand doing (semi) heavy weather day sailing? I would like to experience a bit more than the normal sedate sailing weather. I am not into racing but would love to experience a bit more than the usual 10 to 15 knots of wind that I am currently crewing in. I expect my comfort range is into the 30's and I am not adverse to stretching that a bit further.
Maybe your regular sailing partner doesn't share your affinity for a bit more wind ? Maybe you always wanted to try a bit more wind to see what it's like ? I'd be thrilled even if it is only a one shot deal !
I am a 54 yr old male with limited sailing experience a new set of foulies and willing to take spray in the face
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Re: Victoria, BC - heavy weather daysailing

If I had one of four boats in the water, I'd love to get ya wet and cold... Some of favorite sailing...
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Old 27-11-2011, 23:20   #3
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Re: Victoria, BC - heavy weather daysailing

Four boats and they are ALL out of the water ? We are talking PNW not high arctic! This is when we see wind
My foulies claim to be water proof but I still have to verify that claim. They are nice and toasty though - verified that last Saturday. I ended up taking the jacket off because it was such a nice day for sailing.
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Yeah, I know. I typically sail year round but all four boats are out for various stages of refit or restoration.
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Re: Victoria, BC - Heavy Weather Daysailing

I have a boat designed for that type of sailing, also my favorite...but am refitting her not and will not be ready to go(Panama bound) till late Spring , possibly June. I live about 30nm SE of you over in Washington State.
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Re: Victoria, BC - Heavy Weather Daysailing

Strait of Juan de fuca is more of a lake then the sea

You'd have to head up the west coast to get the real thing.

Maybe when I'm back in Vic we can go out on my Tanzer in 20knts. Feels like 40knts on a bigger boat
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Strait of Juan de fuca is more of a lake then the sea

You'd have to head up the west coast to get the real thing.

Maybe when I'm back in Vic we can go out on my Tanzer in 20knts. Feels like 40knts on a bigger boat
I am well aware of the sheltered nature of the sea around Victoria but I got to walk before I can run
I'll look forward to a sail in a Tanzer .....
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Strait of Juan de fuca is more of a lake then the sea

You'd have to head up the west coast to get the real thing.

Maybe when I'm back in Vic we can go out on my Tanzer in 20knts. Feels like 40knts on a bigger boat
Last time I crossed the strait I had 40kt winds sustained with 3-4meter wind waves (blowing against an ebb tide causeing some wave a bit bigger)).
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Last time I crossed the strait I had 40kt winds sustained with 3-4meter wind waves (blowing against an ebb tide causeing some wave a bit bigger)).
That was in your 30'? Couldn't have been a very comfortable crossing.
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We've been pounded in the strait as well. You get a Westerly gale against that ebb, the trip to PT from Roche Harbor is anything but a pleasure cruise.
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Some of the worst beatings I ever took was beating my way to Neah Bay!
The guy who thinks the Straights doesnt get as rough as the Big O doesnt know what he's talking about - period!
In 25 years of commercial fishing on a 40' troller, I spent about 1/2 the time out on the Prairie chasing Salmon. The other 1/2 out in Hoodoo land chasing Tuna.
Sailing is a piece of cake compared to that - period again.
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Yep, he sure wouldn't have liked sailing in a clear air gale with us across there against that ebb. Forty knots sustained on the beam for the whole ride. Don't know what scared the Admiral more, healing at 45* in the gale, seeing waves towering over me to Starboard or the bottomless pit to Port as we surfed along the wave faces. Took three days in port before she was ready to sail home.
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