Originally Posted by Terk07
New sailors from Ohio
stopping in to give a quick hello. Pondered sailing for 6 mos, took 4-day sailing course a month ago, loved it, bought an older Hunter
28.5 for a beginner boat
and ready to give sailing a good hard try. If anyone has advice
on sailing Lake Erie, wind
, gusts, good, quiet and friendly marinas
between Lorain and Cleveland or just sailing in general feel free to send me a message.
Welcome ! Here's a quick primer - north east wind - bad ( the fetch gets the lake rolling ) . If you are out there and you feel the wind go cold -
GET OFF THE LAKE, it spins up fast .
The best way to think about it is , put 2 inches of water
in a bathtub and slosh around , you get violent water
reactions because it's so shallow.
Wind can vary from 0 to over 60 knots - I guess like anywhere , but the waters reaction to it can be shocking at first.
We are in Lorain ( oasis marina) and like it , are you looking for somewhere to keep the boat or places to travel to?