Thursday, April 23, 2009

Ramping UP!

As you can see from yesterdays wind report our normal summer winds are back. Every year about Tax Day the winds of summer return. Ten years ago it was your normal 20-25 knots starting about 1:30 and going till sunset. With a warmer than normal valley (the central valley) and more winds from the north causing more upwelling in the ocean (and colder water) we have been seeing higher winds on the bay. The last few years have been 25-35 in the slot...everyday! It makes me appreciate a recent sail where the winds were 12-14 and the helm was steady and I could relax on deck without having to tend to the boat. I am just happy to live so close to a bay that has profound beauty and tons of wind!! And a beautiful boat to sail that bay!

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