25 May 2006

Beautiful Forecast

Today. Patchy morning fog and low clouds. Otherwise mostly sunny. Breezy. Highs upper 50s to mid 60s. Northwest wind 10 to 20 mph increasing to 20 to 30 mph in the afternoon.

Tonight. Areas of low clouds and fog. Otherwise mostly clear. Breezy. Lows upper 40s to mid 50s. Northwest wind 20 to 30 mph decreasing late.

Friday. Areas of low clouds and fog in the morning. Otherwise partly cloudy. Breezy. Highs around 60. Northwest wind 20 to 30 mph.

Friday night. Partly cloudy. Breezy. Lows near 50. Northwest wind 20 to 30 mph decreasing late.

Saturday. Partly cloudy. Highs around 60. Northwest wind 15 to 25 mph.
Holy cow, what a good forecast. I don't think these are Summer thermals (it's not very hot in the valley today) but there isn't a storm coming so it's not a precursor or anything. Maybe it's just wind and I should be thankful.

Last weekend I went to go sailing and had no wind...this weekend if I can get a few hours free time I might need a reef. What a difference. Other than Noah being sick the last week and my wife being fried because of that there are very very few reasons that I shouldn't be on the water this weekend.

Should my first singlehanded sail on this boat be in 15-25? Probably not. Will I do it? Probably. Is this smart? Surely not. But then again I never claimed to be a good sailor or smart.


Zen said...

hahahaha, really though the only choice we have is too go or not to go, that is the question. The rest is up to the Force ...no?

May the Force be with you. ;-)

Anonymous said...

Hey Ed-

I took the Pretty Gee out for a sail in about that much wind on Saturday morning. Sailed for about 45 minutes when I decided that I had had enough. :D

I say go for it. Have fun...but be careful. The new boat might have some surprises for you.

Zen said...

Thanks for the note.

If you go to the races and art show @Encinal Yacht Club on Sat, look for the "Zen" crew we'll be wandering around taking pictures. Should be a great weekend to be out!

EVK4 said...

I try to stay in the wind...berkeley to the gate with an occasional foray into Angel Island's lee so that I can get to Ayala Cove. The slot is the place to sail in my book.