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May 19, 2009


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Great Topic. Well done. No Better Heckscher sailor than Mike

As close to God as one can get......the weatherman. Thanks Mike for the insight. I've been to new venues and asked the locals how or why the wind/wave works at their locale only to receive blank stares(as if I were standing on my head speaking in foreign tongues) in return.

Michael A.,
This was a good read. Thanks for posting it up on the yahoo group again.
Mike B.,
Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.

I had a great 6.0 session at Heckscher last night. I know it blew harder earlier in the day; and that's been happening a lot this season 2010.

In past years, once the thermal started, you could be sure that the wind would just continue to get stronger until sunset.

This spring we are seeing an awful lot of Hechscher thermals die out by 5PM. It's been a frustrating last two weeks of May , and June, for us late shift guys.

Any theories as to why? Are you guys getting the same out east?



Frank, I haven't been out enough to provide consistent reports on East End thermals. I'm hoping to correct that at Napeague on Saturday.

5-10 5-10 5-10 too bad u dont have a jet ski!!!

I hate jet skis. It is too bad that I don't have one though. If I had one I could sell it to raise money to buy something GOOD!

Of course it's not the jetskis that are the problem. It's the people who usually ride them. Scott, what are you doing on a jet ski?

mike havent u heard of tow ins?

Feel free to tow me in, to rescue me, to give me all the benefits of having a friend who jetskis in an emergency.

But aside from that I intend to make merciless fun of them.

Hypocrisy rules!

mike check out the cover of this months smithsonion mag!

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