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August 19, 2010

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Any suggestions for affordable hotels/motels for the Napeague ABK Clinic?

Also, any insight about the sailing location to help determine which rig, fin, etc. I should bring?

Thanks,
JohnK

Hi John,

Second question first: Napeague is mostly shallow flatwater sailing, so if you're a Formula sailor (or otherwise fond of using very large fins) you may want to bring a weed fin as a solution (so you don't run aground). Re wind strength, Napeague can get anything. Generally in ABK clinics if the wind is blowing less than 14 (ie a 165 pound sailor would need a 7.5 to plane) they'll switch to drills using midsized sails, nonplaning. Bring all your boards and sails if you can...wetsuits too.

Re lodging I don't know about that. You can try calling Hampton Watersports (631 283 9463, aka "283-WIND" for suggestions. You should join the Yahoo Long Island Windsurfers Group (http://sports.groups.yahoo.com/group/LongIslandWindsurfer/) and ask what locals do. Some people camp at Hither Hills, others stay at local motels in Montauk or Amagansett.

See you at the clinic!

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