ARUBA Trip Report (12/27-1/4) {SUMMARY}

ARUBA Trip Report (12/27-1/4) {SUMMARY}

Post by Hugh Lam » Fri, 09 Jan 1998 04:00:00


Marc,
Regarding the wind, the period from 12/20-1/4 was the most consistantly
windy period I have ever experienced. Generally the smallest sail I ever
use is a NP 5.0 VX. For these 2+weeks   half the time I wished I had a 4.
5 an and even smaller. I had a smiliar experience this October and
Novemeber and now plan o buy or bring a 4.5, mast and boom. Cerainly I've
seen days like this in the past but not sooooo many in a row.

The swell that came is by Roger's and my house wasa lot of fun. I've seen
it from time to time in less windy and gusty conditions. There is also a
swell that develops into a 3-4 ft breaking wave outside of Fisherman's
Huts in front of the Marriot about 1/2 mile out. It shows up more often.
Both of these swells are very user freindly for people who want to
experience waves but not WAVES!!!.

Out past West Point where you saw the big stuff. there are often 6 foot
rollers on less windy days. They too can be a lot of fun but beginners
should go with someone who knows the three channels through the rocks.
They are wide to comfortably sail through but you have to know what to
look for.

I assume from you post that you will be back to Aruba at some point. Let
me know when.
Hugh

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ARUBA Trip Report (12/27-1/4) {SUMMARY}

Post by John L. Dunn » Sat, 10 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Well, I'm leaving for Aruba in the morning and these wind ranges have me
feeling a bit intimidated already.  We'll see how it goes for your basic
too old, too out of shape, more money than brains intermediate with
asperations for the next week.  I'll check in if I survive.  What SPF is
best for bald spots????

John

Quote:

> Marc,
> Regarding the wind, the period from 12/20-1/4 was the most consistantly
> windy period I have ever experienced. Generally the smallest sail I ever
> use is a NP 5.0 VX. For these 2+weeks   half the time I wished I had a 4.
> 5 an and even smaller. I had a smiliar experience this October and
> Novemeber and now plan o buy or bring a 4.5, mast and boom. Cerainly I've
> seen days like this in the past but not sooooo many in a row.

> The swell that came is by Roger's and my house wasa lot of fun. I've seen
> it from time to time in less windy and gusty conditions. There is also a
> swell that develops into a 3-4 ft breaking wave outside of Fisherman's
> Huts in front of the Marriot about 1/2 mile out. It shows up more often.
> Both of these swells are very user freindly for people who want to
> experience waves but not WAVES!!!.

> Out past West Point where you saw the big stuff. there are often 6 foot
> rollers on less windy days. They too can be a lot of fun but beginners
> should go with someone who knows the three channels through the rocks.
> They are wide to comfortably sail through but you have to know what to
> look for.

> I assume from you post that you will be back to Aruba at some point. Let
> me know when.
> Hugh

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ARUBA Trip Report (12/27-1/4) {SUMMARY}

Post by Hugh Lam » Sun, 11 Jan 1998 04:00:00

Best SPF for the bald spot

TRY A HAT!!!

Also stay close to shore and the winds are not so big.
Good luck and have fun.
Also take some lessons at Sailbiar Vacations of Vela and get out of the
intermediate range.
Hugh

 
 
 

ARUBA Trip Report (12/27-1/4) {SUMMARY}

Post by Capi Wev » Tue, 13 Jan 1998 04:00:00

On Fri, 09 Jan 1998 20:26:07 +0000, "John L. Dunne"

Exeptional weather there for december! Maybe we can blaim this one on
El Nino too!

Quote:
>Well, I'm leaving for Aruba in the morning and these wind ranges have me
>feeling a bit intimidated already.  We'll see how it goes for your basic
>too old, too out of shape, more money than brains intermediate with
>asperations for the next week.  I'll check in if I survive.  What SPF is
>best for bald spots????

>John


>> Marc,
>> Regarding the wind, the period from 12/20-1/4 was the most consistantly
>> windy period I have ever experienced. Generally the smallest sail I ever
>> use is a NP 5.0 VX. For these 2+weeks   half the time I wished I had a 4.
>> 5 an and even smaller. I had a smiliar experience this October and
>> Novemeber and now plan o buy or bring a 4.5, mast and boom. Cerainly I've
>> seen days like this in the past but not sooooo many in a row.

>> The swell that came is by Roger's and my house wasa lot of fun. I've seen
>> it from time to time in less windy and gusty conditions. There is also a
>> swell that develops into a 3-4 ft breaking wave outside of Fisherman's
>> Huts in front of the Marriot about 1/2 mile out. It shows up more often.
>> Both of these swells are very user freindly for people who want to
>> experience waves but not WAVES!!!.

>> Out past West Point where you saw the big stuff. there are often 6 foot
>> rollers on less windy days. They too can be a lot of fun but beginners
>> should go with someone who knows the three channels through the rocks.
>> They are wide to comfortably sail through but you have to know what to
>> look for.

>> I assume from you post that you will be back to Aruba at some point. Let
>> me know when.
>> Hugh

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