There have been some questions asked about how the weather in the Gorge
has been this year.
This weekend Bart gave some figures about how the weather has been. He did
not tell just how he decides which days have wind and which ones do not, but
last year he used 5.0 weather within 2 hours drive of Hood River.
August 15 out of 16 days
June 1 to August 15 70 out of 75 days
My guess is that he chose June 1 as his starting point because there was some
hot weather in May that would have made his figures look worse.
Now for some questions:
The tunnel near Lyle Washington caved in last week and I heard that some
people were injured by running into the rocks. This made Dougs Beach
a long drive so there were not many people sailing there. Does anyone know
how bad the people were hurt or any more detail about this accident?
I would like to know just how good my upwind performance really is. Without
having someone else to sail against, I was wondering if anyone had done any
measurements? If you choose a 1/2 mile or 1 mile reach, how far upwind from
your starting point can you get on one reach out and back? This assumes a
regular jibe and not a tack. If you have done this type of measurement please
list the distance as well as the equipment you were on. The type of rails on
the board and the fin have a lot to do with this also so an indication of
round or square and a fin description would help.
I have done some measurements on my 8'6" Gorge Animal with a standard Dill
thick fin and I would like to compare this data. The board has round rails
so I know it will not do as well as a course board.