chicago???

chicago???

Post by esda.. » Thu, 14 May 1992 18:15:52


I'll be working in Chicago this Summer, and am wondering what to
expect in the way of Windsurfing on lake Michigan......

Is the wind at all decent, I mean Chicago IS called the 'Windy'
city.  Is it popular in this area,  from reading this newsgroup
I get the impression the only good windsurfing is on th west
coast, so I'd love to hear what it's like on the lake!

Thanks,

Liz.

 
 
 

chicago???

Post by felix.cabr » Thu, 14 May 1992 23:06:36

Quote:

>city.  Is it popular in this area,  from reading this newsgroup
>I get the impression the only good windsurfing is on th west
>coast, so I'd love to hear what it's like on the lake!

Now wait a minute :-) The East coast has some of the best sailing conditions
in the coastal US. Our good areas stretches from Nova Scotia down to the Florida
keys. The west coast only has SF and baja :-) and :-).

We can't help it if the USENET sites from the west out number the east 10 to 1.
Thats probably why there are so many postings from the westies.

So there!

PS. anybody got a cheap airline ticket to BAJA?
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chicago???

Post by Pierre St. Hilai » Fri, 15 May 1992 02:45:29

Quote:

>Now wait a minute :-) The East coast has some of the best sailing conditions
>in the coastal US. Our good areas stretches from Nova Scotia down to the Florida
>keys. The west coast only has SF and baja :-) and :-).

        I don't know about New Jersey, but the Boston Area and Cape
Cod really sucked this spring. Worst winter and spring in memory. I
know you had good wind in NJ this winter, but here all the windy days
had air temperature around 30 - 35 deg. F (too cold for me). Not a
decent soutwestern wind in ages! Argh!

But it is true that the East Coast can really crank when the
conditions are right. Kalmus Beach (Cape Cod) is among the top
spots in the continental US.

                                                Pierre St Hilaire
                                                MIT Media Lab

 
 
 

chicago???

Post by Janet M. Swish » Fri, 15 May 1992 07:36:29

Quote:

>I'll be working in Chicago this Summer, and am wondering what to
>expect in the way of Windsurfing on lake Michigan......

>Is the wind at all decent, I mean Chicago IS called the 'Windy'
>city.  Is it popular in this area,  from reading this newsgroup
>I get the impression the only good windsurfing is on th west
>coast, so I'd love to hear what it's like on the lake!

>Liz.

Chicago (where I lived for 8 years) got its nickname because of its
politicians, not because of its weather.  Actually, there is good
wind, but mainly in mid-winter, when the wind-chill factor is 20
below.

Summer is pretty ho-hum, windwise, except for the occasional cold
front.  Spring and fall have pretty good wind; fall is better than
spring on Lake Michigan, since the water temperature lags well behind
the air temperature (in May or June you can fall from 80 degree air
into 50 degree water -- brrrisk!).

Email me if you haven't heard from anybody in Chicagoland; I can give
you an idea of windsurfing spots and shops.