> in Irvington, but I don't sail there much because there's just
> normally not much wind. i also almost never see people sailing out of
> Croton - more often they're in Ossining. Am I missing out?
Are you a cold weather sailor?
Most of the good sailing on the Hudson is from Northwesterlies that
occur in the spring and fall. During the Summer we're usually heading
down to the shore to sail.
Croton (Senasqua park) is much better than Ossining for 4 reasons.
1. Ossining is right next to a big sewage plant (this alone stops me
from sailing there). 2. Sing Sing (or whatever it's called now) is
immediately down wind of the launch so if you can't make it back up wind
you've got a major hassle. 3. On spotty days the wind at Croton (at
Senasqua park) is usually better than at Ossining. 4. Senasqua Park is a
nice park, Ossining is .... well, you know.
The launch is tougher at Croton but if you can't make it back up wind
you can bail out at the bottom of the park.
I have a sailing buddy who lives in Ossining and for the longest time he
refused to believe that the wind was better at Croton, after all, it's
only a few miles down the same river. His apartment faces the river so
he can see what's doing. On several occassions he missed out on sailing
because nothing was doing on the River at Ossining. I would have missed
it too if it were not for the WHL meter at Croton. I recall riding
across the TZ and looking up River to see nothing happening, even at the
point where 9 turns back into highway it's still not happening.
However, right at Senasqua there are white caps.
Also, most of the sailors I see at Senasqua used to sail at Ossining.
Senasqua is officially only for Town of Croton residents , however, the
only time admittance is actively restricted is during the Summer but it
rarely blows on the Hudson in the Summer.
If the wind is going off all over then it's also nuking at Stony Point
on the other (my) side of the River so I if I can find a buddy I will go
locally, which is only 10 mins from my house rather than the 40 min
drive to Croton. But after mid November it's always to Senasqua.
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