Long Island Sailors...US Windsurfing news

Long Island Sailors...US Windsurfing news

Post by MTVNewsG » Mon, 25 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Hi,
   Long Island now has a representative within the North East region of US
Windsurfing...for better or worse, it's me.  My role is to be a point person
for LI windsurfers  who want to communicate concerns, desires etc to US
Windsurfing, and to help organize windsurfing events on the Island.  

I don't know all the sailing areas on the Island, I'm not a great sailor, and
when I was asked to help out my first response was "I'll help you find someone
more qualified" but since I've failed to do so, I now commit myself to
improving the LI windsurfing experience in whatever way I can.   Currently I'm
working on a VSCRA race for this summer, but there will be other events as
well.  

Anyone with ideas, suggestions, or who'd like to help make things happen,
please get in touch!

-Michael
 US5613

 
 
 

Long Island Sailors...US Windsurfing news

Post by benKauf.. » Mon, 25 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
> Hi,
> Long Island now has a representative within the North East region of
> US Windsurfing...for better or worse, it's me.  My role is to be a
> point person for LI windsurfers  who want to communicate concerns,
> desires etc to US Windsurfing, and to help organize windsurfing events

  > on the Island.  >  

Michael,

What exactly is U.S. Windsurfing?  Do you mean USWA?

Ben

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Post by MTVNewsG » Mon, 25 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Ben Kaufman wrote<<What exactly is U.S. Windsurfing?  Do you mean USWA?>>

There's been a name change!

Michael
US5613

 
 
 

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Post by Epicsa » Tue, 26 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Hi Michael
For alist of all windsurfing sights on Long Island and the conditions at each
and directions on getting there go to site st
http://www.rpi.edu/-guidom/ABC/siteguide/Long_Island.html
Here you will find detailed info and can print it out for reference.
Hope this helps.   Joan
 
 
 

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Post by MTVNewsG » Tue, 26 Jan 1999 04:00:00

<< go to site st
http://www.rpi.edu/-guidom/ABC/siteguide/Long_Island.html>>

Actually Joan, it's www.rpi.edu/~guidom/ABC/siteguide/Long_island.html
Which is a usefull site...I've used it before.

Where do you sail, if I may ask?  I'm asking everyone who responded to my post
a few basics, just to get an idea of what the larger scene is.
Michael
US5613

 
 
 

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Post by benKauf.. » Wed, 27 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Michael,

Hecksher Park is a pretty big sailing spot.  Great South and South
Westerlies and ample parking for way beyond the 100 or so sailors that
go there on a busy day. The only bad things are those weeds (A weed fin
is a must)  and they close it to windsurfing in the Winter (I believe
mid november to late march).

Ben

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Post by MTVNewsG » Wed, 27 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Ben,
   Would you mind sending me your email address so I can get in touch with
people who sail the Island?  Thanks!
Michael
US5613
 
 
 

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Post by Epicsa » Thu, 28 Jan 1999 04:00:00

Hi Michael,
We sail mostly in Florida anywhere from Jacksonville to the Keys.  Also been to
Bonaire, Margarita, Tobago and the*** Islands.  Once took a cruise and
brought our booties and harnesses with us.  Wherever the ship stopped instead
of shopping we found the local windsurfing spot and had a great time.  On that
trip we sailed in Barbados, St. Thomas, Martinique, St. Lucia and a small
island off Guadalupe that had a mistral center on it.  When visiting up north
we sail in lakes in N.J. and upstate N.Y. and from Sandy Hook
Left out a few good places like Hawaii and Hatteras which were both fun.
Planning on a trip to Beth Powells place on the Banana River next week.
Joan
 
 
 

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Post by benKauf.. » Thu, 28 Jan 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
> Ben,
> Would you mind sending me your email address so I can get in touch
> with people who sail the Island?  Thanks!
> Michael
> US5613

Michael,


I'm up in Rockland County.  My local spots are on the Hudson River at
Stony Point and Croton (Senasqua Park).  I usually come down to Hecksher
Park or Sandy Hook, NJ during the Summer when it is dead by me.

Ben

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Post by Wind25to » Mon, 08 Feb 1999 04:00:00


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?
 
 
 

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Post by benKauf.. » Mon, 08 Feb 1999 04:00:00


  > in Irvington, but I don't sail there much because there's just
Quote:
> normally not much wind.  i also almost never see people sailing out of

  > Croton - more often they're in Ossining.  Am I missing out?

Marc,

Are you a cold weather sailor?

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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.

Ben

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