I have been through Frisco woods campground but never camped there, it
seems nice enough. They have the one thing I look for at any campgound,
Hot showers. Staying in a van shouldn't be too bad if you have done it
before. They also have one and two room log cabins but you better book
those early. Here is their website....
http://SportToday.org/;Hasn't been updated yet for
2007 but it will give you some info.
Definately bring all your gear. As far as the drysuit, that might be a
little overkill. Typically a fullsuit, a shorty and your birthday
suit... I mean bathing suit, *** sailing might be frowned upon...
will do the trick. The average ocean water temp for April is 58 to 60,
warmer on the southern beaches and cooler on the eastern beaches. Now
the sound, being shallow warms and cools rapidly, It's temprature is
controlled more by the air temp and the amount of sunshine, low 50's to
around 70 can be possible. Of course since we haven't seen much winter
down this way. It could show up in April. Aaaaah take the drysuit
> To amplify what Zephyr said, the standard wisdom about what gear to
> bring to Hatteras is "everything you own, and money to buy more." It's
> no joke. Bring your bathingsuit, your drysuit, your longboard, your
> 3.0 storm sail, etc etc.
> Where in New York are you driving down from?
> Re Frisco campgrounds I'm curious to learn more about that myself as
> I'm also considering my first Windfest. Can anyone weigh in on
> whether or not it's reasonable to live out of your van there, or is
> that pushing it?
> > > I am planning on heading from NY to Hatteras for the April Windfest, my
> > > first one at Hatteras.
> > > 1- I'm travelling alone. Where is the best place to camp? Contact info?
> > > water temps?
> > > 2- Does anyone have an open room they want to fill?
> > > 3- Any info I should know about what to bring? I have heard it is wise
> > > to bring everything? Is a 9.5 overkill?
> > > Thanks!
> > > Tom
> > Tom I've been in a house down there the past 2 years for that week.
> > Both years I have sailed on 9.5 more that once, however last year,
> > we finished the week with 5 days of 4.0 or smaller conditions. ( i
> > know i know.. " you should have been here..." ) Its a good time to
> > sail though, of the 16 total days thru the past 2 years, I've only
> > had 3 full skunk days, the rest I got to sail atleast 1 hr.
> > If your going for the windfest, stay right there at frisco woods,
> > lots of other sailers camped there that week.
> > but if you can get a room in a house with a hot tub....
> > I've sailed in shorts and no shirt, and in a 5/3 while my buddies
> > where in dry suits, so, temps can be everywhere too,
> > I guess nothing would be considered overkill,
> > Dave