Windfest 2007

Windfest 2007

Post by tomctay.. » Wed, 17 Jan 2007 02:22:01


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

 
 
 

Windfest 2007

Post by Zephy » Wed, 17 Jan 2007 02:50:08

Quote:

> 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

 
 
 

Windfest 2007

Post by Michae » Wed, 17 Jan 2007 08:17:15

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?

Michael
www.peconicpuffin.com

Quote:


> > 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


 
 
 

Windfest 2007

Post by tomctay.. » Wed, 17 Jan 2007 10:02:37

I am heading down from Syracuse.
I am really looking forward to it. Windfest on the Cape is a really
great time too.
I plan on living out of a tent/Subaru wagon, but am rethinking that
plan if Dry suit weather is a real possibility...
 
 
 

Windfest 2007

Post by outdrsm » Wed, 17 Jan 2007 10:20:10

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
too....

C

Quote:

> 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?

> Michael
> www.peconicpuffin.com



> > > 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

 
 
 

Windfest 2007

Post by stev » Wed, 17 Jan 2007 11:40:35

Quote:

> I plan on living out of a tent/Subaru wagon, but am rethinking that
> plan if Dry suit weather is a real possibility...

April tenting on Hatteras can be fun.  Last year's experience was 50%
sleepless nights from unremitting wind, culminating in one
substantially wrecked tent as storm gusts pushed 60 on my (fortunately)
last night there.  But it was the perfect finale, after 5 wonderfully
exhausting 20-35 mph days.

If you tent, bring something extra sturdy that does not require really
solid ground for the tent stakes to hold in the wind.  

steve

 
 
 

Windfest 2007

Post by Zephy » Thu, 18 Jan 2007 00:20:10


Quote:
>I am heading down from Syracuse.
> I am really looking forward to it. Windfest on the Cape is a really
> great time too.
> I plan on living out of a tent/Subaru wagon, but am rethinking that
> plan if Dry suit weather is a real possibility...

sorry,
I should have been a bit more careful in my wording,
Don't let the drysuit talk spook you.  The guys I was with were in drysuits,
I was in a 5/3
no hoodies or mits,    -  That was a bit of a dig against them for being
wimps.  I'm sure it was mid 50's  air temp at least.
though,  they were not too hot,  and I usually am wearing less than the next
guy.
They were using those dry top / neoprene bottom suits,  If you've got a
decent sleeping bag,  I can't see that it would be hard to camp at all,
Like Steve mentioned I'd be more worried about the tent blowing down / apart
than the temp at night.  The houses we were in would groan and sway from the
wind,  In one of the houses up on the 4th floor you could really feel the
movement while you lay in bed.

Dave

 
 
 

Windfest 2007

Post by n_heb.. » Fri, 19 Jan 2007 03:59:13

Quote:

> 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?

> Michael
> www.peconicpuffin.com



> > > 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

 
 
 

Windfest 2007

Post by n_heb.. » Fri, 19 Jan 2007 04:03:02

Quote:

> 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?

> Michael
> www.peconicpuffin.com

I did not go last year but the year before I stayed a week in my
van.....never took the tent out of the bag.......plugged in a space
heater, had  my lap top and a bunch of dvds to watch and all was good
while my neighbors tents were collapsing due to the  winds......i
rigged my van for a small sleeping area and bought some 4 inch foam to
put the bag over...its better then the bed I normally sleep on! Perhaps
see you there!