Lake sailing or Ocean sailing

Discussion in 'The Dockhouse' started by alexloz, Aug 25, 2006.

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Lake Sailing or Ocean Sailing

Poll closed Oct 14, 2006.
  1. Ocean Sailing

    14 vote(s)
    42.4%
  2. Lake Sailing

    12 vote(s)
    36.4%
  3. River Sailing

    5 vote(s)
    15.2%
  4. Other

    2 vote(s)
    6.1%
  1. alexloz

    alexloz New Member

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    Lake sailing or ocean sailing, which do you prefer.
     
  2. sailor327

    sailor327 New Member

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    i actually sail in an estuarie which has water that is half salt and half fresh and is in beetween a barrier island and the mainland with inlets on the island every now and then.
     
  3. rerun

    rerun New Member

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    you havent given the option of river sailing, which really sucks, alot of sailors prefer that also
     
  4. Merrily

    Merrily Administrator Staff Member

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    I sail in the city park pond.
     
  5. imevrythingevil

    imevrythingevil New Member

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    never sailed a lake :)
     
  6. Bradley

    Bradley Administrator Staff Member

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    I added a a couple of options to the poll and will have to select river sailing myself.

    Cheers,
     
  7. laser2_9804

    laser2_9804 New Member

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    I had to choose river sailing. I usually sail on the river, and even though it sucks it can really pay off. In competitions (on the ocean) where there is very little wind and/or it is really shifty and fluky all of us river sailors completely wipe the board with the other competitors.

    I tend to sail on the ocean as well though for some heavier wind practice.
     
  8. computeroman2

    computeroman2 Member

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    I personally don't care where i'm sailing as long as I'm sailing. All of the venues provide different things to take advantage of. Ocean sailing usually involves handling relatively steady seabreezes and swell, and possibly an uneven, changing current. Lakes usually have shifty breezes, no current, and chop (if it's a big lake). Rivers have shifty winds like lakes but have a uniform current and possibly chop.
     

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