As the days get longer, we are seeing more really lovely opportunities to go sailing, and members are starting to go out. Certainly this winter has been far warmer than the last two winters. Winter sailing in the Ensigns is often wonderful but preparation is key. In the winter the Ensigns are inside on the first pier as you drive in. Park across from Cove Mini-Golf.
Bear in mind the winds have more force in colder temps. For example – in 30 degree temps the wind has 5% more force then when it’s 60 degrees out. By no means should you go out when the winds are over 15 knots or the gusts are over 18 knots. Look at the marine forecast, the weather discussion (especially the aviation section for the max gusts) and also check the buoy reports if questionable. I normally check the New Haven and King’s Point reports.Continue Reading →