Somewhat similar situation with me. I sail in a lake (a big water reservoir really) which is inside the city of Sao Paulo. Winds are often weak, averaging less then 10 knots, but do often go above 10 and every so often reaching the 20s (above that is rare, but it happens). Polution is a big problem though.
However, this is my favourite place to sail (of the places i've been to):
Good winds, never below 10C (note: pics in the website are during winter!) all year around, just insane place...
Website is in Portuguese, but there are a few good photos. This small island, accessible by 30 minute or so ferry ride only, gets packed during the sailing week, hundreds of boats take part, inluding a "fun race" around some island just offshore (about a 12 hour race). But they also have regular regattas for dinghies.
Still have to find time and go to Rio for some sailing, everyone who's been there loves the place.
|Quoting Iakobos (Reply 10):|
Got my certificate in Greece in '98 from the hands of an Olympic champion (in 470 or FD, not sure).
Awesome, Imet Robert Scheidt (2X Olimpic (including Athens 04) and 7X
World Champion Laser Class) in numerous ocasions, I've seen him sailing too, the guy is unbelievable. Don't know him personally though, but he seems a very nice guy.
|Quoting QuestAir (Reply 11):|
The program in Boston on the Charles River is called Community Boating, and kids under 18 can sail all summer for just $1. I took advantage of that offer!
That's an amazing deal! We all know that it isn't a cheap sport/hobby by any means!
Know it all too well.... world wide problem. Not to mention the occasional drunk one that causes a tragedy.
And reality strikes and drags you back down to earth... or err... A.Net.
Followed by an amazing night of sleep! These days tear you apart, but we love them!
Man, that description left me aching for some sailing!!
|Quoting PerthGloryFan (Reply 15):|
Apologies for the nostalgic ramble but ah, those long lost summers of youth!
Best way to put it!
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