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 Posted: Wed Dec 14th, 2005 02:36 pm
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Vince Radice



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Mana: 
IN general Mike you will have light to no wind in the morning on the coast but it can be windy a couple of miles off shore. If we are in a wind cycle as the day progresses and the desert heats up that will draw the wind on to shore and you will get some nukin winds. 20 knots is actually not that windy in Feb. Winds can also be pretty gusty on the coast but in general it is better to sail in San Francisicito bay rather than algodones. The bay is bigger and you can have some nice flat water sailing or waves if you go out past the protection of punta doble. Look for our resident population of bottle nose dolphins between the estero Soldado and Mira mar.

There is one as I recall uncharted rock/reef infront of charlys rock that you have to be careful of at a relly low tide, which we get a lot of in winter. Sail closer to the coast or closer to the sand bar of honey moon island and you will miss it completely.

If you get out early and conditions are good sometimes you can get a good up wind sail to Algodones and then when it starts to nuke sail back to the protection of punta doble.

Look for whales a few miles off shore around la manga, punta bandidos and isla venado, you will love sailing here it is spectacular and world class!!!!

Vince