NOAA: South southwest wind 10 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 26 mph. Partly sunny, with a high near 80. A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 1pm.
Looks like the Marina could be the spot in the afternoon. I won't be able to get out there until after 3:30. But I might get out there for the Clinton Lake phenomena known as "the 4:00 blow" when the wind kicks up a notch. In the spring when the sun's been out all day the upper level winds drop down to the heated black fields as the air temp cools off in the late afternoon.
Fun day at the lake. Thanks for the live reports, Chris. The 5.8 with the 108 FSW worked well for the mild conditions. Water is warm enough now for my 3.2 suit. Chris took some great pics. And it was nice to meet you, Sepideh. Welcome!
7 of today's 23 photos. Link for more of today's photos at the bottom of post.
It was so much fun to get on the water after all these months. Great first experience in Illinois! Really happy to meet Reid and Chris! And thanks for the photos so I can show Staffan what he missed out I'm looking forward to many more sessions with the local enthusiasts.
I wasn't too pleased with the pics, I was taking them with the sun in my eyes, I couldn't see unless looking through the camera or with my sun glasses on. Reid makes it seem easy! Staffan didn't mention that his wife can sail so well. Good to meet you guys, I'm looking forward to sailing with you guys in the future. See ya.