Just returned from the open house.
The Valley group seems to more of a family
group than some. A small club with a Club house, pavillion, and lift/launching lagoon
for smaller boats. Most folks were over the top nice.
I got there before they really had anything ready since they were running a few minutes late. I just pitched in and helped for the morning.
None of the boats were really what I am looking for. The Lightning
looks fast and fun, but doesn't really look like single
handing is it's best usage. A little Hobie Holder was there but I did nto get a real good look at it. A lady was there with a Johnson Mini Scow. Very nice looking boat for what I do, and it was immaculate. Don't know how they sail.
The bigger boats are of little use to me so far, so I did not really mess with them. The one guy's Hunter
looked like a nice family
Kind of more confused than I was. The 16 foot antique Chesapeake bay
I have is a lot closer to what I am looking for if it was repaired than anything I saw today. The boats with little cockpits and a dozen lines everywhere look like work, not relaxation.
I went out on a Sunfish for a while and got to sail hiked out all the way in decent wind
for a few seconds at that time. Now, that could be fun with practice to try and race
with your buds.
The sailing area is very nice compared to the puddle I normally sail in. Same problems with the shifty winds off the shore tho.
A gentleman with a Y-flyer gave me his number and we are going to try to get together to sail it for an afternoon.
I think I will go visit them again!