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Old 27-11-2017, 10:44   #1
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Texas Sailing Oppurtunity

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I am looking for a sailboat owner in Texas willing to take my family out for a couple hour sail. I have a lot of sailing experience my my family has not sailed and we are talking about spending a year aboard providing the kids don't get seasick. I will pay the expenses and/or a fee for this service. Thanks, Mark
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Old 27-11-2017, 12:00   #2
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Re: Texas Sailing Oppurtunity

Where in Texas are you? Texas is a good sized state. Since you have sailing experience and you're willing to pay, have you considered bare boat chartering from most any place giving sailing lessons? For example, Windward SeaVenture out of Kemah rents sailboats from about 20-45 feet.
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Old 27-11-2017, 13:01   #3
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We live in the DFW area and are willing to go to the Galveston area. A 2 hour sailing intro is about $400 which seems fairly steep. I was hoping to find someone who was willing to to make $250 or so for two hours. I don't have any ASA certs so I had not considered a charter. I have sailed off and on since I was about 8 years old in a Sport Yak to a 37' Morgan which we brought from New Jersey to Louisiana. Charter companies would rather rent to someone with two weekends of experience taking an ASA course rather then 50 years of real seamanship.
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Re: Texas Sailing Oppurtunity

There are lots of sailing options near DFW...Lake Texoma, Grapevine, etc. And a few ASA schools.

Try some of the local sailing clubs in the area, I bet someone would take you out just for fun.
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... Charter companies would rather rent to someone with two weekends of experience taking an ASA course rather then 50 years of real seamanship.
Thats actually not true, you dont need ASA certs to charter...experience is just fine.
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Old 27-11-2017, 18:10   #6
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Thats actually not true, you dont need ASA certs to charter...experience is just fine.


True, Iíve chartered several times and have never set foot into a formal sailing class!
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Old 28-11-2017, 09:29   #7
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I took the advice to join the Grapevine sailing club and then will join the sail away program to use one of the boats they have. That will get me back on the water and I can take the girls as opportunity arises.
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Many years ago, I used to race a lot on Lake Texoma with Texoma Sailing Club at Grandpappy Point Marina. There was also a club at the other end of the lake at Cedar Mills Marina. Both very friendly and family oriented. Assuming they are still in operation would be good to check into.

Texoma is big enough that it makes a good cruising lake. Many times I spent up to a week cruising the lake, lots of anchorages and good sailing. I also used to captain charters there, but dont know if there is still a charter operation there.
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I am looking for a sailboat owner in Florida willing to take me out for a couple days sail.
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