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Old 06-05-2012, 23:43   #1
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Crowded anchorage

Amazing how the Vallejo Yacht Club squeezes in so many boats in its marina.

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It looks like grid lock. How does anyone go sailing?

I prefer something like this...



Anchored off Spanish Point, Barbuda.
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It looks like grid lock. How does anyone go sailing?

I prefer something like this...



Anchored off Spanish Point, Barbuda.

Aye! Now that's my kind of anchorage.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:29   #4
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Re: Crowded anchorage

But not very protected if the wind starts blowing.
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It looks like grid lock. How does anyone go sailing?

I prefer something like this...



Anchored off Spanish Point, Barbuda.
Is there WIFI in that beautiful spot? haha.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:33   #6
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Re: Crowded anchorage

LOL wind or no wind the second ancorage is far better then the mess shown in the first pic !! Just our 2 cents
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true dat.....
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Re: Crowded anchorage

Alas, probably no wifi here either.
(North end of Isla Danzante)
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But not very protected if the wind starts blowing.
Actually, it's very protected. It's totally surrounded by a reef.

No WiFi, though.

Thanks goodness!
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Actually, it's very protected. It's totally surrounded by a reef.

No WiFi, though.

Thanks goodness!
sounds like a keeper
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beautiful!
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Re: Crowded anchorage

Vallejo Yacht Club is where my school had all of its sailboats. Dealt with it all the time. However I believe that picture was taken with a long lens, thus compressing the background.
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It looks like grid lock. How does anyone go sailing?
Actually, it's a lot of fun. Everybody races to Vallejo on a Saturday, and they raft a zillion boats to their guest dock, several layers out. Big party Saturday night, both in the club and on the boats. On Sunday, everybody races home.
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Re: Crowded anchorage

I found myself in the midst of the returning fleet Sunday afternoon. My heavy, slow motorsailor was trying out her new used spinnaker as we were going north past the Brothers and Point San Pablo. Found a wide open spot, dropped the chute, put up the jib and made for the Marin Islands and home. If we had thought about it we could have gotten some folks some excellent up close and personal photos as they flew by us. Honest, we weren't anchored.

Next year we'll have refreshments for y'all as you pass by.
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Old 07-05-2012, 15:30   #15
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Re: Crowded anchorage

It seem that it is the more experienced cruisers that will find themselves alone in the more out of the way anchorages and especially open roadsteads as in the photo.
They surely have made their share of anchoring boo boos in the past ,but now have the confidence in their technique (and ground tackle) along with a finely tuned weather eye to eschew the madding crowds . In short: they have earned it!
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