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Old 29-08-2013, 13:34   #1
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Hello from Clemson, SC

Hey folks,

I'm new to the forum, and excited about the knowledge and wisdom that the members have regarding sailing (and life)!

Are there any folks around the Clemson, SC area? I'm a young sailor with lots of energy and want to help crew to get more experience, or just chill out with a beer and talk sailing

Cheers,

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Old 30-08-2013, 05:11   #2
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Re: Hello from Clemson, SC

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Old 30-08-2013, 05:56   #3
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Re: Hello from Clemson, SC

Welcome to CF!

You could do a search for SC member... under the "community" tab to members list.... upper right... search.... advanced... then use SC or South Carolina in the location box.... It's not perfect, but will work!

Read some of their posts and find some local sailing friends!
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Re: Hello from Clemson, SC

Hey Chris,
We're in SC. We live in Chapin (Lake Murray) but keep the boat in Beaufort, SC. I know Clemson Univ has a sailing club. You might also check out Keowee Marina or one on Hartwell. When my step-son was there he and a buddy worked at the Keowee marina and sailed out of there. I would also suggest getting in touch with the Power Squadron up there (I think they have chapters at Hartwell and Greenville). They can probably put you in touch with some sailors. There is a large sailing community on Lake Murray, but that might not be too convenient.

Hope this helps.
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Re: Hello from Clemson, SC

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Re: Hello from Clemson, SC

Not exactly from the Clemson area but I am a CU graduate ('72) .... GO TIGERS!

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Anywhere in sc is good we are in johns island sc welcome aboard
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Thanks folks!
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Welcome -- and a biologist, too, huh? Awesome. Walk the docks in your area and offer to scrub the decks afterward. You'll never be short of boats to crew on. Have fun
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Re: Hello from Clemson, SC

Hi Chris, welcome. We live nearby in NC mountains but sail out of the Pamlico Sound.

Scott's post. s/vPainkiller, is good info. Those lake clubs are usually all about bringing friendly young sailors into their low-key races.

Years ago we used to love to go to Lake Jocassee with our trailerable sailboat. I highly recommend you find a way to do that while you're in the area. It is a beautiful lake down in the piedmont, fed by some NC mountain streams. You launch at DEvils Fork State Park in the red clay and pines, and cross the lake to the headwaters of the Toxaway, Whitewater, and my favorite - the Horsepasture River, and a couple more. That river has stunning waterfalls. There are lots in this area where it drops off the escarpment. Climbing up the horsepasture gorge is great adventure, but does involve some serious bushwhacking and some technical climbing. Overall it's upstate SC cruising at its finest.

There are a few campsites directly across from the boat ramp, but they get hit hard by crowds through the season, and I've always thought they were a little beat up and crappy. Just high impact really. Having a little trailerable cruiser allows you to tuck back up in those headwaters, which is protected, whereas the campsites are exposed some. If you can't get out there sailing, you can take a canoe or sea kayak and use one of the camp grounds.

Like Scott says though, most of your sailing activity and clubs are on Hartwell and Keowee.

Best of luck-
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