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Old 31-01-2016, 11:45   #1
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Hi all, will be moving to Sacramento

My name is Yorgos and I will be retiring soon. I have a self-designed and built 15-foot traditional gaff sloop. Little thing, unlike all the big cruisers I see on the forum, but lots of fun. I am planning to tow her to Sacramento (unless I sell her, which I hope not), so I would like to get in touch with sailors in the area, because I know nothing about waterways, launches, storage options, etc.

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Old 31-01-2016, 13:22   #3
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Re: Hi all, will be moving to Sacramento

Welcome to CF! I'm sure you'll find plenty of kindred souls sailing the Delta so hope you can keep your boat
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Re: Hi all, will be moving to Sacramento

The Sacramento Delta is a great place, but not really a sailing venue. Houseboats are however very popular there. And you think some current cruising cats are posh...you should see some of the bigger houseboats on the Delta!

Maybe get a house boat and use your little gaff rig for day sailing off the house boat.
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Re: Hi all, will be moving to Sacramento

Parts of the delta can be sailed easily. The Sacramento river is about 15 feet below the top of the levies so wind in some places is an issue, east of rio-vista for the most part as its a winding river below the levies. Lots of boat ramps to launch from, Rio vista has a city ramp just to the right of the end of main street, as does the Delta Marina there. Easy sailing in that part of the river. Other marina's all over the place to launch a boat from. You could sail from Rio vista to the golden gate, but its LOT's O tacking heading west dead up wind.

Same for the San Joaquin.

Here is a link to the marina's in the delta.marina info

Big issues is summer winds (west winds) are generally 20-25, gusting 30+ knots every day from May to around September generally after noon, but some days 24/7. Sometimes the rivers get just a little rough for the smaller craft. Specially with an outgoing tide. October and November can be lovely as the winds moderate and the summer crowd calls it a year.
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Old 31-01-2016, 16:02   #6
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Re: Hi all, will be moving to Sacramento

Latitude 38 - The West's Leading Sailing and Marine Magazine has a yearly Delta cruise. We've spent many happy times there on our old C25 and now our C34. Look up the Delta Chamber of Commerce, too.
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Try this, too:

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Re: Hi all, will be moving to Sacramento

A friend in Stockton sent photos of a major water hyacinth infestation completely blocking the channel. An occasional problem in the delta.

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