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Old 08-02-2008, 14:58   #1
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Hi from SF Bay

SF Bay sailor, still learning and taking the classes. I mostly sail club boats right now, but will in time own my own. Just posting a "Hi to all"
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Old 08-02-2008, 15:49   #2
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To be honest it's mostly about showing up. My wife and I did club boats for a year. Had a really great time and it was never that cheap again. If it gets you out there often keep doing it!
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Old 08-02-2008, 16:12   #3
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Welcome to the forum; I took sailing lessons off the bay (Beery's Cove, not sure about the spelling) 40 years ago. What a great place to sail. Again, welcome!
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Old 08-02-2008, 21:38   #5
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Welcome fellow Bay Area person!

You learning at OCSC? I taught sailing there ages ago.
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Old 08-02-2008, 21:59   #6
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I learned to sail on SF Bay. Bit windier that your normal venue. Used to have a boat in the charter company OCSC. Good company. I'd stay with the club boats as long as possible. Much cheaper place to build your experie3nce base and figure out which boat is right for you.
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:42   #7
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Welcome GY...Nice to see someone actually doing it rather than talking about it. Although I live in Hawaii, my boat is near you in San Leandro.
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Welcome fellow Bay Area person!

You learning at OCSC? I taught sailing there ages ago.
Nope, although it is a good school. I sail out of Brick Yard Cove with Tradewinds. They are under new management, and have a good fleet and unique price structure. Very cool for someone learning. So for less than slip fees, I can take out a 32 footer twice a week. Lately though I have been crewing to learn from others more experienced
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Aloha Gunny,
Welcome aboard! Hope you enjoy the forum. SF Bay has some wind doesn't it?
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Gotta love the wind and the weather here
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Welcome,

How I miss sailing the Bay. I am originally from the Bay Area. Only moving away in 03. The great thing about learning on the bay is you have almost everything needed. You can go from zero wind, and being naked to 30 knots and freezing with in a few feet. Reefing is the secret to surviving the bay, and second are the tides, and currents. Best wishes, and always reef early.................
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GySgt...get yourself on the Latitude 38 crew list as well.

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That reminds me...thanks

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Latitude has tons of information just like here. It was what inspired me to go. I reread that mag over, and over until the next issue came out. You will find being here is direct, and even full of more information. Not to mention QUICK answers for your questions. There are NO DUMB QUESTIONS.......never be shy to ask
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