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Old 07-05-2017, 14:42   #1
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Hi all!
I am relocating to Concord, CA, Contra Costa County this summer.
I'm currently a member of Women's Sailing Association-OC (WSA-OC) in Long Beach, CA and look forward to making new connections in the sailing/boating world in the Bay Area.
I enjoy cruising, racing, hanging out in the marina and power boating too. I can pull my weight and take direction well. I love to learn different styles when it comes to sailing.
I would like to join a local sailing club or yacht club. I don't know my way around at all...yet. I would love to visit some yacht clubs or attend some sailing club meetings so I can start to make local friends.

Nice to meet you! My name is Victoria.
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Old 07-05-2017, 15:37   #2
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Re: New to Concord, CA (Delta Area)

Stockton has a fairly nice sailing club that's not too far away from the concord area. Of course the central bay has many clubs and yacht clubs. The Delta is more powerboat ish. I'm sure there are yacht clubs in the area. I alas am not a yacht club type.

You can also sign up with the latitude 38 crew list Latitude 38 Crew List
which would get you out on the water quickly meeting a range of folks.

Mind you summers on the central bay is just a might nippy and fairly windy with afternoon winds of 20-30 knots all summer long, so warm clothes are good. The Delta will be hotter then socal. Both offer lots of options.
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Welcome aboard Victoria, SF bay is great to sailing. My favorite place to anchoring is Angel Island. Best wishes !
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Oh great. Where do I find the Latitude 38 list? Is that on this forum? That sounds like the way to go. That's what I did down here. Down here I met friends of friends of friends and all of a sudden I had a ton of sailing opportunities. I don't know how it works up there yet. Thank you for the help.
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Thanks so much maybe I'll see ya on the water!
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Welcome aboard Victoria, SF bay is great to sailing. My favorite place to anchoring is Angel Island. Best wishes !




In Ayala (formerly Hospital) Cove, one attaches their boat to floats fore and aft, unless choosing day-only docking.
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In Ayala (formerly Hospital) Cove, one attaches their boat to floats fore and aft, unless choosing day-only docking.
Yes, I know that, I have been dozens of times there. I said "anchoring" which was just a language issue, OK ??? English is not my native language !!!
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Yes, I know that, I have been dozens of times there. I said "anchoring" which was just a language issue, OK ??? English is not my native language !!!
Sorry. Couldn't tell you weren't a native English speaker, and my point was not to differentiate between anchoring and mooring. Northern Angel Island has the cove with day-use docks and overnight buoy mooring. Anchoring on the eastern side of the island is possible.

The Delta has infinite anchoring possibilities and many marinas, and there are restaurants featuring docks. The possibilities seem endless. ... Lots of yacht clubs, many open to new members.

Anchoring on a flooded island, due to levee failures:

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Oh great. Where do I find the Latitude 38 list? Is that on this forum? That sounds like the way to go. That's what I did down here. Down here I met friends of friends of friends and all of a sudden I had a ton of sailing opportunities. I don't know how it works up there yet. Thank you for the help.
Google "Latitude 38" and you'll get there.
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Vicki - welcome to the forum. From the Michiganders


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Oh great. Where do I find the Latitude 38 list? Is that on this forum? That sounds like the way to go. That's what I did down here. Down here I met friends of friends of friends and all of a sudden I had a ton of sailing opportunities. I don't know how it works up there yet. Thank you for the help.


Never mind. When I re-logged in the links came up Thanks again.
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Google "Latitude 38" and you'll get there.


Thank you! I logged out and back in and your links came up
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Thank you Joel! Hope to see you guys on the water
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Do you have racing experience? Benicia YC is a fun a wild place to sail. Very different from Socal wind/current. But that could be a great way to get out locally.
If you want warm wx sailing, head to the Delta. SC's recommendation of the Stockton Sailing Club is a great one. Tons of short tacking up the San Joaquin but then a really nice warm breeze downwind home.
Also reach out to the site Delta Doo Dah. Maybe ask them where/how to post as crew?
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Welcome to the Bay area, Victoria! You have a ton of options. Pick up the magazine Latitude 38 at any sailing/boating venue, or the online calendar, and find out which club has a beer can series. Any night of the week there will be one happening, and all you have to do is walk the docks an hour or so beforehand and get picked up as crew (wear sensible shoes and bring your own PFD and gear - even better, bring beer). Richmond YC, Berkeley YC, Vallejo YC and Benicia YC all have active sailing programs and are not too far away. Just go visit each one on a Saturday afternoon and ask to take a look around; stay for the club dinner, if they're serving one, and ask about sailing/racing. You'll meet tons of people this way. I am a member of Island Yacht Club on Alameda and it's super cheap so there are plenty of options there, too. IYC also has a women's sailing extravaganza each year. I think our next one is in September so keep an eye out for that. Probably other YC's in the area have similar programs where the women are the skippers and go out sailing sans men. There is also the Single Sailors Association that meets once a month at Ballena Bay YC on Alameda (not to be confused with the Singlehanded Sailing Society). You don't have to be a member of the club to join. Soooo, I'd be shocked if you didn't find like-minded sailing souls within a week or two of looking. This is the most sailing-est place I've ever been
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