Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Wed Oct 22, 2014 7:11 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Wed Jul 09, 2008 10:37 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Thu Apr 29, 2004 1:26 pm
Posts: 127
Location: San Francisco Bay Area
TCD, the longest dike in the US (11 miles long), rises only about five feet above the average water level in Galveston Bay. This allows all of the wind off of the Gulf to blow across effectively smooth water. About halfway out the Dike, a large group of cat sailors hit the beach all summer long.

I cruised up and down Laguna Madre, barhopping Padre Island on my Getaway. It was really cool to watch people watch you sail right up and step off onto the dock.

We'll be hitting the whole north half of San Francisco Bay, the Estuary in Alameda, the Delta region, and of course Santa Cruz this summer, so wish us luck. We've even thought about taking it to Vegas and sailing Lake Mead.

Chris
~~(\_~~


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Mon Mar 21, 2011 6:09 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:08 am
Posts: 74
Location: Houston, TX
The Dike is an awesome place to sail. Nice smooth water and good wind. Check out this site for more info or to meet up with some local cat sailors: http://www.tcdyc.com/


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:07 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Admiral

Joined: Sun Jun 21, 2009 6:10 pm
Posts: 243
Also check out www.hobiefleet33.com for some sailing in the gulf.

_________________
Floyd
00 Tiger
http://www.HobieFleet33.com
10 Mile Surfside, Texas
Join us on our Facebook group: Surfside Sailing


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:34 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:08 am
Posts: 74
Location: Houston, TX
From the 18 forum, Summer at the Dike:

outoftheoffice wrote:
Did some sailing down at the Texas City Dike the other weekend and put together a short clip from the footage. We shot it all using a Kodak Playsport from our H18. Be forewarned - its super cheesy and dramatic.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=apEPBO0p8PE&hd=1[/youtube]


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 4 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group