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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 8:57 pm 
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I sit with envy and watch the folks in Florida having such a good time. Is there a west coast version of any sort on the west coast?

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:45 pm 
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I sit on the east coast in Florida totally envious of the guys in the Sierra club out west sailing down rapids, actually I think it was posted on the island club web site a while back a video of one of the Sierra club guys sailing down some rapids backwards ( I don't think on purpose). I just remember thinking how fun that group would be.
Hey if you can get some interest I'm sure a west coast watertribe could be formed. You guys would have a leg up on us with the Hobie factory right there, I know they are huge sponsors of local groups and causes. There may be similar groups to the watertribe already formed.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:55 am 
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Not that I know of. I always wondered if the sf bay wouldn't be a great watertribe like adventure. How about Sacramento to sf?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:30 am 
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If you check the Watertribe forum, Chief was talking about doing a race up in Washington next year in the Puget Sound. He might be thinking it over when we told him there were no palm trees and white beaches in Washington.

You can always start a Watertribe "like" race. If you look at the history of Watertribe you will see they did many of the early races with only a small core group. It was the internet that made is so successful. I watched the race for eight years before joining. Getting the kids out of the house was a prerequisite...

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 8:17 am 
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California maybe hasn't had a "WaterTribe" group because it doesn't have a "great" river going down to the Pacific. There is the Yukon 1000 or 1200, that's miles, and a couple races in Texas (Missouri 200 or 400 or?) I think the Columbia River in Washington would be a great race, but I do NOT plan on going there.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 7:15 pm 
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Chekika wrote:
California maybe hasn't had a "WaterTribe" group because it doesn't have a "great" river going down to the Pacific.

Keith


Hmmm, Sacramento River is no creek. The delta is one of the largest estuary systems on the west coast. I think the SF Bay Delta would work well for such an event. Sausalito to Sacramento? What a hoot!


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Chrissy field to Sac!

Do it in summer, and you'd be running downwind(ish) the whole way.


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coachstevo wrote:
Chrissy field to Sac!

Do it in summer, and you'd be running downwind(ish) the whole way.

In that case run it from Sac to San Jose LOL.


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We've done Channel Island (Santa Rosa & Santa Cruz) and Catalina. Not really racing, but they make for amazing camping trips! Perhaps more enduro style racing would be better there so everyone starts each day at the same time and can camp together.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 08, 2014 2:01 am 
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There are lots of similar groups and events. Next weekend, the West (read:Gulf) Coast Trailer Sailor Squadron is converging in my area. In a couple of months, the Florida 120, an event invented by Watertriber PlumbCrazy, happens up in the panhandle. Then there's the trailersailor.com BEER Cruise and the Texas 200. I could do something crazy in a small boat nearly every weekend of the year if I set my mind and a large budget to the task!


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I was thinking shorter enduro races for the bay area with out the camping. One end of the bay and back. The races could be 8,10,12, or 24 hours long. Or some approximation of those times . I think the only camping option would be in the San Juan islands. Stunningly beautiful. Protected waters and such. Heck you could race to Canada and back.

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I've found nothing happening like it in Oregon. I've thought about starting one up for the Lower Columbia River Water Trail (see http://www.estuarypartnership.org/explore/water-trail). I would definitely participate/volunteer if I heard of such a race in the works.
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I had to join the forum when I saw this post! My wife and I got a sailing dinghy last spring ('13) and watching Youtube videos getting hyped for the sailing season I found the Everglades Challenge. I searched and searched for something like it, but couldn't find anything. Soo... we decided to do a trip on our own down the Columbia. We sailed from Beacon Rock to Portland and has a BLAST! If someone wants to coordinate (YakAttaque) I would love to help out and participate!


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:54 am 
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hesedguy wrote:
I had to join the forum when I saw this post! My wife and I got a sailing dinghy last spring ('13) and watching Youtube videos getting hyped for the sailing season I found the Everglades Challenge. I searched and searched for something like it, but couldn't find anything. Soo... we decided to do a trip on our own down the Columbia. We sailed from Beacon Rock to Portland and has a BLAST! If someone wants to coordinate (YakAttaque) I would love to help out and participate!


Just checked a map of your route. Fun! I am a day’s drive away in Norcal and would be willing to make the trip. What was your total time and distance? How much time is lost heading up stream? I am looking at some ideas for routes on San Francisco Bay.

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