Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Fri Nov 28, 2014 9:19 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:15 am 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:33 pm
Posts: 70
Location: charleston
I am a student a Jacksonville university. I have a Hobie 16 at my home in Charleston, i was debating bringing it down here to sail in the nice warm Florida climate. i was wondering if there was a active fleet in Jacksonville that frequently race? Also where is a good place to launch from for beach accesses?

Thanks


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 12:43 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Sun Jan 13, 2008 3:07 pm
Posts: 29
Location: Jacksonville Beach, FL
There is a designated Cat launching ramp at Jacksonville Beach located at 8th Ave N. in , just about 4 blocks north of the new pier. It is not a boat launching ramp, but an old concrete ramp that allows you access to the beach so you can back your boat to the sand and cattrax it from there to the surf. You can't drive a car on the beach but you can back your boat onto it. There is car and limited trailer parking there.

I think it is the only place to launch at the beach but it's a good one and close to the action, i.e. restaurants, bars, music & sailorettes.

There is a fleet that sails out of the Rudder Club on the west side of Jax. It's located at the western side of the Buchmann Bridge crossing the St. Johns River. It's located in a very wide spot in the river and the sailing is great and the club is fun, as I was a member about 25 years ago.

If you're planning to sail around the Jacksonville University area you better pick your day carefully with all the current around there. You might inadvertantly find an alternate way to get to the beach with the outgoing tide.

Have fun.
W


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2008 2:31 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:33 pm
Posts: 70
Location: charleston
Thanks for the reply. That concrete ramp at the beach sound like my best bet for beach sailing. I am also going to look into the rudder club. I have now intention of sailing my cat out of JU, right now i'm sailing 420's and lasers with the sail team and the current does get us on most days.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 3 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