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 Post subject: where to sail
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:52 pm 
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I am new to the forum and currently do not have a boat. My wife and I are looking but before we purchase I want to make sure its a boat and not a lawn ornament. We live in Chesapeake Via and wanted to know if anybody out there knows of any local launching areas that are good for a small catamaran. Thanks in advance for any help.


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 Post subject: Re: where to sail
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 2:58 pm 
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Try "Places to Sail" Topic: http://www.hobiecat.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=19

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 Post subject: Re: where to sail
PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:41 pm 
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Welcome! It's good to see Virginia sailors here. And I'm jealous; you live in a great place for sailing.

From what I've read, your best launch spots into the bay will probably be Willoughby Spit or Albemarle Street in VB. There is also a state boat ramp at First Landing State Park. To get into the ocean quickly I think you can use Rudy Inlet; I sailed from there many years ago.

On the James, a potentially interesting launch site that I have yet to check out is on the east shore of Hog Island, just downriver from Jamestown but on the Chesapeake side. You have to navigate a small estuary but after that you are in big, clear water. It will be best with an East or Southeast wind, less so with the more prevalent SSW wind.

I don't know what kind of sailing you're looking for, but if I lived there I'd probably find a way to get to the ocean pretty frequently. And you should hook up with the Fleet 32 folks if you haven't already.

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