Hobie Cat Forums

It is currently Thu Apr 24, 2014 3:45 am

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:23 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:10 pm
Posts: 2
hi there, ive just bought a hobie 14 turbo, my next plan is to learn to sail it! im looking for a lake where theres access to launch, sail, and learn the ropes as it were.......im in the fort stewart area, but i'd imagine closer to savannah there might be a lake used for just sailing. im thinking a lake would be better to learn on than off the beach.......any advice would be appreciated!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 06, 2010 1:22 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:29 am
Posts: 50
Location: Low Country - SC
Tony,

I am not nearly as familiar with Savannah area lakes as I am with Hilton Head. Buried somewhere in this forum I had posted a good deal of information about HHI about a year and a half ago. You might want to consider sailing in the intracoastal / sound areas of the low country (plenty of islands around Savannah) if you cannot find a nearby lake. You can find pretty wide areas, low boat traffic, and more friendly water (tides / currents) without venturing onto the Atlantic.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:47 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Old Salt

Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:23 am
Posts: 506
Location: Lake Norman NC
Try Edisto Beach just up the road
put in the St. Helena sound till you feel ok about ocean sailing
The state park is also really good :lol: Gary


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 12:01 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sun Dec 20, 2009 2:39 pm
Posts: 24
Tony,

I bough recently a 16 which lives on the beach on tybee island. There are 5 or 6 cats there mainly 16s but at least one 14. The old owner of the boat assured me it is free and unregulated and boats have just lived thee for years. I was amazed but will be putting mine back there as soon as it's sea worthy. It looks to be a great spot. The boats launch onto the back river which is sheltered but easily big enough or you can sail 500yds to the ocean or go the other way and have miles of wide rivers/intracoastal to play on. I can't wait untill I've done my boat and can play.

Ben


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 10:59 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Tue Sep 20, 2005 9:29 am
Posts: 50
Location: Low Country - SC
Ben,

It just occurred to me that with the Tybee 500 obviously concluding on Tybee Island that there may actually be some active beachcat sailing going on. Do you know if those 5-6 Hobie's get sailed regularly or are they oxidation stations like the few old catamarans that don HHI beaches? Are they in the same area of the beach?

Mike


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2010 6:20 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Deck Hand

Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 7:10 pm
Posts: 2
Reference my asking for places to sail in and or around the savannah area, i wanted to aknowledge and say thanks for the responses and just comment that next month is planned to be the start of my learning curve which i hope will coincide with somewhat warmer weather. I will use the information given to help me plan my sailing.....thanks again, and look forward to further conversations on this and other sailing topics.......tony


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 8:13 pm 
Offline
Site Rank - Captain

Joined: Tue Oct 21, 2008 10:51 am
Posts: 90
Location: Atlanta, GA
Its a little drive, but Jekyll Island is a great place to sail. Jekyll Island has a great boat ramp with fresh water for rinsing off after sailing. St Andrews Sound is a real exciting place to sail. Dolphins are everywhere. It can get pretty choppy with an offshore wind and the tide going out and there are several shoals that make it shallow in spots at low tide. Sailing to Cumberland Island is a great way to spend a few hours and you can come ashore on a totally secluded beach. We live north of Atlanta and drive down there several times per month in the summer since that seems to be the only place in GA that has any wind.

_________________
Eric Weller
2006 F18 Capricorn
1980 H16
Keep the pointy side up!


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 7 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