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 Post subject: OH - Columbus, Ohio
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 2:50 pm 
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I bought a 1982 Hobie 16 last fall and have spent the winter and spring learning about it and getting it ready to sail. I plan on sailing at Hoover Reservoir, Buck Creek and a small residential lake called Choctaw Lake (of course, due to all the rain we have had I could probably sail to work and anywhere else). Any Columbus residents out there who are familiar with other good sailing spots within an hour or so of Columbus?


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 Post subject: Re: Columbus, Ohio
PostPosted: Wed May 04, 2011 7:24 pm 
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Location: Florida and Texas
Alum Creek


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 Post subject: Re: OH - Columbus, Ohio
PostPosted: Sun May 15, 2011 4:13 pm 
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There's some Hobies and other cats at Alum Creek. Check them out at www.alumcreeksailing.com. They've been including a cat start at their Old Fox Regatta in October for the past couple of years. It's a great club and they do have a cat beach.

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 Post subject: Re: OH - Columbus, Ohio
PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 10:13 am 
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Thanks, I will check out Alum Creek. The main reason I hadn't originally considered Alum is that I would mostly be sailing on the weekends and had been told that it is generally packed with powerboaters on the weekends.


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 Post subject: Re: OH - Columbus, Ohio
PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2011 11:36 am 
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Hoover is a great location for sailing near Columbus.

The Hoover Sailing Club (http://www.hooversailingclub.com/) has nice facilities but I don’t think they have a Cat Beach. They have several active monohull fleets, but I don't know any Cat guys that are there.

Additionally there is another spot further up the lake on the western shore that is a Cat Only club (Columbus Sailing Club - http://www.columbussailingclub.org/). They have a Cat Beach and shelter house.

Lastly, there is a Public Launch (Red Bank ) facility half-way between them that does have a storage lot and a close ramp so you could store it and not have to lower the mast. I have heard there are a couple of Cat sailors that store and sail from that location, but I don’t know that from firsthand experience.

Disclaimer - I am a member of Columbus Sailing Club.


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