NorCal Sailors

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Comment by Laird Durham on January 19, 2010 at 3:57pm
If you have not been following teen Jessica Watson on her quest to be the youngest person to sail solo non stop around the world, you should give it a look. Amazing girl. I publish about her from time to time on, and cover the America's cup, coming up Feb 8.
Comment by Steve Knight on January 19, 2010 at 3:34pm
I think northern California sailors are a fiercely independent lot.
Comment by Jeff on December 7, 2009 at 5:11pm
This site is still a joke...someone put the nail in the coffin
Comment by Jeff on August 24, 2009 at 5:16pm

I just saw your link to the examiner page. Good to see someone covering boating in mainstream media.

Comment by Laird Durham on May 26, 2009 at 2:45am
Hi Robert,

I just put a link to the group on my home page at Check it out. If you like it, please add a link to my home page on your site.

Laird Durham
Comment by Jeff on April 21, 2009 at 5:21pm
This site is soooo dead...
Comment by Mike on February 3, 2009 at 3:48pm
Ahoy Friends,
Well, we did our BVI trip a coulpe of weeks ago......What a blast!! The eight of us went out for a week on a 45' cat, the Dodger II and it was tremendous. The British West Indies is wonderful. Great sunsets, very nice people and super conditions. (A little pricey at the restaurants - but we only ate off the boat 1 lunch and 2 dinners)
Everyday was warm (82-85degrees), the water crystal clear and the wind was 10 to 18 knots. I sailed into a different cove every night. We did the beach/bar thing, alot of snorkeling and a few dives. The boat was beautiful and FAST - I was flying the jib alone on one morning in 15 knots - clipping at a steady 7+ knots - WHAT A BLAST!
Thanks to everyone who provided info on the sites and places to see/eat/drink. My newby crew did a very good job and a great time was had by all. Can't wait to go to Australia/New Zealand in 2010!
Cya out there on the wind.
Comment by Bill and Norma Keaveney on February 3, 2009 at 3:12pm
Hello, all! We sail our Catalina 27 in the delta from the Stockton Sailing Club We have, in the past, sailed from San Francisco to San Diego on a C&C 30, but now that the years are piling on, we limit our sailing to the river.
Comment by Mike on December 14, 2008 at 4:28pm
Ahoy NorCal Sailors ~
Hey all, we went out for a day-sail the other day in the Delta on our 33' Pearson. Did a little fishing (no Stripers) and had a great meal. The water was silky flat with very little wind (no biggie). All in all a nice day!!
I'm heading out in a couple of weeks on a bare-boat charter in BVI. Taking the wife & 3 other couples out on a 45' cat for 9 days. Can't wait!!! Let me know if you can suggest anything. I'll let you know when I get back how things went. Take a look at my blog if you want to comment on the BVI trip.
Comment by bobbi on October 16, 2008 at 8:34am
I am a native N. Californian, however these days I live in Hampton, VA. My family is still in CA, so I get there a couple times a year. I learned to sail on SF Bay and was there in Sept. I had the most wonderful sail on the bay while I was there. I love the Chesapeake Bay for cruising, but nothing can compete with the views of the SF bay!

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Kerim N replied to Randy Brown's discussion Beneteau 40 Black Mesh Window Covers in the group Beneteau 40 & 43
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