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post #11 of 14 Old 03-26-2013
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Re: Galveston Bay and South Sailing

I'm glad to see this thread was revived. There are many places to go and see in the Galveston Bay and surrounding areas. For those of you who need a lift for your boat there is Seabrook Shipyard and another on NASA Rd 1, I don't remember the name right now. I have used Both sides of the ramp under the Kemah/Seabrook bridge to launch in the summer with no trouble. Launching when the is a north wind blowing is much more of a problem as the water is blown out of the bay. The TMCA (Texas Mariners Cruising Association) has a web site that lists many cruising destinations in the area with directions. If you Check Sail Ventures website they also have a very good listing of places to go all the way down to Rock Port. Bay sailing is fun and hopping the coast off shore in the Gulf is fun even on a smaller boat when the weather is right. Enjoy!

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Re: Galveston Bay and South Sailing

In the spirit of holy thread revival....

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A cruise to Smith Point is an absolute blast, plus offats is not to be missed. Lots of shallow spots so you kneed to know where you are going and always be on watch. But you will have a great time, frankly, very mild weather compared to what you will get on the ocean, though just like any other in a real blow. If you get really bored head out the jetty and go offshore down to Freeport, or take the intracoastal, but be prepared to get stuck.
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Re: Galveston Bay and South Sailing

I enjoyed reading the thread. I'm renting a 22 foot swing keel Catalina for a couple of days, putting in at Offatts Bayou. I've sailed a good deal in the bay out of Kemah, and down to Galveston, but never on the west side. Any recommendations for a couple of days of sailing? And where to anchor? Or is there a marina in Galveston that has transient berths?

Any advise is welcome.

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