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Sailing in Los Angeles

This is actually a repost, I posted it on the Learning to Sail thread but maybe you folks might be a better resource....


Hey there,

This is actually my first post. I was introduced to this site by the Funkhousers of Exploramar.
Anyway, I am just learning to sail, have done probably about fifteen hours on water, my girlfriend has done just three hours, all in the San Francisco Bay Area.... in the Bay though, none out at sea.
My Girlfriend and I will be in LA this coming weekend (the 25th-28th) and would love to get on the water there. If you have any recommendations as to how we might best go about achieving that, please let me know. We are looking either to get out on a private lesson, or to meet some good folks who might be short a hand or two. Really though, any suggestions....bring'em on.

Nice to be a part of the virtual community. Hope to see you out there....

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Welcome aboard big.... ,
sorry to say you don't stand a chance, but if you post a picture of your girlfriend she might be able to catch a ride with SimonV or BF (or both).
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Welcome aboard big.... ,
sorry to say you don't stand a chance, but if you post a picture of your girlfriend she might be able to catch a ride with SimonV or BF (or both).
LOL, well they would have to drive for about 5 1.2 hours to get here, and it looks like they are from the Bay anyway.

BTW BD you only really need to post once on this board, it is so well read that posting twice will up set the Moderator Gods, then you will incur their wrath and Gui will photoshop you.
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MDR has a couple of rental places to utilize. One is......

www.bluewatersailing.com

Another is.....

www.clubnautique.net

Start there and see what transpires...........

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Thanks folks, I'll look into it. How is the wind down there??? Anyone ever sail out near those islands. This will be my second visit to LA as an adult so keep the recommendations coming.

ps...hands off boys, she's mine.
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We don't have any islands---those lumps you see is the collection of trash from the L.A. River.




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LOL, well they would have to drive for about 5 1.2 hours to get here, and it looks like they are from the Bay anyway.
My mistake - wrong Bay - right gay....ups guy.

Btw is it really that far, it's no more than a 1/4 inch on my map!? or is it cause BF drives a Portuguese car?
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My mistake - wrong Bay - right gay....ups guy.

Btw is it really that far, it's no more than a 1/4 inch on my map!? or is it cause BF drives a Portuguese car?
LOL, yep that far. I used to live in Burbank, and had to drive up here, it's a long 1/4 inch.
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Try walking the docks the in the area. I got a couple of rides while in San Pedro/King Harbor while just talking in the bars and walking the docks. You'd be surprised how open the sailing community can be.
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BD - The wind is usually pretty decent off LA. I've not spent a great deal of time there, but it seems like everytime I've been down it's good for sailing.
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