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Ah.

Well thanks very much for the intel, then!

(scratching Lake Anna off the list)...

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Deltaville

Deltaville is where you'll find all the Richmond Sailing crowd. You can probably launch at Ruarks and sail in Fishing Bay/Piankatank River. Second place to check out would be Deltaville Marina which requires negotiating Jackson Creek entrace to get to the mouth of the Piankatank and, then you'd have to sail around Stove point to get into protected Fishing Bay.

You might want to contact the Folks at Fishing Bay Yacht Club to see what they recommend, though they have facilites for their membership, they can probably point you to a place to launch a small sailboat.

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I would have suggested Lake Anna, but the OP has it in the OP... and it is PWC infested...pretty good fishing there though...
Very true, weekend sailing during the summer would really suck. Although during the colder months, you'd have the lake to yourself.

edit: Fishing Bay Yacht Club is a good group.

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Deltaville is where you'll find all the Richmond Sailing crowd. You can probably launch at Ruarks and sail in Fishing Bay/Piankatank River. Second place to check out would be Deltaville Marina which requires negotiating Jackson Creek entrace to get to the mouth of the Piankatank and, then you'd have to sail around Stove point to get into protected Fishing Bay.

You might want to contact the Folks at Fishing Bay Yacht Club to see what they recommend, though they have facilites for their membership, they can probably point you to a place to launch a small sailboat.

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Thanks - I did a little Googling yesterday and found some small ramps in the middle neck on the Rapahannock. I know of Fishnig Bay Yacht Club - our neighbors keep a 36-foot sailboat there.

I'm wondering what sailing is like on the Rappahannock, like around Urbanna?

I'm thinking that ultimately, I'll just have to head out there and give it a go, and try out several locations until I find one I like.

Thanks to all the replies - very helpful.

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I never made it to Urbanna by boat, but have visited Carter Creek and the Corrotoman on the other side of the river. Urbanna would be another pretty cool place to sail a small boat.

Edited to add that if you plan to try a few places I'd save Fishing Bay for last. Urbanna and the Rappahannock could be pretty cool, but I can't really imagine a more pleast place to sail a small boat than Fishing Bay.

Edited a second time to add that I've hard from folks comming from Richmond that the area around West Point, VA is a major speed trap.

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