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Old 12-02-2012
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Davenport, IA sailing???

My family and I might be relocating to Davenport, IA. We own a Compac19 (hence my username!) and have traditionally sailed on inland lakes. The only obvious body of water near Davenport is the mightly Mississippi. Can anyone tell me if you've sailed the Mississippi in this area and if so, are the conditions decent? The few times we've seen the area I haven't seen any sailboats.

I appreciate any insight.
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Re: Davenport, IA sailing???

Welcome to SN. I grew up in Cedar Rapids and frequently power-boated on the Miss. I can't imagine sailing anywhere on the actual river, other than south with the current, on a Compac 19. There are some backwaters north towards Clinton and Bellevue without current that one could sail on but they are usually surrounded by tall trees blocking much of the wind. Otherwise head west to Solon and sail around Lake McBride. There are small sailboats around there.
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Re: Davenport, IA sailing???

Not sure about river sailing in the Quad Cities. However, if you are going to be road tripping, Lake Mendota in Madison, WI is a nice urban lake.
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Re: Davenport, IA sailing???

That's where I learned to sail. Back in the day, they had good Lightning and C-Scow fleets and race series at a hoist sailing club in Davenport north of the roller dam. About 12 miles between dams; and the river is about a mile wide in that area. But heavy current in the spring time.
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