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  1. SF to Long Beach

    Cruising Videos
    We did it. We left the dock. We finally left despite everything. The boat wasn't ready. Nothing was tested. Almost no shakedown. There was a 4 day window before the next storm system. It takes 3 days to get to Long Beach. https://youtu.be/Ins2FH6l-6I See what happened. All comments and...
  2. Putting a boat in charter in California

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    I am considering purchasing my first sailboat with the intention of putting it in to charter with Marina Sailing which is a sailing club/charter service with fleets based throughout southern and central California. Has anyone here done that and what was your experience please? I am thinking...
  3. Salty california kid needs advice

    Learning to Sail
    I've come to you guys in need of help, I'm from southern California and have been on the water my whole life, be it surfing, diving, or spending weeks on Catalina fishing and hiking and I've spent a lot of time on/around boats as well. I have always had a huge passion for the ocean and sailing...
  4. Crew Ecuador/Galapagos or thereabouts

    Crew Wanted/Available
    Hi all. Last time I went to the Galapagos, I sailed there from Panama, doldrums and all. I'd love to get there by sail again. Anyone heading in that directions from California? I can fly to meet you as well :)
  5. Best place in California to sail and live on your boat?

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    If you wanted to live on your boat in California and do weekend sailing while working full time, where do you think would be the best place to do it? I was just in Dana Point, CA a few days ago. 4th of July. Watched the fireworks show. Checked out the large harbor and marinas. They're pretty...
  6. Liveaboard SailBoat Series - Sailing From Portland to San Diego

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Here's some videos I just found that were filmed within the last few days. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgvPnY64v-U https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jiFS0_E_rDA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9cFgq3Xrao https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTO4ccSHh7w This Portland to San Diego sail is going...
  7. Where has better sailing - California, Pacific Northwest, Florida, or the Chesapeake

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Out of those places, what one has the best sailing?
  8. Sailing from California to Florida via the Panama Canal

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi all. This is my first post. Just joined the forum. I have a question. What is the best way to sail from California to Florida? In the next year I want to do this. Some of my relatives moved the Southern US recently from California and I want to be closer to them. I'm planning on keeping my...
  9. Trailer for rent? 28 ft. triton

    General Discussion (sailing related)
    Hi all, I have a 1964 Pearson Triton, and I am trying to find a trailer to rent to transport it. It is currently located in San Diego and I want to trailer the boat to the San Francisco bay area. Anyone have a trailer that might work that would like to rent it? The boat is 28.5 ft, 8.5...
  10. Relocating to SoCal to liveaboard - have a catch 22...

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Hi. I'm just joining SailNet and am posting this thread because I'm selling my house in Atlanta (14 years landlocked!!!), moving back to SoCal (lived in Long Beach for a long time), and moving aboard a sailboat (sailed since I was a kid in Biloxi and lived on a 26' boat for a while when I was...
  11. Free Anchorages in California

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    Gudday and Ahoy! I started putting this online, interactive list of free anchorages together when I was planning my trip from San Francisco to San Diego and thought some of you might find it interesting / useful. It lists the anchorages, some details about the conditions there and links to the...
  12. Still Looking: SF bay south toward Panama

    Crew Wanted/Available
    Hey Forum! I'm still looking for a boat heading south from San Francisco (or eureka or coo's bay or SoCal) towards panama and on to the Gulfo de Mexico this November or December. I can forward you my resume. I don't know if I am experienced enough to get paid yet but I can sure as hell be an...
  13. Seking crewing opportunities in Central/Southern CA

    Crew Wanted/Available
    My wife and I are traveling around Central and Southern California over the next month, and would love to knock the rust off of our sailing skills if anyone is looking for crew, for a few hours, a day sail or longer. While we have the basic ASA sailing certificates (101, 103, 104?), we are...
  14. 3 Marines seeking passage to South America

    Crew Wanted/Available
    Hi there, we're located in Lake Tahoe, California, close to San Francisco and looking to work our way down South. Preferably as far as Peru, but we're open to going anywhere really. Hard working, motivated, clean and in early 20's. We are all single and very appreciative of whoever hires us...
  15. Hi from So Cal

    Introduce Yourself
    I've been sailing a little over a year. I'd been sailing with my partner to Catalina at least once a month (some times twice) for seven months, and when we broke up, I was willing to let go of everything but the sailing. So I took lessons and got keelboat certified, and now I'm trying to find...
  16. Crew Available

    Crew Wanted/Available
    Hi everyone, I'm Frances (21), new here and to sailing in general. Me and my friend Lane are on the look out for an opportunity to learn. Just been doin a bit of harbour races around Auckland and loving it, now we're keen for a long distance adventure. We were thinking States to South...
  17. Hi from New Zealand

    Introduce Yourself
    Hi everyone, I'm Frances (21), new here and to sailing in general. Me and my friend Lane are on the look out for an opportunity to learn. Just been doin a bit of harbour races around Auckland and loving it, now we're keen for a long distance adventure. We were thinking States to South...
  18. Help Locating Live Aboard Slip in SoCal

    Cruising & Liveaboard Forum
    I am looking for a slip anywhere between Santa Barbara and San Diego for a 44ft sloop with draft 6 1/2ft. I know there are waiting lists for most places and thought I would reach out and try to find out if anyone has or knows someone who has their own personal dock space that could accomodate...
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