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sailwave



Joined: 11 May 2000
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Location: Redwood City, CA

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:14 pm    Post subject: Cruising Redwood City Video Reply with quote

It was a sweet summer of sailing in Redwood City, SF Bay Area.

http://youtu.be/RvGoqPxDDEM
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spennie



Joined: 13 Oct 1995
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Location: Thousand Oaks, CA

PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nicely done! The joys of big sails, too many wind snobs missing out on a really nice sailing experience!
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lock1



Joined: 08 Feb 2001
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 4:39 pm    Post subject: Very Cool Reply with quote

I have not sailed there in many years.
Where do you launch?
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tomg



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice video; perfect music match. I sail a 7.4 off Emeryville on light days. I keep telling the adrenaline junkies at TI that light wind sailing can't be compared to the white-knuckles crazySh$$ that demands a .45 but still well worth the trouble. Any sailing is better than no sailing.
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spennie



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like to compare it to driving down the Pacific Coast Highway. Its fun to go 120 in your Ferrari, but it's also fun to cruise along at 55 in your Cadillac convertible. It's smooth and comfortable, and things happen more slowly so it's not as frantic. My sails go from 3.4 to 8.2, and I love using them all!
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victor



Joined: 03 Aug 1998
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

>white-knuckles crazySh$$ that demands a .45

is there a launch in East Oakland?
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slinky



Joined: 24 Aug 2007
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Location: Old Saybrook Ct.

PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Sailwave, like the video, how much wind did you have ?
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sailwave



Joined: 11 May 2000
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Location: Redwood City, CA

PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

slinky wrote:
Hi Sailwave, like the video, how much wind did you have ?


The video was shot with wind ranging from 12-18 knots depending if I was inside the harbor or outside in bay, there are about 3 days of sailing cut in there. I was on a 170L old Exocet Formula board with 7.8 sq-m old North 4 batten sail, 60cm fin.
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chand2



Joined: 14 May 1998
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 8:54 am    Post subject: We See You Out There Reply with quote

We see you out in Redwood City often. I have a 17 foot trimaran that we buzz around in. I have always wanted to take a board out to the harbor entrance and launch off Bair Island into the bay. The water is so warm there and this summer, the winds were hitting 20 quite often.


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mrchocky



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PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 11:53 am    Post subject: Re: Cruising Redwood City Video Reply with quote

sailwave wrote:
It was a sweet summer of sailing in Redwood City, SF Bay Area.

http://youtu.be/RvGoqPxDDEM


Nice. I used to sail a cat similar the one at the start when I was a teenager. Lots of fun, but clearly the windsurfer is much faster. And in very light windows where a windsurfer might still move, you're dead in the water. To the best of my knowledge, there's nowhere on the bay to rent cats like that (wind at Lake Merritt is a complete joke, and hobies are hokey toys IMO); and that's part of the reason I took up windsurfing.
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