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Suba-rude



Joined: 15 Mar 2002
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Location: Outer Richmond District.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 21, 2007 4:16 pm    Post subject: Its a shame, Reply with quote

I saw the same thing on Sun. not that there was any wind. The entire 3' of beach that was there is gone due to errosion. Great place to sail though.
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dennis_c



Joined: 05 May 1998
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Location: Rio

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't think there is a lot of enthusiasm (or money) for the project of restoring the launch. Occasionally you see a sailor or two who launched from the Jungle, Glass Beach or by the Three Mile Slough bridge. These are desperate, north wind riders looking for a winter fix. Funny thing, now that this very visible launch is closed, most non-sailing Rio Vistans seem to think that no one windsurfs anymore.
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sergem



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any news, is it still closed? Thank you!
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shitan



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 12:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

drcrabe wrote:
These are desperate, north wind riders looking for a winter fix. Funny thing


If these are "desperate" north wind winter sailors, What do you consider yourself watching Sherman blowing 30 gusting to 41 NNW and you're sitting home in front of your fire place toasting your butt cheeks??
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carl



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

shitan wrote:
drcrabe wrote:
These are desperate, north wind riders looking for a winter fix. Funny thing


If these are "desperate" north wind winter sailors, What do you consider yourself watching Sherman blowing 30 gusting to 41 NNW and you're sitting home in front of your fire place toasting your butt cheeks??



Yea Dr Crabe,,,,,is there something wrong with being a "desperate north wind rider"????? Actually Windy Cove would get pretty crowded on those
north wind days in October.

It would seem that someone skilled with a bulldozer could fix the launch.
Any contractor guys out there?
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tsokat



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is Windy Cove run by The Sac County Parks Dept?
Tom
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dennis_c



Joined: 05 May 1998
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

carl wrote:
shitan wrote:
drcrabe wrote:
These are desperate, north wind riders looking for a winter fix. Funny thing


If these are "desperate" north wind winter sailors, What do you consider yourself watching Sherman blowing 30 gusting to 41 NNW and you're sitting home in front of your fire place toasting your butt cheeks??



Yea Dr Crabe,,,,,is there something wrong with being a "desperate north wind rider"????? Actually Windy Cove would get pretty crowded on those
north wind days in October.


Man, you guys are brutal! I'm not saying there is anything wrong with being a desperate north wind rider needing a wind fix. I've been there myself. I've even tried Sherman on a winter north, now that's really desperate. What I was trying to say is the few sailors you see there now either swam out from by the bridge or made their way through "the Jungle," not the easiest thing to do, especially for an old guy like me. These guys certainly have my respect. I'd be happy to join them if we had a launch, once again, that would work for someone not so tough, like me. BTW, I have no fireplace and my cheeks are cold. Brrrr. Laughing
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dennis_c



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

tsokat wrote:
Is Windy Cove run by The Sac County Parks Dept?
Tom


Windy Cove is part of Brannan Island State Recreation Area.
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afolander



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm surprised more people have not tried the bridge launch on north wind days. I've sailed it solo for my winter fix (bring a hood and gloves).

There is small beach area to launch from and the wind line usually starts about 10-20 yards from shore where the water is waist deep. Not much parking or rigging area but the sailing is better than Powerlines or Access. If its flooding and the wind dies you could end up going under the bridge around Brannon Island.
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madspaniard



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 3:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shitan and I tried "the Jungle" last year and it wasn't that bad. North of Windy Cove and the bridge there is a hole in the bushes that leads to a very small sandy beach with drift wood, perfect for launching. There is parking space on the side of the road in what looks like an abandoned and short roadside lane, room for 3 or 4 cars. Sailing is great there. No crowds.
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