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PZell
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Initially Posted - 08/12/2022 :  07:54:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
In VA visiting daughter in Powhatan. Anybody know of sailing venues a reasonable distance from there? Searching looks like power boat country on rivers! Think Iím going to be spoiled by SF Bay!

Paul C25FK Sparky
'PZ' W7JVY KFS/KTK/KLB/KOK/WNU/KPH/WCC/VAI/VAJ

Steve Milby
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Response Posted - 08/12/2022 :  09:05:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The south end of the Chesapeake Bay is at Newport. It extends north about 200 miles.

A site I would highly recommend while in the area is the Mariners Museum at Newport News. The museum's centerpiece is the original iron clad Monitor, which is being preserved there.

The Yorktown battlefield is also nearby and by going through it and reading the historical markers you can visualize the flow of the battle.

Steve Milby J/24 "Captiva Wind"
previously C&C 35, Cal 25, C25 TR/FK, C22
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Stinkpotter
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Djibouti
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Response Posted - 08/12/2022 :  11:26:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Are you looking for a rental as well as a venue? It is indeed not like SF Bay... You have the Navy on the James River, the Cigarettes on the York, and the black flies around both, looking for fresh west coast ankles.

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic/Stonington CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-OUPV,
Now on Eastern 27 $+!nkp*+ Sarge

Edited by - Stinkpotter on 08/12/2022 11:47:25
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PZell
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Response Posted - 08/17/2022 :  11:49:03  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for suggestions. Been doing some researching of marinas and travel times etc. but no time on this trip to get in depth feeling of area. Wife really doesnít like idea of daughter so far away. Might have to consider move to VA. Trouble is daughter out in boonies and sailing appears to be far away. Kids are East of Richmond. Only seem to get on forum when Iím stumped on something these days. Still sailing and racing SFBAY 2 to 3 times a week.

Paul C25FK Sparky
'PZ' W7JVY KFS/KTK/KLB/KOK/WNU/KPH/WCC/VAI/VAJ
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PZell
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Response Posted - 08/19/2022 :  15:23:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oops meant kids are West of Richmond. Anyway now headed back to West Coast. Will keep trying to get informed on Chesapeake and rivers.

Paul C25FK Sparky
'PZ' W7JVY KFS/KTK/KLB/KOK/WNU/KPH/WCC/VAI/VAJ
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Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 08/20/2022 :  20:04:51  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have old friends in the west outskirts of Richmond who had a big Hunter, I believe, in a marina near the Chesapeake... I'm not sure they would have suggestions for day-sail rentals or whatever--I'm still unclear on what you're looking for in terms of locations, vessels and usage.

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic/Stonington CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-OUPV,
Now on Eastern 27 $+!nkp*+ Sarge
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PZell
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Response Posted - 08/24/2022 :  18:11:21  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Dave and others. Kinda would like to be able go down to boat for a sail or activities like yacht club races etc. without making a big production out of it. Currently takes me 35 mins to get to marina for sail here with Cat25. Could deal with hour travel, but more than that shoots down any fun. Not really want to rent. Spoils the whole boat experience. If had to suppose could go trailer sailer, but donít want cramped too small. Iím over skiffs unless maybe it was a Haven or the like. Wound up back home with Covid but almost over it. Bummer missing last couple of beer cans.

Paul C25FK Sparky
'PZ' W7JVY KFS/KTK/KLB/KOK/WNU/KPH/WCC/VAI/VAJ
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Stinkpotter
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Response Posted - 08/24/2022 :  19:18:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Paul... Now it sounds like we're talking about you relocating--I thought the discussion was just about getting out on the water while you were visiting. This is a whole different subject:
  • Live where relative to your family and your boat?
  • Access to the Chesapeake, or just to a big (shallow) estuarial river?
  • Club with racing and/or cruising and social activities?, or basic marina (maybe with a pool)?
I think it's all in the area... I have sailing relatives in Norfolk (Dr.s) who are very happy there, and as I said, old sailing friends in Richmond...

Dave Bristle
Association "Port Captain" for Mystic/Stonington CT
PO of 1985 C-25 SR/FK #5032 Passage, ex-OUPV,
Now on Eastern 27 $+!nkp*+ Sarge

Edited by - Stinkpotter on 08/24/2022 19:22:49
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PZell
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Response Posted - 08/25/2022 :  13:21:30  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yeah gotta do a lot more investigating and see some of the marinas.
Not a done deal but considering possible relocation and where that could be in proximity to family and sailing. Always up for suggestions.

Paul C25FK Sparky
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Lee Panza
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Response Posted - 08/26/2022 :  14:24:22  Show Profile  Visit Lee Panza's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I've been wondering where you've been for the past few beer cans. You missed a drifter and a couple of gear-busters, but everyone's been having fun. I'm sorry to hear you were ill, but I hope you enjoyed your visit back East. This coming Tue. will be the last race of the season, so I hope you can make it.

The trouble with a destination - any destination, really - is that it interrupts The Journey.

Lee Panza
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