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srossfbt

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Looking to connect with any Sunfish sailors in the Bay Area. Where do you sail? How do you handle the windy summer conditions? I currently sail a Zuma out of Richmond but thinking about making the switch to a Sunfish.
 

norcalsail

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Looking to connect with any Sunfish sailors in the Bay Area. Where do you sail? How do you handle the windy summer conditions? I currently sail a Zuma out of Richmond but thinking about making the switch to a Sunfish.
There are a lot of people that sail on Tomales Bay. Tomales is pretty predictable but you can get caught in some big wind in the later part of the afternoon and aren't close to home. Most of the guys live in the Santa Rosa area. They have built a nice fleet of Lasers, Force 5's and a Banshee. I haven't been sailing with them as much lately because they are all retired and sail during the week to avoid the crowds. I also like to sail on the Russian River and have been thinking about Berryessa for a while.
 

srossfbt

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There are a lot of people that sail on Tomales Bay. Tomales is pretty predictable but you can get caught in some big wind in the later part of the afternoon and aren't close to home. Most of the guys live in the Santa Rosa area. They have built a nice fleet of Lasers, Force 5's and a Banshee. I haven't been sailing with them as much lately because they are all retired and sail during the week to avoid the crowds. I also like to sail on the Russian River and have been thinking about Berryessa for a while.
I have looked at Tomales Bay, looks like a fun place to sail. I hope to get a trailer soon so I can check it out. I'm stuck in Richmond for now, which is a nice place to be stuck but do hope to get out and explore other areas.

Never thought is sailing on the Russian River, where do you put in? My name is Steve and If you ever want to sail in Richmond I let me know, I store my boat in the Marina Bay Yacht harbor. It has a nice boat ramp and is not so busy now that Halibut season is over.
 

Jduri

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New to Sunfish sailing myself, and also looking to connect. I’m in the Santa Rosa Sailing Club. Currently sailing casual regattas with a mixed fleet. Marconi Cove@ Tomales Bay 10/10 & 10/24 join us if you can.
We sail Lake Ralphine, Spring Lake, and Lake Sonoma, as well as some casual Bay cruises (Estuary, San Rafael Creek, Vallejo, etc…)
I’d be interested in meeting up with you in Richmond sometime.
 

srossfbt

New Member
New to Sunfish sailing myself, and also looking to connect. I’m in the Santa Rosa Sailing Club. Currently sailing casual regattas with a mixed fleet. Marconi Cove@ Tomales Bay 10/10 & 10/24 join us if you can.
We sail Lake Ralphine, Spring Lake, and Lake Sonoma, as well as some casual Bay cruises (Estuary, San Rafael Creek, Vallejo, etc…)
I’d be interested in meeting up with you in Richmond sometime.
Jduri I will PM you.
 

norcalsail

Well-Known Member
New to Sunfish sailing myself, and also looking to connect. I’m in the Santa Rosa Sailing Club. Currently sailing casual regattas with a mixed fleet. Marconi Cove@ Tomales Bay 10/10 & 10/24 join us if you can.
We sail Lake Ralphine, Spring Lake, and Lake Sonoma, as well as some casual Bay cruises (Estuary, San Rafael Creek, Vallejo, etc…)
I’d be interested in meeting up with you in Richmond sometime.
I caught up with the Santa Rosa Sailing club at Marconi when I first got my Sunfish three years ago. It was my second time on Tomales and I met Commodore David, I believe. I check out their FB page from time to time but the info doesn't seem to be updated very often. I'll have to check it out as it's been a while. I'd like to sail with you guys at some point. Here's my standard photo of my Sunfish on Tomales.20190914_112317.jpg
 

norcalsail

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A Sunfish fleet here would be really cool. I've only sailed with other Sunfish twice. Once up the Russian River and once in Wisconsin after our neighbor bought one. (I have really good video of sailing the Oldfish with the guy). Nice looking boat srossfbt!
 
San Diego is pretty far from you, but maybe you can swing by one day. We have summer and winter season.
 
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