Catalina 250 sailboat
Let's Go!
"The fine art of getting wet and becoming ill while slowly going nowhere at great expense."

My love - Letting Go
It was difficult to let go of Letting Go

"The gods do not deduct from a mans allotted span, those days spent sailing." - Ancient proverb

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"I really don't know why it is that all of us are so committed to the sea, except I think it is because in addition to the fact that the sea changes and the light changes, and ships change, it is because we all came from the sea. And it is an interesting biological fact that all of us have in our veins the exact same percentage of salt in our blood that exists in the ocean, and, therefore, we have salt in our blood, in our sweat, in our tears. We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch it we are going back from whence we came." - John F. Kennedy
Chico weather 15 day forecast

sailing near Chico California
Lake Oroville is only 35 minutes from Chico - time to raft-up and party
above: 8 Lake Oroville Yacht Club and 7 Chico Yacht Club boats together for an overnighter

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Lake Oroville is a great place to explore and sail
Lake Oroville: "Let's Go" - 2005 Catalina 250WK

San Francisco Bay
San Francisco Bay "Letting Go" 2005 Catalina 34MK II

Lake Oroville 2011
Lake Oroville 2011 - Chico Yacht Club gathering

We are tied to the ocean.
And when we go back to the sea,
whether it is to sail or to watch -
we are going back from whence we came.
- John F Kennedy

Karen trying out Vic's former Mirage Adventure Island sailing kayak for her first time
It's made by Hobie and has the Mirage pedal drive
at California Park Lake (located in Chico)

"Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you did not do than the things you did do.
So, throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor.
Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover." - Mark Twain

Sailing kit on 10' 3" sit-on kayak (rated 325lbs) - Calif Park Lake

Sailing kit on 14' double seat sit-on kayak (rated 450lbs)
at Forebay (below Lake Oroville)

Adventure Island sailing kayak by Hobie:
Length: 16'
Width w/ Amas Out: 9' 4"
Width w/ Amas Folded In: 42"
Sail Area: 57.5 sq. ft.
Mast Height: 15' 2"
Weight: 115 lbs
MirageDrive Weight: 6.6 lbs
Max Load Capacity: 350 lbs
Hull: Rotomolded Polyethylene

Amas are the outriggers that helps keep small boats (kayaks/canoes) from tipping over.
The Akas of a sailboat/kayak are the pieces that connect the main hull to the ama(s) (outrigger).

Vic's first sailboat (above)

Leon's Dream 1

From Chico to the San Francisco Bay is 3 hours away
Above is "Letting Go" Catalina 34 at St. Francis Yacht Club

Chico has many lakes nearby for kayaking
Below is a 33 lb kayak - easily transportable on top of a car

Sailing on 9' 3" sit-on kayak - Paradise Lake

Latitude 38 is the best sailing magazine for the San Francisco Bay area

Sailing Clubs and Related:
  • Aeolian Yacht Club
  • Alameda Yacht Club
  • Andreas Cove Yacht Club
  • Ballena Bay Yacht Club
  • Bay View Boat Club
  • Benicia Yacht Club
  • Berkeley Yacht Club
  • Cal Sailing Club
  • Caliente Isle Yacht Club
  • Chico Yacht Club
  • Corinthian Yacht Club
  • Coyote Point Yacht Club
  • Encinal Yacht Club
  • Folsom Lake Yacht Club
  • Fremont Sailing Club
  • Fresno Yacht Club
  • Golden Gate Yacht Club
  • Half Moon Bay Yacht Club
  • Humboldt Yacht Club
  • Inverness Yacht Club
  • Island Yacht Club
  • Lake Don Pedro Sailing Club
  • Lake Merritt Boating Center
  • Lake Tahoe Windjammers Yacht Club
  • Lake Washington Sailing Club
  • Lake Yosemite Sailing Club
  • Loch Lomond Yacht Club
  • Los Gatos Yacht Club
  • Marin Yacht Club
  • Marina Bay Yacht Club
  • Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club
  • Oakland Yacht Club
  • Oyster Point Yacht Club
  • Peninsula Yacht Club
  • Richmond Yacht Club
  • St. Francis Yacht Club
  • San Francisco Yacht Club
  • San Jose Sailing Club
  • San Leandro Yacht Club
  • Santa Cruz Yacht Club
  • Sausalito Yacht Club
  • Sequoia Yacht Club
  • Sierra Point Yacht Club
  • South Beach Yacht Club
  • South Coast Corinthian Yacht Club
  • Spinnaker Yacht Club
  • Stockton Sailing Club
  • Tahoe Yacht Club
  • Tiburon Yacht Club
  • Treasure Island Yacht Club
  • Vallejo Yacht Club
  • Whiskeytown Sailing Club

  • Check out this really neat double masted sailing kayak:

    and look at this really fun looking sailing canoe setup:

    Experienced sailor Bill (over 80 years old)
    First time ever sailing in a sailing-kayak
    On California Park Lake (Chico, Calif)

    Having a blast on a Catalina 250wk

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