Sailing: Beer Can Race Lake Travis; Everyone Drives!

Sailing Plan: We will sail toward CYPRESS CREEK taking turns on the tiller, learning to steer, tacking as needed. Then we will join the informal BEER CAN RACE. If light winds, we will try the spinnaker on the downwind run.

Confirm: Please call me for important info & to confirm your spot. [masked]-8463.

Suggestions: Allow for traffic. We leave the dock 15 minutes after Meetup time.

Take a bathroom break before this two hour cruise.

Bring your Camera, sun protection, hat, sunglasses, sneakers, drinks, snack.

Please do not bother the office staff.

Directions to AYC: On RM 620 go south to the dam and one mile beyond. Turn right on Hudson Bend Road & go one mile. Turn right on Beacon Drive & go one mile and thru the AYC gate.

At the clubhouse parking lot, turn right toward the water and find the 2nd ramp on the left (near the blue wind sock). Drive down around to the water's edge. Park & Lock. Find the far Left Dock.

We are at the LEFT DOCK, 4th boat on the left (green sail cover)

If lost, call Hector[masked]-8463. Welcome Aboard!

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  • Hector L.

    Our Meetup was excellent with three sailors aboard.
    Sailing 26 ft. Banshee, our race started at 7:05 and we rigged up just in time to start. We killed the motor and headed to the first mark, which is just inside the Cypress Creek, AKA the Dead Zone. High cliffs make the winds shifty. We rounded our first mark and headed for LCRA channel mark #4, which is toward the dam. So far so good.

    Suddenly a wind shift caught us and the boat did a full loop the loop. We will need to watch the wind a little better and hold the tiller firmly to keep the boat in control.

    Faster boats passed us and we watched them turn at the mark and deploy their spinnaker sails. We rounded the mark well, still ahead of lots of other boats and headed down to Starnes Island and the final racing mark.

    We took some sunset photos of boats returning to home base, turned around and headed for home!

    1 · July 14, 2013

  • Sara C.

    How many people do you have room for

    July 9, 2013

    • Hector L.

      This boat is 26 feet and races with a crew of four or five. At the July 4 raft up we had seven aboard.

      July 11, 2013

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