Sailing: Beer Can Race on Lake Travis; Everyone Drives!

Sailing Plan: You drive the boat as we sail across the lake, learning to steer, tacking as needed. Then we will join or watch the informal BEER CAN RACE with Spinnakers. We will finish near Starnes Island and watch our Texas sunset. Then we begin night sailing; navigating by the stars and landmarks! Finally we will drop our sails and motor safely to our harbor dock.  Optional:  Hamburger dinner $5 with the sailors under the clubhouse after the races, BYOB.

Notes: Bring a small FLASHLIGHT or headlamp to find your way off the dock and back to your car.

Extra Slots often open at noon on the day before Meetup; so please sign up for the wait list.


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

Bathroom Break: Take one before this two hour cruise. A good place is our bath house under the Clubhouse, beyond the metal steps.

Bring your Camera, sun protection, sunglasses, sneakers, drinks, snack. FLASHLIGHT!

Office Staff: Please do not bother our office staff.

Directions to Austin Yacht Club: Find Ranch Road 620.  Go south to the dam and one mile beyond to the traffic light.  Turn right on Hudson Bend Road & go ONE mile only! (small grocery store). Turn right on Beacon Drive & go one mile and thru the AYC gate.

At the clubhouse parking lot, turn right toward the water. (park by the playground if you need the bathroom). Then drive down to 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.

    Summary: A very quiet night with few reservations, but we sailed anyway with two new club members Blake and Shawna.
    Rick was buzzing on the Hobi 18 and got to speak with the sheriff. Good thing he has proper lights.
    Cindy is our excellent crew chief, taking us out past the hazard markers and back again safely for a dark night docking. Excellent work Cindy! Winds from the SW gentle and great for beginners.

    August 10, 2013

  • Clarke R

    Oops, forgot I had another committment.

    August 1, 2013

  • Rick A.

    Hector, I'm sailing the Hobie Friday night, see you down there.

    August 1, 2013

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