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Pepper Park Boat Launch Ramp

150 Goesno Place · National City, CA

How to find us

Take I-5 to National City, go West on Bay Marina Drive and go about a mile then turn left at Tidelands Ave. and go all the way to the end of Goesno Place and park as close to the East side of the boat launch ramp and walk down the ramp to the boat.

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I know this is very short notice but the winds were in the 15 to 20 knot range and the temp was around 70 degrees yesterday. Ideal conditions for a post-Thanksgiving sail!

And if your family has gone back to their homes on the East coast (along with the rain and cold) and you have any leftovers that are still edible, it's time to bring your leftovers and join us for a sail! And, if you want to burn off some Thanksgiving calories, we'll be exercising on the foredeck to some hoppin' tunes while under sail (JK)!

It's also always a good idea to bring a bathing suit and towel because if the winds are steady and strong, we might anchor and fly the spinnaker! (I also have several wetsuits for those that might want to use them).

Follow the directions to the map below to THE BOAT LAUNCH RAMP at Pepper Park in National City:

Park in the vehicle parking spaces and not the long trailer spaces and bring all your stuff and walk toward the left side of the boat launch ramp (as viewed from land) and walk down the ramp to the floating dock, as shown on the picture as a yellow circle.

The plan is to pick everyone up at Pepper Park in National City (Study and follow the instructions on the map). The boat will be there by 10:30 AM for boarding and if you plan to be there at 10:15, you won't be late and hold everyone else up that is on time. It's ok to be early but don't be late or you'll miss the boat!

Read the following directions and instructions carefully and completely

Carry a clean or unworn pair of white bottomed shoes or non-marking boat shoes to wear on the boat. Wear a SEPARATE pair of street shoes or flip flops (that may get wet), to walk to the boat and plan to leave them in a bin kept on the boat. Dark soled and street shoes leave track marks and bring dirt onto the boat and will not be allowed. However, if you prefer to go barefoot like I do, just leave your shoes in the bin and step aboard!

Safety/orientation briefing for the entire group starts after everyone is aboard and we'll depart after the briefing is over. Everybody must attend the safety/orientation briefing in order to sail.

Please bring something to eat, drink or share since there will be time between training sessions to relax and enjoy the sail. There is a large salon table where we can lay out all food items and there will be a cooler with ice to keep drinks cold. There is no restriction on alcohol quantity or type except red wine is only allowed in the cockpit, not in the salon. There is also a full head on the boat so you don't have to "hold" it the whole time.

It is best to also dress in layers as it may be cooler if the wind picks up and if the wind slows, you can always peel off layers as it can be warmer in the sun

All of my sails are free but a donation jar will be made available should you wish to contribute.

Captain Jack

Please note that you will be required to sign a Release of Liability waiver in order to participate in this sail