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Old Apr 23, 2015, 11:31 AM
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Where to live in the USA to sail a lot

For a little fun.

If a person wanted to live in a part of the USA that has a lot of RC sailing where would you go to live? I am sick of living in cold weather and may move to a warmer climate, but where? I am long time retired so the more sailing the better.

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Naples, Florida-They seem to sail a lot during the winter, do they sail much in the summer?

Pacific Northwest-They seem to sail year round, although some of the winter sailing is a test of a human's ability to stand chilly, rainy weather.

San Diego-I don't know.

San Francisco area-I have seen that the they race IOM's and ODOM's , is that every week. Is there more?

LA- I don't know

Arizona-I don't know

Midwest-Detroit seems to sail a lot in their very short summer.

Texas-DF and Victoria's but not every week? And spread out quite a bit.

Marblehead-Marbleheads and EC12's but how often and only for a few months?

I am thinking year round and lot's of choices of designs, where is that in this rather large country

Others???
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Old Apr 23, 2015, 11:47 AM
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San Diego - they have a great sailing pond - year round climate - active club - and a number of active classes, such as ODOM, IOM, Soling 50, Santa Barbara.

I get to visit and sail there about once a year and enjoy it.

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Old Apr 23, 2015, 12:02 PM
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San Diego - Mission Bay boat pond.

You can sail 365 days a year...
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Do things like taxes, natural disasters, general economic health or degree of nanny state matter in the decision? There's a lot of states with decent year-round weather. It's snowing here today.
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Old Apr 23, 2015, 12:38 PM
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florida

there are more boats in FL then in most of the rest of the us.
I am down about 5 months a year and sail 6 days a week with 2 clubs.
if you wanted you could sail 7 days a week twice a day.
summer is slower on the east coast and taxes and home costs are
in line with a retiree pension and social security incomes.
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Old Apr 23, 2015, 01:49 PM
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Do things like taxes, natural disasters, general economic health or degree of nanny state matter in the decision? .
None at all, I'm talking sailing.

Does San Diego sail that much? I have seen pictures of the pond and know the history of it being made just for model yachting but do they actually race that often there, other than their Race Week. What is the name of the club and do they have a schedule to view?

I just found this, http://www.ibextrax.com/, now this is what I am talking about. But it is all IOM, I guess it would be a good excuse to get another one.

Winter in Florida is quite likely the winner, I like the idea of being able to sail every day if the urge strikes. I suppose it is due to all the snowbirds being down there. Club name to view calendar.
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Old Apr 23, 2015, 01:55 PM
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Good topic! You mentioned being tired of the cold, so I would suggest if moving to Washington you'll still be sailing in the cold, plus a lot of rainy weather. Please know I love Washington and Oregon, but for me there are too many rainy & cloudy days. That is of course why they are such beautiful places Both states are favorite places for us on our motorhome travels.

I'd suggest the obvious, Southern Ca. or consider a few parts of Arizona that can provide the climate and sailing opportunities you seek. I have lived in So. Ca. most of my life, and had vacation property in Arizona. I know there are some affordable places in Arizona, but not so much in So. Ca. (unless you look some less populated areas.) You can look up the clubs in both places to see what kind of boats are being sailed in each of the active clubs.

About 3 years ago I moved to an amazing place called Temecula, which has become one of the top wine producing areas in the Nation. We live in the "Wine Country" area and have to say this has been the best decision we have made concerning where to retire. NO SMOG! Old Town, numerous major casinos, golf, dinning - it's all here and it is still affordable!

Here's a little tease for you. Take a look at a few of the videos - the first video is an overview -& gives you a good sense of why we love it here.
http://www.temeculawines.org/videos/

We have a few good places to sail, but no clubs yet. I have some buddies I sail with and would luv to be able to get a sailing club started here.

Posted a few pictures of one of the lakes we can use called "Harveston Lake" and a couple of the valley.

Google Temecula - should be on your list of places to consider.

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Old Apr 23, 2015, 03:16 PM
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Saying you can sail "365days" at the San Diego Model Yacht Pond is overstating quite a bit. They have once a month points races and periodic "special" regattas. The sail group has to share the pond with the scale and power groups. Their website is here www.sandiegoargonauts.com

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Posted a few pictures of one of the lakes we can use called "Harveston Lake"

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Is "Harveston Lake" open to the general public or is it only for the homeowners to use? Do they actually allow R/C sailboats or is it one of those places that they look the other way? I always wondered if there was a sailboat friendly lake in the Temecula area. I wondered about the lake in the park on Rancho California Road just east of the 15.

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Old Apr 23, 2015, 05:52 PM
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There are other clubs in SoCal other than San Diego. They sail in Irvine at mason park pretty regularly.
Sfmyc probably has one of the most diverse selection of boats. They sail Rc and vane from March through October. They sail pretty much every weekend. This coming weekend has star 45's on Saturday and vane 36r on Sunday.
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Old Apr 23, 2015, 08:25 PM
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Boomer,

Is "Harveston Lake" open to the general public or is it only for the homeowners to use? Do they actually allow R/C sailboats or is it one of those places that they look the other way? I always wondered if there was a sailboat friendly lake in the Temecula area. I wondered about the lake in the park on Rancho California Road just east of the 15.

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Most of the fellows I have sailed with there don't live in the Harveston community, and no one has ever mentioned or asked us if we were residents.
Think they actually like us sailing there

The lake (duck pond) at RC Road is ok to sail on, and has good wind conditions, but there are a lot of ducks and mud hens around there certain times of the year, at those times it isn't fun to walk around or try to sail, if you get my drift. It is a very nice lake but the ducks and mud hens can make a nice place very messy

I also sail at the RV resort (Rancho California RV Resort) but that is private - so
access is limited to owners. Great place to sail -

There is another HOA lake not far from the Duck Pond that would make a great place. Trying to locate a resident that might like to learn to sail.

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Looks like there's some coots in there.
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Old Apr 23, 2015, 10:54 PM
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Seattle. There is a huge group here and many different classes of boats being sailed. At any given day the IOM group will get 15 or more boats at a regatta. The T-37 guys get that many or more. The Victoria fleet is also growing. With the drought in California many of the lakes may not be there in 10 years. The weather differences between southern CA and WA are about 15 to 20 degrees so when its 105 in San Diego its only 85 in WA.
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I also have to recommend San Diego - Mission Bay area.
We spent 2 weeks there in Dec 2011 and weather was fabulous.
This is where I fell into the RC sailing addiction when a member of the Argonauts handed me his transmitter and let me race his IOM for a couple of races.
We also visited Temecula in 2009 and I have to say Boomer lives in a beautiful community. It is less than an hour away from SD so you can sail in either location.
Then there is a group of Soling sailors in Palm Springs that sail twice weekly at the Sky Valley RV park.
So I'd have to say southern California has much to offer in the way of RC sailing groups and ponds.
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Looks like there's some coots in there.
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I thought coots where the same as mud hens. I do know they are of little value to the planet.
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