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Sailing in Gainesville #201306
01/26/10 10:09 AM
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My crew is getting transffered to Gainsville. Is there any location for cat/moth/dingy racing in that area?


Ryan
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Re: Sailing in Gainesville [Re: Twister] #201322
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Gainesville --- as in University of ... FLORIDA?

If so, not sure of the local scene in Gainesville .... the two closest sailing clubs are both about 90 - 100 minute drive

Rudder Club -- Jacksonville, FL
Lk Eustis Sailing Center -- Lake Eustis, FL


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Re: Sailing in Gainesville [Re: Twister] #201328
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Originally Posted by Twister
My crew is getting transffered to Gainsville. Is there any location for cat/moth/dingy racing in that area?


Florida or Georgia?

We live near Gainesville Florida. There are lots of places within two hours but only one lake that is suitable, Lake Santa Fe near Waldo.

There is an old landing there where you can keep a boat or launch for a small fee. There used to be a very active Prindle fleet but all of that is gone now.

Best group to sail with is at Dunedin but that is 2.5 hours. Jax has some activity and the Mug Race. Best ocean beach is just North of St. Augustine inlet. You can still drive onto the beach and launch right in the surf just like we could almost everywhere in the seventies. No racing there though. Eustis has a club and several regattas each year.



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Re: Sailing in Gainesville [Re: tback] #201329
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Florida.


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Re: Sailing in Gainesville [Re: Twister] #201331
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Re: Sailing in Gainesville [Re: pgp] #201333
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Originally Posted by pgp


Gulfport is the best club for cat racing in Central Florida ... HOWEVER, you'll find it to be 2.5 hr drive from Gainesville.


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Re: Sailing in Gainesville [Re: tback] #201334
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Originally Posted by tback
Originally Posted by pgp


Gulfport is the best club for cat racing in Central Florida ... HOWEVER, you'll find it to be 2.5 hr drive from Gainesville.


It's a 2 hour trip one way for us and it's worth it.


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Re: Sailing in Gainesville [Re: Twister] #201358
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Whoa, Whoa, Whoa. We have 6 A-cats on Lake Santa Fe, mast up storage. We go zooming out at least every other weekend all winter, testing speed, tacking etc.... 3 1/10 boats were out in 14-25kn last Sunday, warm & sunny. But it was way too puffy. We washed a Marstrom 3 times in 1 1/2 hours, then came in to stop the 4th boat from coming out. The waves build up in the 3 miles of fetch leading to pitchpoling--- well at least the A2 guy was worried.

No other racing at all. But it is a Great sailing venue. Room for many many more. One small marina on the lake very near to our lot has cheap mast up storage. No Hobies or P boats have been seen for years: I am the last still-breathing Hobie Fleet 153 member AFAIK.


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Re: Sailing in Gainesville [Re: dacarls] #201361
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Hey Twister- Time to sell the F18 and buy the A Cat you been talking about.

Fred

Re: Sailing in Gainesville [Re: dacarls] #201362
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Originally Posted by dacarls
Whoa, Whoa, Whoa. We have 6 A-cats on Lake Santa Fe, mast up storage.
No other racing at all. But it is a Great sailing venue. Room for many many more. One small marina on the lake very near to our lot has cheap mast up storage. No Hobies or P boats have been seen for years: I am the last still-breathing Hobie Fleet 153 member AFAIK.


I knew you were in Gainesville Dave, but I didn't realize you were still sailing at Sante Fe.

Are you talking Buddie's Landing? 6 A-Cats? OMG.

I guess I will have to get back on my A-Cat quest.


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Re: Sailing in Gainesville [Re: fredsmith] #201386
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The F18 is for sale. Probably going to sail it this summer while its for sale then look for something.


Ryan
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Re: Sailing in Gainesville [Re: Twister] #201391
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Bring your Dart 18. There's quite a few in Central Florida. Great shallow water boat! (Cedar Key, Dunedin, etc...)

On a second thought, don't bring it unless you have a title for it.

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Re: Sailing in Gainesville [Re: David Parker] #201392
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On a second thought, don't bring it unless you have a title for it.


oh dear. Should I be inquiring as to how to acquire a title for mine?

Re: Sailing in Gainesville [Re: ThunderMuffin] #201398
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Originally Posted by Undecided
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On a second thought, don't bring it unless you have a title for it.


oh dear. Should I be inquiring as to how to acquire a title for mine?



Yes. The forum topic died down but the law definitely changed to required title, registration, and bow numbers on ALL sailboats in Florida. It's just a question of time until enforcement begins. It wouldn't hurt to be ready.

Re: Sailing in Gainesville [Re: David Parker] #201400
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Thats going to be ... very... difficult.

Re: Sailing in Gainesville [Re: ThunderMuffin] #201404
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Dave,
I thought that was all worked out where the title was not required, or was that the registration. I'm so confused. When was the last time you were asked for a title while sailing? Now back to sailing in Gainsville?


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Re: Sailing in Gainesville [Re: ThunderMuffin] #201407
01/27/10 11:02 AM
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Originally Posted by Undecided
Thats going to be ... very... difficult.


Tad,

I'm pretty sure you can get a SC title with only a bill of sale. I need to do that for TL so I can be legal in FL. I'll let you know how that works out.

Dave, thanks for reminding me.


BTW, I never did find those blank MSOs.


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Re: Sailing in Gainesville [Re: Mugrace72] #201410
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Jack: that'd be great if I lived in SC! smile

I'll have to find out what the rule is in Georgia.

Re: Sailing in Gainesville [Re: Jeff_Bowers] #201426
01/27/10 12:14 PM
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Originally Posted by Jeff_Bowers
Dave,
I thought that was all worked out where the title was not required, or was that the registration. I'm so confused. When was the last time you were asked for a title while sailing? Now back to sailing in Gainsville?


Jeff, nothing has been worked out..

Law has ALWAYS required all boats (with exceptions) be titled (but never checked)
the law recently was changed to all boats over 16 be registered. (used to be 20)
I don’t think we have to have numbers on our cats…

no one has been asked or ticketed to date

Dunedin passed a law last year that you can only leave your boat on the beach 2 nights a week (w/$100 permit). to date.. no permits issued, no tickets either

the worries are that we are ticketed/towed/confiscated when we leave our cats on the beach for the weekend.

Last edited by andrewscott; 01/27/10 12:18 PM.

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