It's hidden away in the industrial heart of the Sacramento metropolitan area behind chain link fences, beneath looming grain elevators and under towering seaport cranes. Yes, Sacramento, 80 miles inland from the coast has a deepwater port. But the secret is the oasis of calm in a backwater of the port's turning basin shared by two rowing clubs and a sailing club.
|Lake Washington Sailing Club|
|Rowers depart as the sailors arrive.|
|A thistle on the hoist, and a Lido in the water|
|I've heard it said that when in a power boat you are going somewhere; when in a sailboat you're already there. |
|Not the America's Cup, but nearly as intensely fought, and so much more real|
Looks like it was a beautiful day for sailing! How did Sharlet like being taken to the water again?ReplyDelete
Sharlet did great, although she needs a new, full-spec daggerboard, rather than her restored and shortened one. But the skipper ... lets just say that the ability to quickly make the myriad adjustments needed to keep a racing dinghy sailing on course and at peak efficiency are quite rusty. But it was great fun feeling and catching the light breezes and chatting with the other sailors, and seeing that dinghy sailing is still alive and well. It's a great sport. And I am so glad there is Sunday to recover.Delete
That is a wonderful looking place.ReplyDelete
My daughter lives in Sacramento and goes rowing quite often. She's never mentioned where or even if she goes here or knows of the place.
Could be Lake Natomas, another rowing hot spot.Delete