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    Default Sss raid

    A RAID is a voyage, "In company", usually in small boats, which are propelled by sail and oar. Distances are usually something in the 50-150 miles range with the R2AK kind of being in another league. In theory, pedal-powered boats should be legit as well, but NO MOTORS...except for maybe the ONE escort boat. "Small" means one or two aboard and the idea really is that the boats are beach-able camp-cruiser-types.

    Who would be interested in a RAID type event up the Delta? Figure on maybe a 3-day get-together that could cover 50-70 miles, say from Benicia to Stockton or something like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanH View Post
    A RAID is a voyage ....
    I'm waaaaiting. 38.114970, -121.622802

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    Count me in!

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    Small boat with no motor... Paul Kamen took his El Toro to the delta... guess my Laser would do the trick too (and make for an easy trip home with trailer in tow). First night Benicia? Second night maybe Owl? Finish at Stockton?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JimQuanci View Post
    Small boat with no motor... Paul Kamen took his El Toro to the delta... guess my Laser would do the trick too (and make for an easy trip home with trailer in tow). First night Benicia? Second night maybe Owl? Finish at Stockton?
    That's the idea.... I figure if we got, say...six people to commit, and one "chase" boat, it'd be worth it.

    I'm surreptitiously scanning Craigslist....
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    Quote Originally Posted by AlanH View Post
    That's the idea.... I figure if we got, say...six people to commit, and one "chase" boat, it'd be worth it.

    I'm surreptitiously scanning Craigslist....
    Count me in. I have a Holder 14 which would be perfect for a raid. Where would we start?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike cunningham View Post
    Count me in. I have a Holder 14 which would be perfect for a raid. Where would we start?
    Depends on whether folks want to do a three-day or a four day. I'm thinking three sailing days of about 20-25 miles a day..

    Here's an example...just an example.

    Day One:Early start from Benicia or Martinez....sail to Big Break.
    Driving from Martinez to Big Break is 26 miles according to Bing maps, and the road is more or less parallel to the water route.

    Day Two: Big Break to Owl Harbor? Could go right up the river or via Dutch Slough, Bethel Island and Franks Tract, but that would mean a mile to windward at the end..

    Day Three: Owl Harbor to Stockton..should be downwind the whole way.
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    It sounds like we have a tentative four...

    Ants with one of his flotilla..
    Jim Quanci with his laser
    Mike Cunningham with his Holder 14
    Me with I dunno what, now that I've sold the skerry.....but I'll get something...or build an Oz Goose or something...

    Two more?
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    I s'pose I could take the piper! This would provide motivation to get the boat going quicker!
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    Sept 13-14-15 (Fri-Sat-Sun) would have the right tides... flooding much of the day... though maybe too soon.

    Another stray thought is a "test run"... join the Vallejo 1-2 this October - just for the trip to Vallejo. If something goes amiss, plenty of "good company" (though having to lean on a magnanimous singlehanded racer to bail one out might be a bad idea). Or if you want to get real strange... first day Vallejo (sleep on a friendly Vallejo 1-2 boat)... second day Napa (welcome party at my Napa Bungalow a short walk from the Napa Yacht Club :-)). There is a boat ramp right next to the Napa Yacht Club... a significant other wouldn't mind hanging in Napa for our arrival.

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