Where to learn? SF Bay Area

Where to learn? SF Bay Area

Post by Bradley Shanno » Wed, 27 May 1998 04:00:00


Hello,

I've wanted to take a beginner lesson for some time, and have a couple
of days when I go to SAnta Cruz for a wedding.

Can you suggest an inland location with moderate winds and prices
where an absolute beginner can learn?


Thanks for your help.

Brad  

 
 
 

Where to learn? SF Bay Area

Post by Martin Franke » Wed, 27 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Can you suggest an inland location with moderate winds and prices
> where an absolute beginner can learn?

Shoreline Lake in Mountain View.  Take the Shoreline Blvd exit from 101,
follow Shoreline toward the bay, all the way to the end.  You need to
sign up in advance for lessons though.  The outfit is Spinnaker Sailing.
The lessons & equipment aren't bad.  Bring booties.

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Where to learn? SF Bay Area

Post by Gil Wooll » Wed, 27 May 1998 04:00:00


Brad,

I'd suggest Shoreline Park in Mountain View.
It is about 50 miles North of Santa Cruz. It is
a lake located in the Baylands of SF Bay but
there are no buildings nearby, so the wind is
somewhat less gusty than most lakes I've
sailed.

Years ago, my first daughter-in-law took
lessons there and this past weekend my
second daughter-in-law took lessons there.

I think they have good equipment for the
purpose and people move on from beginning
there to shortboarding on the bay.

Gil Woolley

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Where to learn? SF Bay Area

Post by Edward A William » Wed, 27 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Hello,

> I've wanted to take a beginner lesson for some time, and have a couple
> of days when I go to SAnta Cruz for a wedding.

> Can you suggest an inland location with moderate winds and prices
> where an absolute beginner can learn?


> Thanks for your help.

> Brad

   Lake Del Valle in Livermore has a good beginner program and a nice
location.
 
 
 

Where to learn? SF Bay Area

Post by benKauf.. » Thu, 28 May 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
> I've wanted to take a beginner lesson for some time, and have a couple
> of days when I go to SAnta Cruz for a wedding.

> Can you suggest an inland location with moderate winds and prices
> where an absolute beginner can learn?


> Thanks for your help.

> Brad  

Brad,

The only place I know in SF is the San Francisco school of windsurfing
which teaches at Candlestick ... opps, I mean 3Com Park.  They may also
have another location.  

Unfortunately,  I do not have their number.

Ben

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 - 05/27/98

 
 
 

Where to learn? SF Bay Area

Post by Eyes4Hi » Fri, 29 May 1998 04:00:00


Quote:
> I've wanted to take a beginner lesson for some time, and have a couple
> of days when I go to SAnta Cruz for a wedding.

> Can you suggest an inland location with moderate winds and prices
> where an absolute beginner can learn?


> Thanks for your help.

> Brad  

A few miles north of San Francisco is Larkspur where you can get good beginner
lessons from Cort Larned Windsurfing (www.larnedwindsurf.com) or I believe from
ABK Sports (www.abksports.com) who are more famous for their great 3 and 4 day
camps. The wind blows somewhat onshore, so the worst thing that can happen to
you is you wash up on the grounds of San Quentin Prison and make new friends
from diverse and interesting backgrounds.

Peter

 
 
 

Where to learn? SF Bay Area

Post by Xracerx2 » Fri, 29 May 1998 04:00:00

Court also has a school in Alameda.  The ABK camps would be are really good but
chances are they won't correspond with the time you are here.  But, I would
check.  Also, in the Berkeley Marina you can take lessons out of Cal
Adventures.

 
 
 

Where to learn? SF Bay Area

Post by John Frazie » Sat, 30 May 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> Court also has a school in Alameda.  The ABK camps would be are really good but
> chances are they won't correspond with the time you are here.  But, I would
> check.  Also, in the Berkeley Marina you can take lessons out of Cal
> Adventures.

Once you get sick of Cal Adventures you can go next door and join the Cal sailing club and
use the same Revo boards for almost free and as you get better we have better rigs for you
to try. although the teaching is sparse so you have to ask a lot for advise or learn it
for yourself. Or if you haven't been out in 10-15 years and you are just dying to sail a
pan am again we have 2 for ya (hey I had a good time on it one day{not a no nose board,
about 10 feet of nose flyin in front of you if you can get it planing).
$45 and 2 hours of work for 3 mos