Sailing in Austin, TX – WooHoo!


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Austin Yacht Club on Lake Travis

It’s been a while since I’ve sailed.

My last sailing venture was at Roatan, one of the Bay Islands off of Honduras, and that didn’t actually include much sailing because their appeal for crew was really just an appeal for a wallet.

But today I got to sail in the Beer Can Races at the Austin Yacht Club, on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas, USA.

“Sailing in Austin?”— some people have asked, surprised.

Yep! Austin, Texas doesn’t have ocean, but it does have Lake Travis. And, in summer the lake is warm and inviting for swimming too. (Unfortunately, it’s about 53′ less of a lake now than “normal” due to dry spells and water use — but those boats still able to launch still get to enjoy it.)

So today promised to be the first of a lot of sailing for me for the next month while I get to call Austin, “home.”

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