Monday, December 16, 2013

Sailing On Richland Chambers Lake

Yes it has been cold, cold and water sports, apart from duck hunting, are not necessarily the first thing that comes to mind. So here is a reminder.  This is picture of some Richland Chambers Lake residents enjoying a sailing cruise on the the 3rd largest lake in the state. While it is not the open ocean, Richland Chambers Lake offers good opportunities for sailors to stretch out and enjoy an inland lake cruise.
The Richland arm of the lake has a pretty good area for sailing. From the center of the 'Y' to the damn is mostly clear of timber, about 6 1/2 to 7 miles long and at its widest a little more than 3 miles. Winds in the summer are pretty consistent at about 8-15 mph and the lake is always relatively uncrowded.
The Northshore Marina has good protected sailboat slips for lease with adequate water depths and is centrally located for easy access by land and from the water.
My best estimate is there are about 20-25 sailboats around the lake.
So get ready, warm weather will be here soon.

1 comment:

  1. Sail Boat slip rental at RC? Who has them and what are the rates?