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Thread: Wooden boats or good places to sail/skiff camp in Kansas City

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    Default Wooden boats or good places to sail/skiff camp in Kansas City

    I'm moving in a week and a half from San Diego to Leavenworth, KS. Anyone know of any wooden boat activity or small boat activity or organizations in the Kansas City area? I have an 18' crabbing skiff I sail in San Diego currently. I'm trailering it to KS. I appreciate anything anyone may know of in the Kansas City area. Thanks.
    -Chris

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    Default Re: Wooden boats or good places to sail/skiff camp in Kansas City

    Hi, Chris.

    I think there's some sailing on Lake Jacomo, in the KC area. Not sure how much wooden boat sailing, probably more like production dinghy racing, from pics I've seen online.

    Two hours south of KC, there's great sailing at Stockton Lake. It's consistently windy and we have had regular messabouts there the past three Julys (and Octobers). Next one is July 7-9, at Crabtree Cove Public Use Area. Come down if you can. Gene Berry is the unofficial host. He lives the closest, so it's stuck on him. I live in Springfield, MO. About an hour from Stockton. I'll post a few links to pics from previous years.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/122352...7645728320893/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/122352...7655396532848/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/122352...7659690209916/

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/122352...7671049770643/


    Trevor Akin
    Springfield, MO

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    Default Re: Wooden boats or good places to sail/skiff camp in Kansas City

    Lake Perry has three yacht clubs and will be closest, easy for you to get to. Near Stockton in Central MO is Lake of the Ozarks a non corp on Engineers giant lake with lots of towns, resorts on it. I think the closest Woodenboat gatherings are in Oklahoma. Lake Jacomo and Lake Shawnee in Topeka have regular sailing weekly and are nice small lakes convenient to urban stuff. Smithville North of Kansas City may be close to you and has sailing, just haven't been there.
    "Never get out of the boat." Apocalypse (Then)

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    Default Re: Wooden boats or good places to sail/skiff camp in Kansas City

    Lake of the Ozarks can be pretty dirty and filled with large powerboats with drunken partiers and heavy wakes. Since it isn't a corp lake, people have built right to the water's edge. That includes septic systems. My grandparents had two houses on that lake when I was younger and now that I've been to plenty of other area lakes, I would skip that one, altogether.

    The Sail Oklahoma Messabout is where our Stockton Lake Messabouts were dreamed up. It's on Lake Eufaula in October. There is a Yahoo Group dedicated to both the SailOK and Stockton events. Same group, both messabouts. Mostly the same people in attendance. The SailOK one is bigger, though.

    Trevor

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