Tami, Darrell and Ted had a good time learning to sail in October 2004. The weather was rainy with thick clouds, but we saw a little blue sky Sunday afternoon.
I stayed at Twin Points Resort near the dam at the end of Ten Mile Bridge Road. Twin Points needed a facelift, it was their off season and had yet to finish their winter maintenance. They have a good swimming beach and fishing docks. Nice shady camp and picnic areas with hot showers and a cafe that's open in the summer. RV spots with hookups, and part of the resort is dedicated to full time RV'ers
The boat ramp is really not made for sailboats as it's surrounded by trees and phone lines, but I was able to launch the Flying Scot by going to the ramp first and then stepping the mast.
After launch, this is the way to the lake from the ramp. Kinda fun sailing out against the wind, as I don't use a motor. Yes, it was tight! At the end of this cove it makes a sharp left and gets even tighter. That's where we hit bottom and learned not to try this with the centerboard all the way down. There are some spots only a couple feet deep there
On Sunday we went to Harbor One Marina (shown), which was a bit classier with real docks with mostly sailboats, good boat ramp, and a sports bar atmosphere in the restaurant. Harbor One is way back the cove just northeast of the dam and well protected.
On Saturday we ate at Augies, right by the floodgates. We were able to tie up to the fishing dock. Couldn't get to the regular dock because of the lines overhead. Good food and reasonable prices, live music and open all year.
The Ft. Worth Boat Club was having their Ol' Man of the Sea regatta, Here's Harms Way getting ready before the start. This J109 took 2nd place in their class, just one point behind an Olson 29.