We will be sailing Lake Travis on my Pearson 30, named Old School. She is a fine example of a classic sailboat. We will see the sunset and spend time sailing at night, stargazing. I'm also bringing wine, rum and some delicious boat food! After getting your items stowed away and a safety briefing, we will spend 5 minutes motoring into the body of the lake. Once in open water, we will hoist a sail or two and go as fast or slow as the wind allows. If there is no wind, we will go for a leisurely boat ride. Coming back, we will follow the main channel of the lake, guided by the lighted buoys and local knowledge. Trust me, there is nothing like the sound of a sailboat at night. It can be peaceful or more lively- but either way it is a special experience. And we can’t forget the moon and stars. The lake is far enough from the bright lights of Austin to get a much better view of the heavens. With a smartphone, we are all astronomers! With a full moon, the light is amazing on deck. To keep this intimate and comfortable, I am limiting to 4 guests by default. However, I reserve the right to take 5 or 6 and will be inclined to do so if its from one or two groups.
I have sailed Lake Travis for 15 years and my sailing experience includes bareboat charters in Croatia, British Virgin Islands and St. Martin. I learned to sail on this boat and have done all the maintenance since I bought her. For years, my family and friends have enjoyed sunsets and night sailing on Lake Travis. Lake Travis fluctuates dramatically in depth, with flood and drought, so you want to do this with someone who knows the lake very well.
Fresh fruit, charcuterie, cheese, crackers and things like that. Boat bites that stand the test of time.
Water, soft drinks, white wine and rum for cocktails.
30’ boat & safety equipment. Cooler, ice, coolies. Noodles for floating when its warm.
We will be sailing on beautiful Lake Travis, in the vicinity of Starnes Island, Windy Point and Mansfield Dam.
If you have a favorite drink or snack, feel free to bring it. No red wine.
We will sail unless we have a rare event where it is not safe or pouring rain. Respect fellow guests and plan to arrive a few minutes early. I may take up to 6. Message me.
Sails, Sunsets and Stars on Travis!