To get from Baby Beach out to the ocean, Robert is going to have to tack out through a very narrow and congested channel. (Dana Point Harbor is a major So. California marina for large and small sail and powerboats.)
(Check it out on google earth) channel.
The width of the Rio L will help in the light wind. (It may be 15 mph out at the entrance, but it's almost never that windy back at the base of the cove at Baby Beach).
With a larger sail (he will eventually want an 8.5 m2 or larger rig) he will be able to sail out to the wind.
My suggestion would be to get a yearly pass to Doheny State Beach and launch from there.
The boat traffic is not going to be real happy with Robert tacking out the main channel from Baby Beach in the upper inland corner of the harbor.
Last edited by Roger; 7th May 2012 at 02:23 AM.