Thanks for stopping by my website.  This is a non-commercial site devoted to sailing in Central Texas and all opinions are my own (unless otherwise specified).    If you would like to contribute content or if you have questions, please send me email by clicking

One of the most popular pages on my site is dedicated to the Catalina 250.  Click HERE to browse the information I have gathered on this well-equipped "trailersailer".

And don't miss all the information I have on the STUFF page . . . including often-asked-for rental & sail training information, popular sailing destinations, sailing lore and legend, astronomical information and much more.

Mark Melchior
Catalina 250 "Lorelei" #384


Visit my new and improved on-line discussion forums to get answers to those nagging questions or to share your knowledge of the local sailing scene.  The new format is MUCH IMPROVED!

Click Here to visit the Sailor's Forum

Coastal Marine Forecast (by zone)
North American Surface Analysis (06Z)

Sea State Analysis (12Z)
Tropical Infrared Satellite Imagery

These are a couple of great weather links.  Don't forget to look over the others on the Links page.

  LCRA River Report 
[including lake levels for all Highland lakes]

  LCRA Weather Discussion 
[provided by the LCRA's own meteorologist, Bob Rose]

Aerial photo of Travis is now available [large file:  316kb]  Look for that promising cove to anchor overnight.
Historical Lake Travis Water Level Chart

Harbor House Web Cam
Stewart Beach Web Cam (Galveston Island)
Panama Canal Web Cam


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"In a powerboat, you get there in a hurry . . . in a sailboat, you are already there."