Albany Bulb/ Race Track Beach update status

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Albany Bulb/ Race Track Beach update status

Postby Tony Soprano » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:14 am

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Albany Bulb / Race track status.
Construction may start in August. The beach area should partially re-open by the end of this year. The new parking lot and “open area” will remain a construction zone for the Bay Trail work which will continue into fall of 2019. The beach, new restrooms and overlook will all be accessible during this period."
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Re: Albany Bulb/ Race Track Beach update status

Postby unichi » Thu Aug 23, 2018 11:22 am

Does this mean it will be kitable during all of construction? Any guidelines for where to launch and land?
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Re: Albany Bulb/ Race Track Beach update status

Postby amir » Fri Aug 24, 2018 5:54 pm

The beach is technically closed. I've used the dark blue as the safest most direct location to enter water, but others have used the beach slightly south. Launching from orange zone doesn't put kite in roadway down the hill and provides more space for issues and avoiding the pier and light pole when entering/exiting the water.

Some people continue to use the beach in fenced zone at low tide, but we don't want to disturb or interfere with construction at any time. Kiters have put in significant effort to make the new design kiting compatible!

Booties recommended.

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Re: Albany Bulb/ Race Track Beach update status

Postby unichi » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:10 pm

thanks for the illustration.

I went out last Thursday and took the light blue way out, not the easiest launch, but it worked. I might try the purple route soon.
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