5rd Annual Duckworks Messabout
May 5-6, 2007 - Magnolia Beach, Texas


For those of you who live in the South Texas area, or who don't mind traveling a bit, we are announcing our fifth annual messabout. This location is ideal for this event. We found out about it from our friends Charlie and Laura who came to our very first messabout and again last year.

Magnolia Beach is a small community on Matagorda Bay just southeast of Port Lavaca Texas. There is a county park near the community which is not well known, but is clean and pleasant and perfect for a messabout. Camping is allowed as are bonfires (imagine that!)

The picture above was taken on a recent trip to the area. There is a long row of these blue pavilions with picnic tables and grills. There is also a decent toilet. The beach is crushed shell which is cleaner than sand and doesn't stick to your feet as badly.

The beach is perfect for sailing - it drops off to an average depth of four feet or so in the first bit. The wind is usually blowing directly across the beach for broad reaching out and back in again. There are some islands in the bay to explore and lots of room to sail or paddle. There is also an excellent ramp for trailer boats. No fee is charged.

We had planned to have Watertribe Point Series races but those were cancelled at the last minute so some of the guys are having informal races instead. There is more about that HERE. And of course we will have our traditional pot luck supper Saturday night.

Some of the group at last years messabout

Bring plenty of water, bring a lunch, bring some sunscreen, and bring your boat if you have one. Saturday night we will have a pot luck dinner.

For those of you who want GPS coordinates:

28.55966 North
96.53672 West

We hope to see you there.

Chuck and Sandra Leinweber