Youth Sailing at Cochiti Lake, New Mexico
Two J/24 sloops enjoy moderate breezes at Cochiti Lake. Cochiti Lake is operated by the US Army Corps of Engineers on Cochiti Pueblo tribal lands. The lake is approximately 30 miles from Santa Fe, NM, a similar distance from Bernalillo, NM, and about 50 miles from Albuquerque.
Laser no. 40 on Cochiti Lake. The Laser is a small racing dinghy, 13' 10" length overall. Here it is shown in the upright position.
J/24s and Lasers at Cochiti Lake, Thursday, July 1, 2010. The boats were being sailed by high school naval cadets attending high schools in the Albuquerque area. An adult coach was on each J/24.
Mixed boats afloat on Cochiti Lake
Laser no. 15 and crew head for the beach
J/24 no 40.
Two J/24 sloops return toward the launch site.
At the end of the day's sailing, three J/24 sloops are attached to the pontoon, awaiting haulout. (Cochiti Lake does not have a marina or place inside the park where noncampers' boats can be left overnight.)