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Happy Monday!

Brrrrr, it got cold again! I tried switching to shorts and flip-flops for a couple of days, but the weather turned on me! Oh well, it comes with a little wind for sailing!

We are planning a trip to the San Juan Islands this summer - see below for details.

Our next social is coming up on Saturday, March 3rd at 6pm. Members should have already received an Evite and should RSVP if you are attending. Anyone else who would like to join us, please reply to this email and RSVP so that we can get an accurate headcount for food.

If you haven't yet started working on getting your California boater card, see below for instructions and links. Everyone will need to have one before long and we will be verifying and making copies for our member files.

-Matt K

Member Submitted Photos
Out for a sail aboard 'Delta'

Happy Monday!

BKB Class with Steve D.
Happy Monday!
'August Moment' underway.
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Happy Monday!
Happy Monday!
Basic Keelboat Class
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Happy Monday!

Last Minute Deals!

All full! Check back next week!

3 - Class Package (ASA 101, 103, 104) - $2095

Click here for all of our current specials

Regular prices and class schedules are: HERE!

San Juan Islands Trip, August 2018

We will be picking up three boats in Bellingham to explore the San Juan Islands! There isn't a lot of room on this trip and we expect the cabins to sell out quickly. We will not be booking group airfare. Everyone will book their own transportation and meet us in Bellingham, where we will have a hotel booked for one night. We will spend the next day shopping for provisions and preparing for the charter, staying on the boats one night before leaving to explore. Last time we did this trip we stopped at several beautiful anchorages and spent two nights in Victoria harbor. Wildlife is abundant, the scenery can't be beat, and there are some great out-of-the-way places to visit, have a drink, and enjoy local restaurants. Here are the photos from our 2012 San Juans trip! Total cost will be $2800 per cabin (members), $3300 per cabin (non-members), and includes the boats and hotel rooms! Dates are August 2 to August 11. The first deposit of $1400 will be due when you reserve your cabin, and the remaining $1400 will be due May 15. If you are interested, call Brandy or Matt and we'll be happy to answer questions about the trip. A sample itinerary is available here: San Juans 2018

Tradewinds Blog

Reefing Under Sail - by Don Gilzean

A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to watch one of the Tradewinds boats from a distance "struggling" in 25 knot plus winds at the eastern entrance to Raccoon Straight.  My initial thought was that the boat was in trouble, so we started in that direction to lend assistance.....Click for complete article.

Members Note: Here is a link to the California Boater Card home-study course: http://dbw.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28734#homeStudy - soon we will need to start verifying that each of our members has this card!

Upcoming Checkouts

Be sure to get checked out on every boat you are eligible for. Scheduled checkouts are free and the more boats you are checked out on, the easier it is to get a boat for last-minute sailing all year! Remember, this email is accurate when I write it, but the live schedule is on our website and is subject to change!

Date & Time Boat Details Fleet Prerequisites
Tue, Feb 20, 4pm Santorini Beneteau 32 Silver BCC (103)
Thu, Feb 22, 4pm Megalina Beneteau 31 Silver BCC (103)
Sat, Feb 24, 9am Sea Breeze Catalina 30 Bronze BCC (103)
Sun, Feb 25, 9am Epiphany Hunter 31 Bronze BCC (103)
Tue, Feb 27, 4pm Off Course Beneteau 37 Gold BBC (104) + ADM (114)
Thu, Mar 1, 4pm Valhanna Catalina 36 Silver BBC (104)

Plan farther ahead - click here for the complete checkout schedule.

Remember to sign up for Checkouts at least 2 days in advance, as we may cancel them at that time if we have no students!

We hope you have a wonderful week!

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