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Happy Monday!

It's Fleet Week! Enjoy the show but be careful out there! It can get a little crowded...

In the photo above, the black box is the exclusion zone. The Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco can be easily identified. Most of the rest of the green is boats!!!

The B.V.I. trip is full! Call if you'd like to be on the wait list in case of cancelations.

Have a great week!

-Matt K

Member Submitted Photos
Daysail aboard 'Black Pearl' with more than one porpoise...

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TW Member Peter D. chartering in France - no sails!
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Sailing aboard 'Final Fantasy'
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Ocean Cleanup Launch - Read about it!
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The Blue Angels have arrived in preparation for Fleet Week 2018!
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Last Minute Deals!

Sign up for Basic Keel Boat (ASA 101), October 10, 11, 12 and take $250 off full price - Just $545!

Current Specials

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

Regular prices and class schedules are: HERE!

San Francisco Ferry Service is coming to Richmond!

San Francisco Bay Ferry will begin service between Richmond and the San Francisco Ferry Building in January 2019.

Check it out!

It's Fleet Week!

Schedules, maps, tickets, etc can be found here: https://fleetweeksf.org/

If you are sailing, stop in and visit - we will have some info printed for you to take with you to help keep you safe out on the water.

Our friends at Rigger's Loft Winery are having a pig roast and air show viewing as well - see this link for details!


British Virgin Islands, January 24 - February 2, 2019 - Full! Call to be wait-listed!

Stretching throughout the Caribbean, the British Virgin Islands are a kaleidoscope of aquamarine waters, sun-soaked harbors, and white-sand beaches. Distinct ports of call can be found among the more than 25 pristine islands that make up the BVI. Throw away the to-do list and leave your day to chance, where you can search for turtles off the shores and find yourself gazing across the sea from a hilltop bar. Fill all your senses with spectacular scenery, delectable cuisine, and soft-sand beaches. The coral atoll of Anegada is the resting point of many a sunken ship and offers amazing underwater views for diving. From sprawling beaches to small villages you’re sure find your own reason to cruise back on another return voyage.

Cost per cabin is $6500 for Tradewinds Members and $7500 for non-members. This rate includes your cabin, flight from SFO, & split provisioning (drinks not included). These prices are based on double occupancy. Singles or couples with children (under age 16) who want to share a cabin will need to contact Brandy directly for individual pricing.

Download the rest of the details here: BVI 2019

Tradewinds Blog

Inland Navigation Rules - Simplified! - Rules 7 through 10 - By Virginia L.

In the Nav Rules Made Easy series, we’ll explain each Inland Navigation Rule, with an emphasis on the information that’s most important for recreational sailing in the San Francisco Bay.  We won’t include portions of the rules that are highly technical and intended for commercial mariners....Click for complete article.

Members Note: We've added hose hangars to all of our dock boxes. Please use them! Wrapping the hoses around the docks is hard on the electrical cords and plugs and often results in a boat getting unplugged!

Happy Monday!

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
Thu, Oct 4, 4pm Lucy! Beneteau 34 Silver BCC (103)
Thu, Oct 4, 6pm Knot Free Hunter 34 Silver BCC (103)
Sat, Oct 6, 9am White Wing Catalina 35 Silver BBC (104)
Sun, Oct 7, 9am Knot Free Hunter 34 Silver BCC (103)
Tue, Oct 9, 4pm Asilo Catalina 30 Bronze BCC (103)
Tue, Oct 9, 6pm Epiphany Hunter 31 Bronze BCC (103)
Thu, Oct 11, 4pm Megalina Beneteau 31 Silver BCC (103)
Thu, Oct 11, 6pm Vested Interest Hunter 34 Silver BCC (103)

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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