It's been a few weeks! We just got back from our BVI trip last week - it was another great group on 4 catamarans! Our next trip is in the preliminary planning process, we'll let you know when it's official!
Our next social will be March 9th, and we will be hosting a card tournament. The game we will be playing is called "Cover Your Assets," and is a family favorite for us. Be sure to answer the Evite - Tradewinds is providing snacks, bring your own drinks! If you want to participate in the card tournament, email Brandy (Brandy@TradewindsSailing.com) to reserve your spot!
We have put up the 2019 class schedule. We have Weather, Radar, Celestial Navigation, Coastal Navigation, and Offshore Passage-Making Prep Day. Some of these only come up once a year, so check them out if you are interested!
Tradewinds members and students - don't forget about our new review class program this year! Take advantage of the extra time with an instructor! Check the descriptions and schedules here! Read the description to find out if they are included with your membership at no extra charge!
Speaking of classes, we are already booked out pretty far in advance. In particular, if you are thinking about Bareboat Chartering or Advanced Coastal Cruising, you'll want to plan ahead and start booking now - with plenty of time for practice first, of course!
Member Submitted Photos
No pictures, please!
That's a LOW tide!
Nice day for whale watching...
... a bit too close!
Have to bundle up for Winter sailing!
A day aboard 'Toba Leah II'
And our favorite rum back at the dock and safely tied up!
Last Minute Deals!
Sign up for BKB (ASA-101), February 16, 17, 23 - take $250 off full price - just $595!
With many things in life, you get out what you are willing to put in. Sailing classes are a great example. Over the years, I have had students that have not even cracked the book open, and others who have literally worn out the pages reading and rereading....Click for complete article.
Don't forget to check in when the weather is questionable! We do our best to contact everyone who has a boat booked on a questionable day by email, text, or phone. If you think the weather might be on the edge, give us a call before you make the drive to Tradewinds! We were forced to ground the fleet this weekend, both days, due to weather.
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!