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Happy Tuesday!

The San Juan Islands trip was a great success! Weather was perfect, we got in some great sailing and visited some of the most beautiful anchorages you can imagine. I've included a couple of my photos - I'll try to gather more from the rest of the travelers and add to next week's email.

British Virgin Islands!!! January 24 to February 2, 2019 - we have 5 catamarans reserved (two are full!) and we are ready to go! The details are below, the price is for two people. This is a great beginner trip but also has the challenges the regulars will love. If you've never been there, you need to go! If you have been there, you know what we are talking about!

Sailing at home this year has been extra-windy with lots of challenges! Be safe out there on the bay, plan ahead!


-Matt K

Member Submitted Photos
Spotted through the binoculars in the San Juans

Happy Monday!

Our buddy boat blowing by us in the San Juans!
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Fresh crab for dessert!
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Relaxing at anchor, East Sound, Orcas Island, San Juans
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Route and Speed Graph from a trip to pier 1-1/2
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Redeemed under power
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Basic Keelboat Class
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Bareboat Chartering Class
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Last Minute Deals!

All full! Check back next week!

Current Specials

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

Regular prices and class schedules are: HERE!

British Virgin Islands, January 24 - February 2, 2019

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

Stay Tuned - our next planned adventure just might be The British Virgin Islands, sometime around January, 2019.

Tradewinds Blog

Exiting Chrysopylae ... "The Golden Gate" - By Don Gilzean

or over two hundred years, the Golden Gate hid its existence from the Europeans transiting and exploring the coast of California by boat.  First "missed" by Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo in November 1542, the Golden Gate was discovered accidentally in November of 1769 by a land expedition working it's way north along the San Francisco peninsula in an attempt to reach Point Reyes....Click for complete article.

Members Note: Think ahead, be safe! Boat damage has been high this year - look for an email to members soon for details.

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, Aug 14, 4pm Valhanna Catalina 36 Silver BBC (104)
Sat, Aug 18, 9am Sea Breeze Catalina 30 Bronze BCC (103)
Sun, Aug 19, 9am Megalina Beneteau 31 Silver BCC (103)
Tue, Aug 21, 4pm Epiphany Hunter 31 Bronze BCC (103)
Tue, Aug 21, 6pm Asilo Catalina 30 Bronze 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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