Category Archives: Chartering

How to Troll your crew

(As with all Trolling, the author chooses to remain anonymous) Many Bay Area residents have heard about the Bay Bridge Troll. You may have even been asked about it by fellow crew, and how to see it. Like all Trolls … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure Updates, Chartering, Club, Destinations, General | Leave a comment

Brandy’s Chartering Tips – We forgot the bucket!!!

Sure, we never forget the big things, like food, snorkel gear, charcoal, sunscreen…. but what about the little things can be impossible to find once you leave port? If you are like Brandy, you prefer a clean boat. After partying … Continue reading

Posted in Chartering | Tagged | 1 Comment

Speaking of Depths…

We are often asked, “Is the depth instrument on this boat set to the depth of water or depth below keel?” This is a question we will not likely answer. The answer is probably, “Neither!” and I’ll explain why: There … Continue reading

Posted in Chartering, General, Skipper's Tip | Tagged | 9 Comments

Brandy’s Chartering Tips – The first night…

Whenever possible, book your charter so that you are staying on the boat the first night at the marina you are departing from. The advantages are numerous. Staying at the departure location the first night allows you to get settled … Continue reading

Posted in Chartering | Tagged | 1 Comment


  Med moored with the fleet in Komiža, island of Vis. CRUISING CROATIA – Peggy Droesch It’s been four years since our last charter: Rory and I were overdue for another. We were already going to be in Italy with … Continue reading

Posted in Chartering, Destinations | 2 Comments

Captain & Crew: A Nautical Relation(ship)! – By Tradewinds member Katie S.

As a member of Tradewinds Sailing Club for 4 years I have “grown up” in this club. I have served as crew and skipper. From day one being a skipper was my goal. Sailing out the Golden Gate Bridge and … Continue reading

Posted in Chartering, Skipper's Tip | 1 Comment

Abacos Trip – By Art Ewart

My wife, Kathleen O’Dea, and I just returned from an outstanding bareboat charter in the Bahamas. Along with Tradewinds Club members Marcus Libkind and Steve Rathfon, we spent a week on a Mooring’s Beneteau 42 foot monohull. Brandy secured the reservation … Continue reading

Posted in Chartering, General | Leave a comment

Bozburun Peninsula, Turkey

By Tradewinds Member Ernie G. For my 50th birthday, my wife cooked up the idea of chartering in the blue waters of the Mediterranean, on the Turkish coast. We made it an extended family plan, with my father and stepmother, … Continue reading

Posted in Chartering, Destinations | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Bahamas Charter!

Hello Fellow Tradewinds Sailors, We are back from our first bare boat charter trip. Matt asked us to send photos but we did not have good access to the internet in the Bahamas. The photos however do not express the … Continue reading

Posted in Chartering | Tagged | Leave a comment