Matt, My partner Dena and I took courses at Tradewinds this past summer, to prepare for a bareboat charter in Greece in September. Dena took the Basic Keelboat to increase her comfort level as first mate. I took exams for BKB, Coastal Cruising and Bareboat, in addition to a day on the water to challenge in for Bareboat, to get my international proficiency certificate. If you would like to post our photos and a brief story, here is my submission:
Lee Jones and Dena King enjoyed a week long bareboat charter with The Moorings out of Lefkas, Greece in September, thanks in part to courses taken at Tradewinds this past summer. Dena thanks Steve Damm for getting her through Basic Keelboat , where her days on the Bay in 20+ knots in Capri 22’s more than prepared her for the Ionian Sea on a Beneteau 43. Lee thanks Tony Medunic for the practice Med mooring approaches in the Richmond inner harbor in 22 knots of wind, where maneuvering astern in tight quarters is a daily event in Greek sailing. The Ionian Sea offers short passages between the islands of Lefkada, Ithaca, Kefalonia and others, with many small harbor towns offering great food and entertainment ashore
Thanks to Steve, Tony and your staff for providing great sailing experiences that helped us make this sailing trip a fun adventure in the Mediterranean.