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Happy Monday!

We have a social coming up this Saturday - there will be a Valentine's Day theme and probably a trivia game. We're still working on the details, but mark your calendar and watch for your evite - or if you don't receive and evite, let us know by email or phone that you plan to attend!

We are working on two seminars in the near future. Tentative dates are February 24 for a Splicing Seminar with our Rigger and March 4 for a Chartering Seminar by Brandy. We'll have more details to share next week, but at least they won't be a last-minute surprise for you!

We're coming up to a decision point on Tonga - we have a couple of boats that are not yet filled, and by next month we need to decide whether to keep them booked or cancel them. If you are on the fence about this one or have just forgotten about it because we announced it so early, now is the time to let us know you are considering it! Tonga has been described to us as "Rural Tahiti" - this sounds awesome in my book and I'm super-excited about this trip. Let us know ASAP if you want to join us! Download the flyer and get the details below.

-Matt K

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January BKB Class

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Tradewinds Alumni sailing their Island Packet
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TW Instructors Dan and Tony joined the 3-Bridge-Fiasco aboard Dan's boat 'Catalyst'
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TW Member Atilla chartered in the BV and shared some photos with us!
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Last Minute Deals!

None this week! Check back next Monday!

Specials:

3 - Class Package (ASA 101, 103, 104) - $2,095

Click here for all of our current specials

Regular prices and class schedules are: HERE!

Tonga! November 18-27, 2017! We can't wait! Only 15 cabins total. Check your calendar and call us to reserve a spot! Here's the first paragraph of the flyer for you to drool over:

Situated midway in the Pacific Ocean between Tahiti and Fiji, the Kingdom of Tonga is comprised of 171 islands in four distinct groups: Tongatapu, Ha'apai, Vava'u, and Niuas. Nuku' alofa on the main island of Tongatapu is the capital of this constitutional monarchy. The jewels of the exotic cruising grounds of a Tonga sailing vacation are the hilly and wooded coral islands of Vava'u. Miles of white-sand beaches, coral reefs, and crystal clear waters make Tonga one of the world's top snorkeling and scuba diving venues. Visibility is often 150 feet. The abundance of snug anchorages, more than 40 of them, combined with the close proximity of the islands to one another is very similar to cruising in the British Virgin Islands. The reefs assure calm waters while the trade winds assure excellent sailing virtually every day. It's no surprise, then, that Vava'u is a sailor's paradise, where the delights of a Tonga yacht charter inspire fond memories that last a lifetime.

Of course this one is more expensive than La Paz, mostly due to airfare. Our prices are double-occupancy (per cabin), including airfare & transfers for two people. On this trip, full provisioning is included (buy your own drinks, of course).

Get the complete flyer with pricing details here!

Tradewinds Blog

Planning for Currents - by Don Gilzean

Are you ever curious about what is happening, current wise, at any given time and location on the bay? There is a great tool on pages 48 through 60 of the Tide & Current Tables...Click for complete article.

Members Note: Have you read the March 1 member update carefully? Last weekend I quizzed every member who walked in the door, and although everyone acknowledged seeing it, only a very small percentage of members actually read it completely and understood it thoroughly. If you are unsure, I'd recommend going back and re-reading and asking questions if you have any. Some of the items will affect you directly if you are unaware of them. We sent the update by both email and postal mail, we should be able to expect that everyone read it!

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, Feb 16, 4pm Pink Slip Catalina 34 Silver BCC (103)
Sat, Feb 19, 9am Toba Leah II Catalina 42 Gold BBC (104) + ADM (114)
Sun, Feb 19, 9am Redeemed Hunter 35 Silver BBC (104)
Tue, Feb 21, 4pm WindSong Catalina 42 Gold BBC (104) + ADM (114)
Thu, Feb 23, 4pm Epiphany Hunter 31 Bronze BCC (103)
Sat, Feb 25, 9am August Moment Beneteau 37 Gold BBC (104) + ADM (114)

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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