Sunday the 17th is Father's Day! Take Dad sailing and remember the office will be closed! If you are sailing, be sure to bring everything you need with you and use the emergency number if you have questions or problems!
We've just learned that All's Fare restaurant in Brickyard Cove has closed. This has been one of our favorite destinations for all of the years we've been running Tradewinds, and countless classes have enjoyed a lunch stop there. We are sorry to see them go and wish the best to Cindy and Reza! If you are taking a BKB class or sailing in the BKB area, don't forget to make alternate lunch plans!
Looking for a boat to put in the fleet? We are always happy to talk about fleet boat ownership - schedule a visit with Brandy or Matt. Here's a great example of a boat currently for sail that would be a great fit, and it's right here near our boats! "BruGar" Flyer
Mark your calendar for our next social on July 3rd. We'll get you the details & Evite in the next couple of weeks.
Member Submitted Photos
Photos from aboard 'Valhanna'
TW Members chartering and exploring the Catalina Islands
Last Minute Deals!
Sign up for Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA - 103) Jun 13, 14, 15 and take $250 off full price - Just $645
Bareboat Chartering (ASA - 104) Jun 16, 23, 24 - also $250 off full price - Just $745
We will be picking up two boats in Bellingham to explore the San Juan Islands! Currently sold out, you can call and wait list in case we have a cancellation. We will not be booking group airfare. Everyone will book their own transportation and meet us in Bellingham, where we will have a hotel booked for one night. We will spend the next day shopping for provisions and preparing for the charter, staying on the boats one night before leaving to explore. Last time we did this trip we stopped at several beautiful anchorages and spent two nights in Victoria harbor. Wildlife is abundant, the scenery can't be beat, and there are some great out-of-the-way places to visit, have a drink, and enjoy local restaurants. Here are the photos from our 2012 San Juans trip! Total cost will be $2800 per cabin (members), $3300 per cabin (non-members), and includes the boats and hotel rooms! Dates are August 2 to August 10. The first deposit of $1400 will be due when you reserve your cabin, and the remaining $1400 will be due May 15. If you are interested, call Brandy or Matt and we'll be happy to answer questions about the trip. A sample itinerary is available here: San Juans 2018
Stay Tuned - our next planned adventure just might be The British Virgin Islands, sometime around January, 2019.
We require our members to be "Checked Out" on every boat before they can reserve it. Some may view it as an extra chore or hurdle that is time consuming and annoying, but there are several reasons we do checkouts and several reasons that members benefit from us doing them the way we do. Here's a list for you to ponder:...Click for complete article.
Members Note:Please do not, and do not let your crew, tie any loop in the ends of our dock lines other than a bowline. Making a loop with an overhand knot weakens the line when pressure is put on it and makes it nearly impossible to untie. Sailing knots are sailing knots for a reason! Use the bowline to make a fixed loop in the dock lines, and no other knot!
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!