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Happy Monday!

It's been a few weeks! We just got back from our BVI trip last week - it was another great group on 4 catamarans! Our next trip is in the preliminary planning process, we'll let you know when it's official!

Our next social will be March 9th, and we will be hosting a card tournament. The game we will be playing is called "Cover Your Assets," and is a family favorite for us. Be sure to answer the Evite - Tradewinds is providing snacks, bring your own drinks! If you want to participate in the card tournament, email Brandy (Brandy@TradewindsSailing.com) to reserve your spot!

We have put up the 2019 class schedule. We have Weather, Radar, Celestial Navigation, Coastal Navigation, and Offshore Passage-Making Prep Day. Some of these only come up once a year, so check them out if you are interested!

Tradewinds members and students - don't forget about our new review class program this year! Take advantage of the extra time with an instructor! Check the descriptions and schedules here! Read the description to find out if they are included with your membership at no extra charge!

Speaking of classes, we are already booked out pretty far in advance. In particular, if you are thinking about Bareboat Chartering or Advanced Coastal Cruising, you'll want to plan ahead and start booking now - with plenty of time for practice first, of course!

-Brandy K

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Our Buoy!

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That's a LOW tide!
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Nice day for whale watching...
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... a bit too close!
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Have to bundle up for Winter sailing!
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A day aboard 'Toba Leah II'
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And our favorite rum back at the dock and safely tied up!
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Last Minute Deals!

Sign up for BKB (ASA-101), February 16, 17, 23 - take $250 off full price - just $595!

Specials:

3 - Class Package (ASA 101, 103, 104) - $2295

Regular prices and class schedules are: HERE!

Buy your tickets NOW for the 2019 Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show!  Online ticketing is now available, and if you purchase before March 30th, you'll receive a $2 early bird discount.

Get info and tickets here!

Tradewinds Blog

Getting the Most Out of Your Bareboat Cruising Class - By Don Gilzean

With many things in life, you get out what you are willing to put in.  Sailing classes are a great example.  Over the years, I have had students that have not even cracked the book open, and others who have literally worn out the pages reading and rereading....Click for complete article.

Members Note:

Don't forget to check in when the weather is questionable! We do our best to contact everyone who has a boat booked on a questionable day by email, text, or phone. If you think the weather might be on the edge, give us a call before you make the drive to Tradewinds! We were forced to ground the fleet this weekend, both days, due to weather.

 

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, Feb 12, 3pm Epiphany Hunter 31 Bronze BCC (103)
Thu, Feb 14, 3pm Valhanna Catalina 36 Silver BBC (104)
Sat, Feb 16, 9am Brown Eyed Girl Catalina 28 Bronze BCC (103)
Sun, Feb 17, 9am Lucy! Beneteau 34 Silver BCC (103)
Tue, Feb 19, 3pm Redeemed Hunter 35 Silver BBC (104)
Thu, Feb 21, 3pm Whale Song Jeanneau 43 Gold BBC (104) + ADM (118)

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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