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Happy Monday!

Beautiful weekend! Friday was so warm I was out on the water in short sleeves, and I saw others wearing even less! Some complained that the wind was too light, others just enjoyed the heat and soaked up the sun! After all that rain, we'll take what we can get!

We have a social this Saturday at 6pm. Dinner will be a Taco Fiesta! RSVP to the Evite if you have it. If not, email or call and let us know by Wednesday that you are coming so we can purchase enough food! $15/person for dinner, bring your own drinks.

Our boat show specials are still running until the end of the month (this is the last week!), so get your BKB or 3-class package (or 3-class upgrade from BKB) before the end of April! There is also a special for our beginning outboard class - come and try out our new Boston Whaler!

Brandy is getting ready to place an order for TW logo gear - if you've asked us about ordering Polo Shirts ($25), Fleece Jackets ($40), T-Shirts ($15), or Caps ($25) in the color you want, this is your chance! Click each item for a PDF spec sheet. Send an email to Brandy@TradewindsSailing.com with item, size & color to place an order. We need orders in by May 26th.

We are also placing an order with Helly Hansen (no TW logo) for Jackets and Duffels. See the following links and deduct 30% from the list price. email Brandy@TradewindsSailing.com to place your order:

https://www.hellyhansen.com/en_us/shop/mens/jackets/crew-hooded-midlayer-jacket-33874
https://www.hellyhansen.com/en_us/shop/mens/jackets/crew-midlayer-jacket-30253
https://www.hellyhansen.com/en_us/shop/womens/jackets/w-crew-hooded-midlayer-jacket-33891
https://www.hellyhansen.com/en_us/shop/womens/jackets/w-crew-midlayer-jacket-30317
https://www.hellyhansen.com/en_us/catalog/product/view/id/234952/s/hh-duffel-bag-2-30l-68006/category/64/
https://www.hellyhansen.com/en_us/catalog/product/view/id/234946/s/hh-duffel-bag-2-50l-68005/category/64/
https://www.hellyhansen.com/en_us/shop/gear/bags/hh-duffel-bag-2-70l-68004

Cheers!

-Matt K

Member Submitted Photos
Windy Tuesday, reefed down and looking good, ladies!

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Lucy! and a Basic Coastal class headed toward Angel Island
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Vested Interest in Raccoon Straight
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Yep, it was actually that warm on Friday!
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Someone decided our green buoy is a good fishing perch!
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Two BKB classes in the marina
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A few shots from Megalina Saturday
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Last Minute Deals!

Currently full - check back next week for last minute openings!

Boat Show Specials (good until April 30):

3 - Class Package (ASA 101, 103, 104) - $1,995

Basic Keel Boat (ASA 101) - $399

Stern-Drive Outboard (Powerboat) - $399

Click here for all of our current specials

Regular prices and class schedules are: HERE!

Tonga! November 16-28, 2017! - Wait List Only - We can't wait! Check your calendar and call us to get on the wait list! 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

Sailing Knots vs. Non-Sailing Knots! - by Matt K

Ever wonder why certain knots are part of the curriculum and certain knots are left out? Perhaps you know some rescue knots or construction knots that sailors don't use? Maybe you are good at tying things up and just make up your own knots!...Click for complete article.

Members Note: Check your lines after you secure the boat! I'm finding many lines led improperly when I walk the docks. If your crew grabs the lines for you and puts them on the cleats, you may need to check before you leave that they are properly led through chocks and not around stanchions, etc!

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, Apr 25, 4pm Off Course Beneteau 37 Gold BBC (104) + ADM (118)
Tue, Apr 25, 6pm WindSong Catalina 42 Gold BBC (104) + ADM (118)
Thu, Apr 27, 4pm Asilo Catalina 30 Bronze BCC (103)
Thu, Apr 27, 6pm Epiphany Hunter 31 Bronze BCC (103)
Sat, Apr 29, 9am Redeemed Hunter 35 Silver BBC (104)
Sun, Apr 30, 9am Toba Leah II Catalina 42 Gold BBC (104) + ADM (118)
Tue, May 2, 4pm Santorini Beneteau 32 Silver BCC (103)
Tue, May 2, 6pm Redeemed Hunter 35 Silver BBC (104)

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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