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Happy Monday!

What an awesome weekend! Instructors would have asked for a little more breeze in the BKB training area, but reports from the rest of the Bay say it was just perfect!

Memorial Day weekend is coming up - we have no scheduled classes, so it's up to our members to get those boats out on the water! We'll be open Saturday and Sunday, but the office will be closed Monday, so keep the emergency number handy and call us if you have any issues. Plan ahead and bring everything with you because you won't be able to get in and ask us for it!

Last chance - 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:



-Matt K

Member Submitted Photos
Nice evening shot

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Bareboat Chartering Class
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Crab feed at Angel Island aboard 'Vested Interest'!
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Pics from Instructor Virginia L.'s visit to the San Juan and Gulf Islands
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TW members Elias & Karen in the B.V.I.!
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Last Minute Deals!

All full, check back next week!

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 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 flier 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 flier with pricing details here!

Tradewinds Blog

Docking on the leeward side! - by Matt K

But it's so much easier to use the windward side! You just stop the boat and it bumps the dock and you are there! Why would you choose the leeward side? Here are a couple of reasons:...Click for complete article.

Members Note: READ the Club Manual! Your contract says you are responsible for what is in it and for the updates we send out to it. Too often we hear someone say they didn't know they were supposed to do something or how when it's in the manual! You can download the latest version from the members message board (under Member Resources), or email us and we'll be happy to send you a copy!

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, May 21, 4pm Off Course Beneteau 37 Gold BBC (104) + ADM (118)
Tue, May 21, 6pm Hotel Beneteau 22 Copper BKB (101)
Thu, May 25, 4pm Asilo Catalina 30 Bronze BCC (103)
Thu, May 25, 6pm Sea Breeze Catalina 30 Bronze BCC (103)
Tue, May 30, 4pm White Wing Catalina 35 Silver BBC (104)
Tue, May 30, 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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