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Happy Monday!

Wow, that social was AMAZING! I am told we fed 111 people and had just under 90 inside the main room for Tony Johnson's presentation of The Voyage of Maverick, which you can read all about in The Captain and Mr. Shrode - we have more copies available in the office! Thank you to everyone who came by and made it such a fun event!

The weather has just been awesome, it could not have been any better for the boat show. Get out there and enjoy it!

-Matt K

Member Submitted Photos
USCG Demo at the Boat Show!

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TW Member Jeffrey D. Chartering in the British Virgin Islands
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'White Wing' Under Sail
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Spring Sail Aboard 'Lucy!' - All Smiles!
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Is that Lia Ditton?
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The Calm Before the Social!
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During the Presentation
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'Foxtrot' Under Sail
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Last Minute Deals!

Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103), April 27, 28, 29 - $250 off full price - Just $645

Boat Show Specials, good until April 30!

3 - Class Package (ASA 101, 103, 104) - $1995 - yes, you can upgrade from BKB!

Basic Keelboat (ASA 101) - $435

Regular prices and class schedules are: HERE!

San Juan Islands Trip, August 2018 - FULL

We will be picking up two boats in Bellingham to explore the San Juan Islands! Currently sold out, you can call and waitlist 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 11. 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.

Tradewinds Blog

It's that time if year again, re-publishing an old favorite!

Downwind Slip Skipper's Tip! - by Matt K

Got the blues leaving the downwind slips?

With the onset of summer and the steady winds, we've seen a few close calls in the fairway. This looks like a great time to publish a docking skipper's tip!

When backing out of a downwind slip (wind is blowing into the slip), our Tradewinds acronym L.O.T. is absolutely critical....Click for complete article.

Members Note: Here is a link to the California Boater Card home-study course: http://dbw.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=28734#homeStudy - soon we will need to start verifying that each of our members has this card!

Did you notice that this year's tide books no longer have the current corrections? Here's a link that you can use to find the corrections on the web: https://wolfweb.unr.edu/homepage/edc/tides/Diffs/sfbe_diff.html

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 24, 4pm Megalina Beneteau 31 Silver BCC (103)
Tue, Apr 24, 6pm Ohana Catalina 34 Silver BCC (103)
Thu, Apr 26, 4pm Valhanna Catalina 36 Silver BBC (104)
Thu, Apr 26, 6pm Redeemed Hunter 35 Silver BBC (104)
Sat, Apr 28, 9am Hotel Beneteau 22 Copper BKB (101)
Sun, Apr 29, 9am Toba Leah II Catalina 42 Gold BBC (104) + ADM (118)
Tue, May 1, 4pm Windfall Catalina 27 Bronze BCC (103)
Tue, May 1, 6pm Vested Interest Hunter 34 Silver BCC (103)

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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