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Happy Monday!

It's starting to feel like my favorite time of year! This is when I advise all of my non-Californian friends & relatives to visit the SF Bay area. Short sleeves and sailing rarely go together here (just like short sleeves/shorts and tourist-ing in San Francisco), but this is the time of year when it starts to happen.

Fleet week is coming up in October - I'll re-publish a skipper's tip about that in next week's Monday email, so if you have a boat booked that weekend, be sure to read carefully!

Our friends at Ballena Bay Yacht Club have one of the best events of the year coming up - the Pirate Party! See below for details and to RSVP. This is one you shouldn't miss, and it's open to non-members as well. They are also participating in Coastal Cleanup day and would welcome your help if you can volunteer! Details for that are below as well.

Have a great week!

-Matt K

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Out sailing with instructor Tony M.

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Learning to reef under sail
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Member Ed F. pics from chartering in the Northwest
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Last Minute Deals!

Save $250 on Basic Keelboat (ASA 101), September 18, 19, 20- Just $545!

Check back next week for more!

3 - Class Package (ASA 101, 103, 104) - $2,095

Click here for all of our current specials

Regular prices and class schedules are: HERE!

Arrrrrgh Matey!  A Pirate Party! 
Stolen booty, grog, and a Pirate's Bottle of Rum will be given for the best costume.  Those not in costume will go straight to Davey Jones' locker.

$25 to walk the plank - Free appetizers, commemorative cup & first Rum punch.  Pirate band starts at 8:30pm
Please make reservations & pre-pay by clicking on the HERE!
$2 Beer, $3 Wine, $6 Martini's 

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We hope you can make it!

Cheers,
Ballena Bay Yacht Club

Note from the Commodore: "The band and food will be great, and it is only $25 which includes food, a commemorative cup plus first cup of rum punch.  We are opening this event up, so non-members are welcome to attend as well."

Join your fellow BBYC members for Coastal Cleanup Day - Saturday, September 16th, 9AM to noon


Saturday, September 16th, is Coastal Cleanup Day. Not just in Alameda. Not just in California. Not even just in the US – it’s a worldwide event! People all around the world will be donating time and effort to clean up their coastlines.

As boaters and BBYC members we have a strong interest in clean shorelines and clean oceans. BBYC has always joined with Ballena Isle Marina to be leaders in Alameda’s efforts. As always, the team can use all the help we can get – we have a long breakwater, we have a long shoreline.

Join us! Signin and the starting point will be in the parking lot by the traffic circle and flagpole at the end of Ballena Boulevard (past Pier 29 restaurant).

Please wear stout shoes and gloves and bring a bucket to carry your “treasures.” We’ll be analyzing the “take” – it provides important feedback on major sources of pollution and how to improve efforts to keep our coast and waters clean.

The marina will provide snacks and drinks throughout the morning. At noon we’ll wrap up the day by awarding prizes for greatest weight of trash collected, weirdest find, etc., and then we’ll adjourn to BBYC for a marina-sponsored lunch.

After lunch, BBYC will be holding an open house for prospective members, so please let your dockmates and neighbors know all the benefits of belonging to BBYC!

Let’s show everyone that BBYC cares; join us! And thanks in advance!

Lu Abel

Tradewinds Blog

Just Bail Out Dude - by Don Gilzean

No, I’m not mad at you and making you get off the boat at some distant port where you must walk home. It’s me that I am talking about. It’s the skipper that must get off the boat....Click for complete article.

Members Note: Please stow the lifeline gates back where they belong! Leaving them open may seem like the courteous thing to do for the next person, but it sometimes results in damage. The worst we've seen is when the lifeline loop hanging off the side of the boat got caught under a cleat on the dock, resulting in cracked fiberglass and a bent stern pulpit!

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, Sep 19, 4pm Hotel Beneteau 22 Copper BKB (101)
Tue, Sep 19, 6pm Ohana Catalina 34 Silver BCC (103)
Thu, Sep 21, 11am Santorini Beneteau 32 Silver BCC (103)
Thu, Sep 21, 1pm Valhanna Catalina 36 Silver BBC (104)
Thu, Sep 21, 4pm Concord Hunter 33 Silver BCC (103)
Thu, Sep 21, 6pm Megalina Beneteau 31 Silver BCC (103)
Sat, Sep 23, 9am Epiphany Hunter 31 Bronze BCC (103)
Sun, Sep 24, 9am Brown Eyed Girl Catalina 28 Bronze BCC (103)
Tue, Sep 26, 4pm Sound Chaser Catalina 30 Bronze BCC (103)
Tue, Sep 26, 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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