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Happy Monday!

The April boat show is fast approaching! It's here in Marina Bay again this year, April 6-9. Follow this link to get your tickets in advance: Pacific Boat Show - purchase your tickets before March 31st and use Promo Code 'TRADEWPBS17' to get a discount on the standard ticket price!

Thank you for joining us at our social Saturday! We had a great time, the corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and shamrock-shaped rice-crispy treats were amazing, thanks to Nick & Glenda!

Ever wonder how those nice, neat loops get into the ends of dock-lines? We know someone who can teach you! We've set up the splicing seminar with our rigger, Ryan from Rogue Rigging, on Saturday, March 25 at 10am. The cost is $20/person, call or email us to reserve your spot!

Curious about ship traffic on the bay? Check this out: Animated marine traffic in the San Francisco Bay

Tonga is sold out! There is still the possibility that we can add a boat if we get enough interest, so call us and put your name on the wait list!

-Matt K

Member Submitted Photos
Beautiful March Saturday!

Happy Monday!

Happy Monday!
TW Member Toby and Instructor Chris O. participating in a race near Redwood City
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Happy Monday!
Happy Monday!
A few pics from Ed & crew
Happy Monday!
Happy Monday!
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Look,it's high tide at Donner Pass!
Happy Monday!

Last Minute Deals!

We have a spot open in the Bareboat Chartering (ASA-104) course, March 26 & April 1, 2. Call to sign up and take $250 off full price - $745!


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! Only 15 cabins total. 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

I love classes that make you think! Part I - by Don Gilzean

Today is Thursday and I have a bareboat class going as I write this. Class started Sunday and will continue next Saturday and Sunday. Last night I received an email from one of the students with a list of questions she had come to mind over the past few days. ...Click for complete article.

Members Note: We've moved many of the boats! You can download a current dock map from the 'Member Resources' section of the message board. Remember, our checkout sheets have a blank to write down the slip number now so that you won't forget it before you come back - don't rely on docking next to a particular boat that was there when you left - it may not be there when you return!

We've had a name change! The Catalina-34-Formerly-Known-As-Pink Slip is now Ohana!

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, Mar 21, 4pm Epiphany Hunter 31 Bronze BCC (103)
Thu, Mar 23, 4pm Black Pearl Catalina 38 Silver BBC (104)
Sat, Mar 25, 9am Megalina Beneteau 31 Silver BCC (103)
Sun, Mar 26, 9am Brown Eyed Girl Catalina 28 Bronze BCC (103)
Tue, Mar 28, 4pm Final Fantasy Beneteau 35 Gold BBC (104) + ADM (118)
Thu, Mar 30, 4pm Orion Beneteau 32 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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