|August 2003 - Captain Ron: VISITED WINDSONG!|
If you missed the Grand Opening and Captain Ron, then you're just NO sailor at all! August 2nd our monthly social and a special viewing of the classic sailing movie "Captain Ron" on our big screen at the Aqualand Sailing Center was very funny and enjoyed by all. The huge screen movie, electronic projection system and the fantastic sound system was perfect for an enjoyable evening of laughs and camaraderie that lasted until after 11pm! The movie was full of one-liners and offered something for everyone. So did the refreshments. We had HUGE cookies and lots of popcorn and other snacks for everyone! It was better than the theatre because we could laugh and comment loudly on the Captain's sailing techniques or lack there of! There was great socializing both before and following the feature film. Although they're almost gone, again, T-Shirts were available for those who haven't had the opportunity to get theirs. To reserve yours before they're all gone, call us to reserve your size. Door prizes, food, fun and some great conversation all highlighted another enjoyable evening at the Sailing Center.
The monthly socials are a great opportunity for students to catch up with each other and swap sailing stories and other inside "skinny" on boats for sale, etc. Throughout the summer, special socials and other events will occur at the Aqualand Sailing Center. Check the Calendar for dates and times.
|July 2003 - Grand Opening|
If you missed our Grand Opening here's what you missed! The July Grand Opening on July 12th was a rare treat indeed! There were boat tours down on the docks and Hunter representatives on hand to answer questions. Complimentary Chair Massages by therapist Emily Gabriel, Chef Frank Corbett and Dr Gurusahay Khalsa all made the evening unique and informative. Over $300 is door prizes were awarded. A single winner took home $40 in cash and another winner received a free 2-hr private party outing on Jamaica Lieu! Cool! Six other winners went home with discount coupons for outings and ground school classes, but we couldn't get Hunter Marine to donate their new 32 footer that everyone was gawking over at the docks. There was food, food and more food. Capt. Dave did live Lake 102 radio broadcasts from the parking lot and there were free beverages compliments of Coca Cola bottling. There was so much socializing going on that we hated to break it up to start the Tonga presentation, which was enjoyed by everyone. It was funny, fast and full of unknown information about the region. The surprise for the evening was T-Shirts! Attendees were the first to have a chance to purchase Windsong T-Shirts for only $10! What a deal! If you missed this event, you don't want to miss next month's!
TO BUY A
BUT DON'T KNOW HOW?
Join us September 20th from 6-9 pm for our September monthly social and free seminar "How To Buy A Boat" at the Aqualand Sailing Center. This is one of our regular $149 classes that we've taught for years, but at the September social you'll get it for FREE. RSVP prior to September 6th is required to attend this event. More details will become available in the coming weeks, so check our web site often.
There will be door prizes, raffles and refreshments. Our staff will be on hand to answer questions on a variety of topics from sailing and chartering to buying sail boats. You definitely don't want to miss this event! For all the up-to-date details and times visit our "What's New" web site.
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LIKE TO DRESS UP FUNNY AND GO OUT IN PUBLIC?
Join us November 1st from 6-9 pm for our monthly social and premier Halloween Party at the Aqualand Sailing Center. Help get this annual event off to a flying start with your spectacular wit and creativity as we all have some fun and socialize. More details will become available in the coming weeks, so check our web site often. This will be a special night as well because it will mark the beginning of an annual tradition of awards to deserving students who attend the event. RSVP prior to October 18th is required to attend this event and award candidates will be selected from those in attendance. You won't want to miss this event!
Join us December 6th from 6-9 pm for our monthly social and Holiday Party. Admission will be a wrapped gift priced under $20 to place under the tree. You'll be assigned a number when you arrive that will determine the order in which you'll go to the tree to select a gift at random, or the option to take a gift from someone who has already been to the tree. It should be a lot of fun and a special time to socialize with other students that you've come to know through the sailing season. RSVP prior to November 15th is required to attend this event.
NOW OFFERED AT THE LAKE
Check the Calendar for classes and events scheduled at the Aqualand Sailing Center. There is even a dedicated calendar specifically for the Sailing Center activities only.
IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN TO OUR WEB SITE LATELY, IT'S WORTH
Regular visits to our "What's New" section will keep you in tune what all the new exciting events planned for this season! Our Favorite Links page continues to grow.
BUSINESS YOU WANT TO ADVERTISE?
As a suggestion from one of our students, we're starting a Student Business Links web page. If you own or are a principle in a business or hobby that you'd like to have included on this free links page, send us your web address and a brief description about your business and services. Any special discounts extended to fellow students should be mentioned as well. Students would certainly like to do business with one of their own over a perfect stranger, so let us know about your business, service or hobby.
|I HAVE TO BUY A GIFT AND HAVE NO IDEAS!|
Let Windsong solve your problems. Tell everyone to buy you sailing gift certificates for birthdays and holidays and you
should do the same for them.
Annually Windsong offers gift certificates in any denomination or for any
combination of classes or outings.
Let us know what you desire and we'll gladly ship you a gift certificate
for that "Difficult To Buy For" person on your shopping list. If you think that might be "YOU", make
the job easier for others and have them give us a call! This also is a great way
to encourage a friend or that special someone to take the plunge and go sailing
WANT TO CHARTER A BOAT, BUT NOT SURE I KNOW ENOUGH.
At Windsong we are very responsive to student suggestions. We are here to serve you and your needs and continue to rapidly implement ideas offered by our students. Every Saturday at 3:00 we offer "Fun Sails" for senior students who want to charter a boat by themselves, but aren't sure about their abilities to do so. Fun Sails do have a Captain aboard for safety purposes, but what you do and where you go is up to you and the others aboard your outing. These are not "Instructional" outings. You are on your own to strut your stuff or merely to kick back and just enjoy some time on the water without all the "Tacking" and "Gibing" every two-seconds. We'd appreciate any feedback concerning our Fun Sails that would make them more appropriate to your needs.
|PLEASE, REACH OUT AND TOUCH
Many times student's suggestions are implemented on the spot! We pride ourselves in our customer service and attention to the needs of our students. If you have thoughts or ideas, drop us a line or give us a call. All things are possible; you just need to ask.
We updated our communications system last year and the old phone number (404-256-6700) will be terminated in October. The new number (770-931-9151) has been in operation for over a year but we still keep getting calls from students using the old number. The new number and communications link enables us to route your calls and hopefully catch you in person the first time. "Telephone Tag" can consume a lot of everyone's time and that's not our goal. Of course email always works and seems to be everyone's preference as it optimizes times that are convenient to everyone. Just know that if you call when we are out, your call message is forwarded immediately to cell phones and beepers of all our staff. If your call is urgent, someone will return your call immediately. Otherwise, calls are usually returned as soon as we can break free, yet it is our goal to return all calls no later than 9 pm daily.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all our students for their loyal support through the season(s) and encourage everyone to bring one new friend along each year as you sail. As we grow and expand our operation, we want to make our products and services available to all who may be interested, but first, some one has to make the introduction. Share the love of your sport with those who may be interested in our unique collection of programs. You'll be glad you did and so will they!