WHAT'S COMING UP! .
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.
If you'd like to volunteer to help bring a dish, Windsong will be bringing the ham and soft drinks. We'll need the usual holiday "Fixings" (bread, potato salad, beans, corn, cookies, brownies or whatever is your specialty) for a an informal gathering. Let us know what you'll volunteer to bring. Although we don't have an oven at the center, we do have a microwave and frig. Let's make this a great party and opportunity to catch up with fellow students and see what everyone has been up to. We get to hear all the stories but few others who don't attend the monthly socials get to share the fun!
WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO A BIG TURN OUT, SO PLEASE
RSVP BY November 15th
SO WE'LL KNOW HOW MANY FOLKS ARE COMING.
THIS IS YOUR PARTY BUT YOU MUST REGISTER IN ADVANCE IN ORDER TO ATTEND!
STORIES NOW OFFERED AT THE WINDSONG WEB SITE
Our very own Pierre Russell "Has Left The Building" and taken his family on a 2 yr sailing sabbatical. Checkout his most recent sailing journal entries as he travels the east coast with his twin 5 year old boys and wife Kim. (Stories).
Dave will shortly be adding photos from his recent sailing trips to Key West and the Dry Tortugas as well as from his delivery from Ft Lauderdale to Savannah. If they don't show up soon, keep bugging him until they appear. He has some wonderful stories to tell (and some valuable lessons). Although not particularly sailing oriented, you may find some shots from the Blue Angels air show that he just attended in Jacksonville!
OUTINGS FOR 2004 NOW AVAILABLE ON THE WEB!
The 2004 calendars are being finalized and should appear soon on the web, but the sailing outings have now been posted for 2004. Get 'em while they last. Each season we usually run out of outings by Early April. Get yours before they disappear!
A 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 with you!
I 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.
OUT AND TOUCH US,
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!