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Lilburn, Georgia 30047-2233
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Vol. 27

2004

                    WHAT'S GOING ON THIS SEASON              .

MONTHLY SOCIAL PROGRAMS (6-9 pm) THIS SATURDAY 7/17!

Storm Sailing
 (Preparations & Strategies along with actual videos)

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED IN ADVANCE

During the spring and summer months we offer monthly socials as an opportunity to share refreshments and to catch up with your sailing buddies. Social are super for comparing notes about explorations and sailing journeys, in allowing you to attend various programs that are offered without charge.  The agenda for each program is subject to change so that we can react to areas of current interest as events and opportunities present themselves.

The programs are free of charge, but volunteers and snack contributions are encouraged.

If you'd like to contribute any of the following items or any other dish that is your specialty
call us today. Together we'll plan for these fun events.

Chips & Dip
Cookies & Brownies
Cake
Soft Drinks (Sorry, no alcohol)
Finger Snacks
Frozen Shrimp Platter
Crackers & Cheese
Nuts

Hey, How's Your Life?

A lot of folks say that I live an enriched life!  Well I'm not sure that I agree with that in all aspects, but I do live a FULL one filled with a large variety of life experiences and know where to go for fun.  I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm going to share some of my best kept secrets with you. Whether you're married or not, you should still be dating.  If you're married, that means spending quality time with your spouse.  Here are a sample of some simple things my wife and I enjoy.


BEEHIVE is back again!
 We don't normally advertise for other businesses, but in our effort to spread the news to our customers about values in entertainment we feel compelled to tell everyone about this well kept secret!  I don't consider myself a fan of musicals, but this one was an unexpected surprise and absolute joy from beginning to end that made me want to stand up and dance in the aisles, so if you grew up in the 60's and enjoy the music of that era, this is a show not to be missed!  I can't recommend this production strong enough.  I saw the original performance earlier this year at the Georgia State University Rialto Center for the Performing Arts theater and it was such a success it is returning for a second series of performances.  The fact that the lead performer is the wife of a personal friend made the performance even more amazing.  There are some extremely talented folks in the boating community and we don't even know it!
Love songs fill the air again this summer when the "dance in the aisles" musical, Beehive returns to the Rialto Center for the Performing Arts. It's big hair, lots of sequins and plenty of great music from some of Atlanta's best female vocalists, portraying the "girl groups" and hot single acts of the 60's.

 Songs include:
One Fine Day
It's My Party
The Name Game
Sweet Talkin' Guy
I'm Sorry
Proud Mary
RESPECT
and many more..

 

July 14 August 15
The Rialto Center For The Performing Arts
http://www.theatricaloutfit.org
 

Lawrenceville Women's Seminary
(Gwinnett Historic Museum) Monthly "Coffee House".

455 South Perry Street, Lawrenceville, GA 30045
770-822-5178  Doors Open 8 pm. Second and fourth Friday of each month.

Up and coming as well as established performing artists and writers share short performances in this quant little known treasure for romantics looking for an inexpensive but quality evening together.  Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Lawrenceville Female Seminary houses the Gwinnett History Museum. The museum features exhibits on farm life, textiles, religion, schools, traditional music, and other displays relating to and interpreting life in Gwinnett County.

This historic building also houses the Heritage Programming and Preservation Office which seeks to promote heritage preservation with Special Events, monthly Coffeehouse nights, research assistance, and classes in subjects such as quilting, spinning, weaving, and dulcimer.

Helton Creek Falls Cabins
Come visit a unique experience in the beautiful, scenic playground of the North Georgia Mountains at HELTON CREEK COTTAGES strategically located between Dahlonega and Blairsville. You will experience breathtaking views 2,800 feet above sea level, while you relax and enjoy cool summer breezes. Or sit back in front of a crackling fire during our short winter season. (706) 745-2104. http://www.heltoncreek.com/

Callaway Gardens http://www.callawaygardens.com/

The bicycle trails here are incredible.  You can ride all day with frequent stops along the several pavilions and exhibits that all are a leisurely ride apart.  This is a great weekend get away with lots to offer every season.  Right now the Clown Circus is on going so if you can't be sailing, try biking!

   

Stone Mountain Park

We love to hike and there are two major trails that wind around through the cool trees and past all the lakes.  The most popular trail is the one up the mountain.  We thought we were something special hiking up the mountain weekly til we started noticing the same folks passing us multiple times during one of our hikes.  Folks run up and down this mountain MORE THAN ONCE.  Wow, what a concept.  It's great exercise and a fun way to catch up with your spouse and compare notes about the business day as the sun sets in the back ground.

We pack a back pack and have our supper at the top.  Hey, don't forget your binoculars.  We try to find our house and see how many other land marks we can identify.  One trip we watched as some fighters from Dobbins did a fly past Stone Mountain on their way to a Brave's Game fly by.

The only view more breath taking than supper on the mountain top, is one out at sea aboard a sailboat!

 

Memorial Carving

 

Dave And Buster's

Now these folks know how to have fun.  Although I'm not much into all the games and machines they offer, week evening fine dining followed by a quiet game of pool in a smokeless environment can't be beat for an intimate evening out.  Dave and Buster's offers the only smoke free pool table environment in town that I know of. 

During a discussion with Simone Davis, Manager at the Duluth restaurant, I encouraged her to offer some comedy acts such as those at the Punch Line or Laughing Matters and she promised to see what she could muster up.  So if they fulfill their end of the bargain, Windsong is going to have a group outing there for sure.  Meanwhile you can't beat this place for an intimate date on a week night after work.

doorman

T-SHIRTS ARE IN !!!!!!!
The first opportunity to buy one
will be this Saturday's Social 6-9 pm.

Be the first to get your 2004 TEAM WINDSONG T-Shirt! 
Only three dozen have been ordered and we sorta feel these will go FAST
so don't delay, buy TODAY!

The white T-Shirts have the prestigious Windsong logo on the front
and the full color artwork on the back.

a $15 donation is requested.

All proceeds go toward equipment and other
special subsidized programs such as the monthly socials.

Windsong HATS ARE IN TOO!!!!!!!

These superior quality white embroidered caps will be collectors items.  Not only are they extremely comfortable and easily adjustable, they are breathable and offer an extended bill to protect your face from the sun.  A good sailing hat IS hard to find and these will fit the bill for a number of seasons.

A $15 donation is requested.

All proceeds go toward equipment and other
special subsidized programs such as the monthly socials.

 

The June monthly social was a double hitter with Capt. C. J. Coulson from International Sailing School outlining the exciting things going on in his neck of the woods followed by the wonderful tour of the Abacos and Exumas by Bill Rountree and his son Robert.  Their year and a half sabbatical from corporate America strengthened their bond as their lives depended upon each other's competency and stamina.

 

 

National Vessel Examination Q & A Page

HOW SAFE IS YOUR BOAT?
Once again, Windsong is busy conducting U.S. Coast Guard approved and U.S. Sail and Power Squadron sponsored Vessel Safety Examinations (VSE) at Aqualand Marina and Holiday Marinas.  Safety inspections are free and cover all the Federal and State requirements for your size vessel (Sail or Power) in addition to general overall suggestions appropriate for safe and informed boating.  We do not issue citations nor report you to authorities for noncompliance.  Our intent is to inspect and educate. So far this season, we've inspected brand new boats that have failed, and have surprised seasoned boaters who learned that they were merely one DNR (law enforcing agency on Lanier) stop away from a hefty fine for violations.  One boat in particular had an inoperably crushed ventilation hose and another had cracks in the refueling hose leading to the fuel tank. If you or someone you know owns a boat, call us and we'll make arrangements for you to receive a courtesy inspection.

WARNING To Returning Students:
If you don't already have outings booked thru December you should seriously consider doing so NOW.

We presently have the following sailing openings.

Date

Time

Spots Available

7/17

11:00

1- Capt. Ed

 

  1:00

1- Capt. Ed

7/24

11:00

1- Capt. Ed

 

  1:00

1- Capt. Ed

7/31

  1:00

2- Capt. Dave

We presently have the following ground school openings.

  • Basic Keelboat Sailing            (7/18)
  • Marine Meteorology                (7/20 & 7/22)

FOR SALE!  GOT SOMETHING TO SELL?  Try Our New For Sale Site Free.
Although we intend to limit items for sale to our student members, we will consider items submitted from the general public as well.  We'll play it by ear to see how it goes.  Just remember to let us know when the item is sold so that we can keep our web site current.  So here's the link Items For Sale.

SHARE YOUR LOVE WITH SOMEONE NEW!
Ughm, don't get ahead of me here.  Pay attention!  During July, if you bring a paying guest who has never sailed with Windsong before, you get to sail for half price!  Bring two or three folks and you might qualify for your own private outing at half price!

The love for sailing is something to be shared.  Remember, friends don't let their friends go through life without experiencing sailing!

Invite someone to join you today and you benefit, too!

GOT 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 work for, own or are a principle in a business or have a hobby that you'd like to include 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, so let us know about your business, service or hobby.

PLEASE, REACH OUT AND TOUCH US,

                We're listening!!

Many times students' 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 simply need to ask. 

Thanks!
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 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!