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|Capt Dave's Tips|
2007 is the year of the next America's Cup, but it's still far enough off that it's difficult to follow the circuit of activities that lead to the final challenge next season.
In February I spent some time with Tom Leweck, founder and editor of a racing newsletter known as "Scuttlebutt" and a newsletter offshoot called "Curmudgeon". Both have become a mainstay in sailing circles. Tom has been one of the most visible sailing personalities in California for nearly four decades and has won six National Championships in both keelboat and dinghy one-design classes as well as the North American MORC championship. A veteran of seven Transpac races and 58 long-distance races to Mexico, it's obvious that his opinions on sailing and more particularly racing are based on some fact.
There are things about sailing that neither Russell Coutts nor Paul Cayard have figured out yet, but Tom has... and he'll share his insight that will forever change your perspective and priorities. Guaranteed -- or your money back. (It's free). Take a look: http://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com
|So What's NEW!|
|Gill Fall Sale|
Mark your calendars now for the Gill foul weather gear sail November 11th 8 am til 5 pm. Gill, the most popular brand of sailing fashion wear, will be conducting a clearance of their end of year colors and styles to make room for next season's product lineup. This is an annual opportunity to grab something special to round out your sailing foul weather gear and other attire. The parking lot is usually packed long before the doors open, so you'll want to bring your breakfast with you to this early sale for the best selection.
The sale will be conducted at their warehouse location below, but you can view their product line at their web site: http://www.gillna.com
What an exciting
season of performances aboard our Sunset Cruises! We've added some
very enjoyable "Entertainment" this year and this Saturday night
is the "Ghost of
Last month Jessie Milton delighted the group with his ability to intuitively predict mental images and actions. I'd call it Mind Reading, but Jessie is more humble about his rare talents, preferring to be called a "Cerebral Entertainer". By any definition the group was amazed and a good evening was had by all.
Capt. C. J. is working hard to schedule everyone interested in participating in Basic Coastal Cruising, Bareboat Chartering and Advanced Coastal Cruising trips this November and December. If your 2006 training plan includes advancement to any of these levels and he has not been able to contact you yet, you need to let us know immediately! We are in the final booking stages for these limited class dates from Punta Gorda, Florida.
|So What's Been Going On?|
Meal Preparation & Safety
Frank Corbett exceeded the expectations of this month's participants in
our Meal Preparation clinic. "So why does a sailing school teach
cooking classes?", you might ask.
Many times on-the-boat food born illnesses make the trip memorable for all the wrong reasons. This class was designed specifically to address those dangers.
Although the emphasis is on marine environment meal safety, all the theory, tips and tricks apply to home, holiday or special event cooking.
For more information about this unusual offering visit our web: Meal Prep & Safety
Is There A Hole
In The Lake?
We're down around 10' and we've moved the Trimaran from Aqualand Dock Y to ZB right beside the Colgate. By year end the lake could be down by as much as 17 feet according to Corp predictions. This is just fine with us because since most boaters on Lanier don't have depth sounding equipment they just stay home, leaving the lake to those with a bit more professional attitude toward safe navigating. By year's end every student will be required to bring a gallon of water with them up to the boat so we can pour it in prior to departure! (:>)
We do not anticipate any further changes in our operations due to falling lake levels. The lake is just fine, come on in!
Coming Online In October
YOU'VE BEEN WARNED! Start booking classes now or stand in line.
Tickets Are Required -
Acknowledgement Of Receipt!
After signing onto our Web Calendar Page, you can now view your list of class bookings via the "MY SUMMARY" menu option. By clicking the "View Family Summary" option you can view the booking for your family members.
You can click on the class description below for more information.
Ground School Classes:
|10/17, 19 & 24||Coastal Navigation_a|
|10/21||Basic Coastal Cruising|
|11/07||Advanced Coastal Cruising|
|11/14 & 16||Basic Keelboat Sailing Theory|
|Sailing Outings: (Check the web site for exact times)|
|10/07||Sunset Cruise (Ghost of Lanier Cruise)|
|Sailing Outing (Skills & Drills)|
|10/14||Sunset Cruise (Ghost of Lanier Cruise)|
|Sailing Outing (Skills & Drills)|
|10/15||Sailing Outing (Skills & Drills)|
|10/21||Sailing Outing (Skills & Drills)|
|10/28||Sailing Outing (Skills & Drills)|
|10/29||Sailing Outing (Skills & Drills)|
SALE! GOT SOMETHING TO SELL? Try Our
For Sale New 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.
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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.
I'd like to take this opportunity to thank all our students for their loyal support through the seasons 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 someone 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!