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Bob Steel - Ocean Racer, Celestial Navigation Class Beginning Soon



This Thursday, February 7, 2013
7-8:30 PM
Utah Lake State Park

Don’t miss this one. Bob's extensive ocean racing career includes the Newport Cabo, Transpac LA to Tahiti, Transpac to Hawaii (5 times), Bermuda Race (2 times), SORC Six Race Series including Miami Nassau (7 times), Jamaica Race, Annapolis Newport, Mazatlan Race, La Paz Race, One Ton Worlds England, Transatlantic Bermuda Spain, Admiral's Cup / Fastnet Race, San Fransico Big Boat Series (12 times), and more.
When he's not racing (???), Bob is responsible for developing global marine weather services for
"Buoyweather", headquartered in Huntington Beach, as well as consulting with Nautor's Swan Yachts as a maintenance and management specialist. Mr. Smith is also involved as an event consultant with the Nautor's Swan Rolex Regattas, Newport Beach. He has designed and built offshore racing yachts for Al Cassel, John Calley and Dennis Conner.
Bob will also share his cruising and boat delivery experiences. Lots of great slides and videos from an illustrious career.
Please come early as the room.... may run out of room. Sorry if we have to turn anybody away.


Our next seminar will be February 21, with Clay and Kim Chivers
Join Clay and Kim as they travel to the west coast to purchase their "new to them", Catalina 27 and sail her to Catalina Island for an "unusual" shake down cruise.

DeWitt Smith
February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19
Tuesday Nights 7:00 - 9:30 pm

This "How-to" series of classes will concentrate on building a  new tiller, designing and building a foil: rudder or centerboard, designing and building a spar, and marlinspike seamanship.  The last class will be open to whatever you would like to learn. Come and join Dewitt for some valuable knowledge for any sailboat owner.    
Cost:  5 - 2 1/2 hour classes $200.00.   Individual classes $45.00 each (limited to space available after series enrollment).

If you're not a "Dung Beetle" you may want to (need to) take our Celestial Navigation class.
Doug Hendricks does a fantastic job of teaching us all about the starry starry night, and how to use celestial bodies to locate your exact possition on the face of the earth. Sextants, calculators, palm pilots, almanacs, plotting tools, handouts and a brilliant C.N. book are all provided to satiate your curiousity about "how those old guys used to navigate before GPS". Reserve your seat now for Bonneville's popular Celestial Navigation Class. March 1, 8,15 and 22.

If you were wise enough to take Doug's Celestial Navigation Class, you would now be well prepared to move to the next level of seamanship, in our Offshore Passage Making Course. This course begins with classroom instruction on what to expect on an ocean passage.  Some of the topics covered are navigation, weather, safety, crew responsibilities, food preparation, and night watches.  This class is a good preparation for anyone interested in sailing on the ocean.
Cost: $150.00          Dates:
April 19, 26 and May 3.
The actual passage will take place in July  aboard the 42' yacht "LIFE" out on the Spanish Main.
There are two crew spots left.

For reservations / questions on the above offerings,
call Louise at 801.636.5204.

Nice digs on new carbon fiber TAG 60 catamaran.
But wait, there's more....
Awsome virtual tour of this boat.

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Our Catalina Cruise is now full.
visit our 2012 trip on our new video page.

This just in !!!
2 Crew positions available
private state room
Antigua to Hatteras, North Carolina
aboard beautiful 40' Bavaria, Nepomuk
Itinerary still somewhat flexible
Early April departure from Antigua
Some island hopping before blue water departure
We sailed with skipper, Peter Homann, aboard Nepomuk in Croatia
Night watches and crew duties expected on ocean passage
Great opportunity to expand your sailing resume
$700/week per person or $1500 per person, for entire trip.

'Dis not gonna happen agin' Mon

Bonneville School of Sailing

Contact Us
    •   (801) 636.5204
    •  Utah Lake State Park
       4440 West Center St.
       Provo, Utah 84601
        •  M-Sat: 8am - 9pm