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What if? Crane Day, New Classes

Our  2013 Winter Sailing Seminars have come to an end. 
We appreciate everyone who supported us through their attendence and encouragement. We are interested in your sailing dreams and would like to hear which sailing related topics would be of most interest to you for next year. Click reply and let us know.

Thanks again to all of our seminar sponsors for some great door prizes:
West Marine, BuoyWeather (Bob Steel), Blue Plate Diner, La Casita Restaurant, Joe Vera's Restaurant, Bintz Restaurant Supply, Milwaulkee Rigging, Nautic Ed, Latitude 38 Sailing Magazine, Utah Lake State Park Rangers, Get Wet Sailing (Terry Judd), UVU Campus Recreation (Clay Chivers) and all you Salty Dawgs who have filled the chairs.

We will be hiring a crane to help safely step our masts. If you would like reduced rates to put up your mast, give us a call and we'll put you on the list. We'll start setting up in the Provo Marina parking lot sometime next week.

Most of the ice is off the lake.  It is always fascinating to watch the ice formations that occur on the jetties each year as the ice flows start to stack up. These photos were taken last week . . . but this ice is now gone.

If  you are interested in attending the last BOAT RESTORATION CLASS tonight on:
“Sails: Basic design & force theory, construction, maintenance & repairs”
Give us a call at 801.636.5204.

If you are working on a boat project or have some repairs to do please check out our Spring offerings.  Classes will begin on April 9th and you can sign up for the whole series or just the class you need (dependent on available space).

Topics include:
Advanced Marine Woodworking – Epoxy based repairs (April 9th)
Advanced Marine Woodworking – Bending wood (April 16th)
Metals, Mechanical & Electrical – fitting out; a new season (April 23rd)
Sails & Rigging – fitting out; a new season (April 30th)
Paints & Varnish – creating a yacht finish (May 7th)

Come and help us restore our Olympic Star Boats. Click here for more info.

Our multi talented shipwright, DeWitt Smith, has been catering for many years now, and is willing to haul his smoker down to the lake for a SPRING OPENING SOCIAL. Probably $10 a person for smoked brisket, BBQ ribs, or BBQ Chicken plus a side and roll. If you'd like to get stuffed and then go sailing, give us a call. Sometime in mid April.

For those who would like a blue-water experience . . .
Preparation is the key to safety and success. Would you know what to do in these situations?
- What signal flag must you fly when you make your first landfall at a foreign country?
- If the wind is blowing at Force 9 on the Beaufort scale, what sea conditions will you experience?

Doug Hendricks, our OPM instructor will answer these questions and introduce you to some very valuable information that you would need to know for an ocean passage such as
  • Preparing the boat for an offshore voyage
  • Provisioning for long ocean passages
  • Route planning and weather routing
  • Equipment aboard an offshore passage making vessel
  • Safety at sea
  • Watch scheduling and what happens while off watch
  • Meteorology at sea, including SSB radio WeatherFax reception and interpretation
  • Heavy weather sailing
  • Handling emergencies offshore
  • Fending off space aliens (A possibly useful skill in the Bermuda Triangle)

We hope to see you on the water soon!  We are now taking reservations for spring sailing lessons.

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