Utah Lake Festival, Crew Opening, Racing Intro Thursday
OFFSHORE PASSAGE MAKING
Fort Lauderdale to Marsh Harbor
July 6 - July 22
This is a great opportunity to learn all you need to know about sailing for an extended period out on the big bad ocean.
There's still a little space left on Bonneville's offshore sailing trip to the Bahamas this July. The plan for this year is to make the trip more laid back than it was last year, with several short hops between islands rather than one long passage. There will be plenty of time for exploring, snorkeling, or just relaxing. Scuba diving is also possible with equipment rentals that are available on some of the islands we'll be visiting. We'll be meeting up in Fort Lauderdale Florida on July 6th. The trip will end in Marsh Harbor on Great Abaco Island, on July 22. We'll be in the Marsh Harbor area for the last several days and so if you need to leave before the 22nd we can drop you off early with no problem. The cost for the trip is $1,800 per person, which includes all on-board expenses except food. Meals eaten on board are handled on a cost-sharing basis because several of the islands we'll be visiting have great restaurants and we'll probably want to eat some of our meals there. Each person is responsible for making their own travel arrangements to Florida and back from the Bahamas. For more information, contact Doug Hendricks at firstname.lastname@example.org.
STAR ARRIVES FROM PORTLAND
Dewitt has brought back the fifth Star keelboat, to add to Bonneville's fast building fleet. Work continues on the "Blue Star" and anyone wanting to learn boat restoration on these fascinating examples of sailing history is welcome to help out. Contact DeWitt for more info at email@example.com
INTRO TO SAILING ABOARD OUR OLSON 30'S
Wyewacket and Passing Wind are ready to race this Thursday evening from 6 - 8 PM. Come along for the ride for only $30.00 and see how fun these legendary racing boats really are.
Contact us at 801.636.5204 to reserve your spot.
CALL FOR ENTRIES
USA SUMMER GAMES REGATTA
- now just 3 weeks away, Saturday, June 8th
We have invited the catamarans and dinghies to compete with the keelboats in this year's Regatta on Utah Lake. Lots of boats - lots of fun!! Medals, T-shirts, West Marine swag, water bottles. Register online here for discounted prices.
BOATS THAT WORK, RECREATE & COMPETE ON UTAH LAKE
There will be a new twist to the Utah Lake Festival this year. We've invited those with boats who have worked or recreated or competed on Utah Lake, to bring them down to the festival to exhibit them on the large cement pad, north of the Visitors Center. Sounds like some very interesting boats will be showing up.
FREE COAST GUARD INSPECTION
The Coast Guard Auxillary is offering free vessel inspections and certifications as a "safe vessel" at the Utah Lake Festival, June 8. A great opportunity to find out if your fire extinguisher is good, etc., etc.!
INTERESTING FACEBOOK ENTRY
Two of Bonneville's students recently purchased a large catamaran in France and have sailed back across the Atlantic, through the Panama Canal and are now at anchor in the Galapagos. It's a great read.
If you come down to the Utah Lake Festival June 8, you can talk to one of the crew of the 133 foot schooner Adventuress, which will be on display at the Lake Union Festival. Emery will have his wooden dinghy at the Utah Lake Festival, and should be easy to find.
Bonneville School of Sailing