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Where in the World is Amara? Stateroom Available for Catalina


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This just in from Doug Hendricks aboard Amara
(Doug is Bonneville's OPM Instructor and Celestial Navigation Instructor)

Since the time that I joined [Amara] we spent three months island hopping through Indonesia.  Then we started off across the Indian Ocean heading toward South Africa.  We're currently about two thirds of the way there.  We've stopped for a short break at Reunion Island, a little to the east of Madagascar.  
The sailing up to now has been very easy... trades winds at our back and no bad storms.  The next leg of our trip will be a bit trickier  After leaving Reunion we'll head south, out of the trade wind zone and into the region that's known for frequent storms.  We'll try to watch the weather forecast and avoid the worst of the storms, but the trip from here to South Africa is long enough that no weather forecast is accurate out that far in advance.  We might have to endure a bit of semi-heavy weather... but hopefully no really bad stuff. 

                             Good luck and safe passage to Amara and all her crew.


Due to a cancellation we now have a
for the
Catalina Island Cruise
October 22-25, 2014
Call Louise at 801-636-5204 if you are interested in this memorable trip.

  DeWitt (Bonneville's Shipwright) had a great presentation of Viking Boat Building
at the Renaissance Faire.  He was kept very busy talking to interested people and
showing them period tools, rigging for a Viking boat, wooden fasteners and more. 
It was fascinating to see the ingenious and resourceful use of natural materials
available in that

Great Job DeWitt!

Thank you to all who have written the legislators! 
If you haven't done so yet please take the opportunity now.

An e-mail from Reed Price
Director of the Utah Lake Commission

Hi Todd,
Sailing season done?  Had our GB meeting today.  At the end, Mike McKell said he’s getting contacted by numerous sailors wanting to dredge the harbors.  He said he advises them to be involved with the Commission and gives them the website, etc.  We told him that you are frequently there and that we had several sailing representatives at Tech Committee meetings.  It might be beneficial to have you and others attend and comment during the public comment section of our meetings to show the board (and legislators) your support of our efforts and to voice any needs you may want them/us to consider.

If you can make the next Governing Board meeting, as a sailing/boating community, please try to attend. We'll let you know when that is, as we become aware. There will be time for public comment at the end of this meeting. Please share your concerns and actual experiences with groundings and hitting underwater hazards inside Utah Lake State Park Marina.  Your voice will be heard . . . and we can make a positive difference to improve our marina.


Becky Lockhart, Dist. 64
Provo, UT 84606
Home : 801-377-7428
Cell : 801-369-6784
Email :

Mike K. McKell, Dist. 66
Spanish Fork, UT 84660
Home : 801-210-1495
Email :

Dean Sanpei, District 63
Provo, Ut 84604-5717
Phone : 801-979-5711
Email :


Ralph Okerlund, District 24
Monroe, UT 84754
Work : 435-527-3370
Home : 435-527-3370
Cell : 435-979-7077
Fax : 435-527-3370
Email :

David Hinkins, District 27
Orangeville, UT 84537
Work : 435-748-2828

John L. Valentine, District 14
Orem, UT 84097
Home : 801-224-1693
Work : 801-373-6345
Fax : 801-377-4991
Email :

Margaret Dayton, District 15
Orem, UT 84058
Home : 801-221-0623

Curtis Bramble, District 16
Provo, UT 84604
Phone : 801-226-3663 or 801-373-1040
Cell : 801-361-5802
Fax : 801-812-8297
Email :

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