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Winter Sailing Seminars

Open to the Public
Consecutive Thursday evenings, 7 - 8:30 PM

January 29 - March 12
Utah Lake State Park Visitors Center

                                                   2015  SEMINAR  SCHEDULE

January 29:  Sailing Distant Oceans. A report from our 2014 Utah Flotilla to the BVI's. We filled 5 boats, (1 cat and 4 monohulls) from our own Utah sailing community, and experienced some of the best blue water sailing in the world. Two of our skippers, Mike Harmer (lead Captain) and Dave Braeden will share their accounts of "Sailing the Drake".

February 5:  The Yacht Clubs of Utah. An interesting look at organized sailing in our desert state. So far, the Great Salt Lake Yacht Clubthe Park City Yacht Club and Get Wet Sailing have responded to our invitation to share their programs with us. From racing to women's programs, to juniors and just good old socials, Utah sailing is alive and well. Discover what they have to offer.

February 12:  Inside Oracle Team USA. Oracle's own CIO (Chief Information Officer), Mark Sunday, will share his up-close and personal insights on race preparations and strategies from Oracles historical and unprecedented come from behind victory, retaining the 2013 Americas Cup trophy.  

February 19:  Schooner Adventuress. The 100 year anniversary of this historic teaching vessel was recently celebrated in 2013. Emery George, crew member and volunteer docent aboard Adventuress, has served and sailed aboard this iconic page out of American sailing history. Learn how you too can sail the Pacific as a family or as an able bodied crew member aboard the Port Townsend based Adventuress.

February 26:  Water Music Concert. A first for the seminar series. A live performance from "The Cellar Door", makes up the trio of accomplished musicians, Larry and Jeannie Vincent and brother Stephen Vincent. Acoustic music themed just for all you sailors.

March 5:  State of the Lake message. Reed Price, Director of the Utah Lake Commission will bring us up to speed on recent lake issues such as the much publicized algae bloom scare, carp removal, phragmite battle, low water levels and even news of "the bridge". Yes, that perennial and persistent topic returns.

March 12:  Sailing Distant Oceans. Our remaining BVI Flotilla Skippers will share their adventures and images as they sailed the Sir Francis Drake Channel. Each boat seemed to have it's own unique experiences. Follow Jay and Steven and Chris as they catch tuna for dinner, relax in the bubbling pool and discover a very "unusual" tree on Sandy Cay.

                                                                Active Captain App

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New this year. Roger Crosland will be sharing brief interesting technological developments (Apps, nav aids, and various sailing innovations) at the beginning of each seminar. If you have stumbled across some tool, gadget or electronic wizardry that would make our sailing better / more fun / safer, please share it by contacting Bonneville's e-mail ( ATTN: Roger.

Joel from Rudder Craft, has again donated a beautiful tiller handle as swag give-away for this years seminars. There are some impressive door prizes this year from West Marine, Distant Shores Sailing DVD's, Energy Solutions, NauticEd, Sweet Tooth FairyConch BVI Charters . . . and more.  Are you feelin' lucky?

                                                            Utah Lake Legacy
                                                      Full length Video (56 min)

                                                    Good Stuff from K Mag, Ullman Sails

We have a few new legislators that have been voted in, and they need to be contacted about taking care of marine hazards in the Provo Marina. Please drop them an e-mail . . . and it wouldn't hurt to remind the old guard again, that we (Utah Lake Users) are concerned about making our sailing grounds as safe as possible.

The Governor has ear marked funding for our state parks but we will have to make our voices heard for those allocations and let our legislators know we need to improve our sailing grounds.

As a sailing community, lets show our "sailidarity" by attending the upcoming Governor's Board Meeting, January 29th at 7:30 AM,  at the Historic Old Provo County Courthouse, on University Avenue, Grand Ballroom. Seating for interested public is provided. Utah Lake issues are on the agenda.

The following are state legislator names that the Utah Lake Commission has suggested we contact, about marine hazards and/or dredging concerns:



David E Lifferth
Eagle Mountain, UT 84005
Cell Phone: 801-358-9124

Jacob Anderegg
Lehi, UT 84043
Cell Phone: 801-901-3580

Michael Kennedy
Alpine, UT 84004

Keven Stratton
Orem, UT 84097

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 :

Kay Christofferson
Lehi, UT 84043

Brian Greene
Pleasant Grove, UT84062

Val Peterson
Orem, UT 84057

Bradley Daw
Orem, UT 84097

Keith Grover
Provo, UT 84604

Francis Gibson
Mapleton, UT 84664

Marc Roberts
Santaquin, UT 84655

Norman Thurston
Provo, UT 84606


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

Diedre Henderson
Spanish Fork, UT 84660


Mark Madsen
Saratoga Springs, UT 84045


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


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

Alvin Jackson
Highland, UT 84003



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

Thank you so much for your support.  Your voice really can make a difference!

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