Sailing Clinic & Racing Program Dates. Boat Building
Our Offshore Passage Making crew has been island-hopping in the Bahamas and having a wonderful time. We will have more info & pictures in our next newsletter.
There seems to be an unusual excitement in the air with the much hyped America's Cup coming to San Fransisco in 2013. With that major sailing event, comes increased interest in sail boat racing and a better knowledge of the history as well as application of using just wind to lift a boat to speeds in excess of 40 miles an hour. If you would like to experience some of that excitement, we have a few racing opportunities you just may want to cross off your bucket list.
Bonneville now has access to two Olson 30's, a gifted and well qualified instructor and some wide open spaces to let these two thoroughbred racers off the chain. Join us for an opportunity to compete in a one design match race around the buoys, while learning trim, balance, and tuning secrets that are directly applicable to your racer/cruiser.
1 1/2 DAY INTRODUCTION TO RACING CLINIC
August 17 & 18, 2012
This clinic will begin on Friday evening from 6 - 9 PM and continue on Saturday from 9 AM - 5:30 PM. Lunch from Kneaders will be included. For more detailed information go here.
4 DAY RACING COURSE
August 24 (1/2 day) & 25
September 13 (1/2 day) & 14
Final race day TBA
This is a more intensive race course covering everything from A - Z. To help you retain all that you have learned we will spend an extra day out on the water practicing racing and putting your new skills to use. Click here for complete information on the racing course.
West Marine Sailing Gloves, Team Shirts, and Saturday lunches will be included.
SAILING TECHNIQUES & TRICKS FOR THE DAYSAILOR & CRUISER
1 Day Clinic - August 4, 2012
If you're not interested in knowing how to sail the paint off your boat, come aboard our Catalina 27 to learn valuable trimming and rigging/tuning techniques for the daysailer or cruiser. We'll be practicing spinnaker sets, head sail change ups, apparent wind relationships to boat headings, and more, at a leisurely pace. For more information go here.
BOAT BUILDING SURVEY
If you have ever thought of building your own boat please fill out our SURVEY so we can help you get started. Our boat builder DeWitt Smith has been building boats since he was 13 years old and can give you all the instruction and help you need for your project.
As always we look forward to being out on the water and have really enjoyed all of those who have sailed with us.
Bonneville School of Sailing