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HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Boat Restoration Class beginning soon!!


Boat Building & Restoration doesn’t have to be SCARY, especially if you’ve got an experienced shipwright like Bonneville’s DeWitt Smith to share proven hands-on methods. Sign up now!  801.636.5204

 Classes: “Restoration Techniques”
See Course Description for 5 areas of boat repair covered in this series of five, 2hr classes:
Mondays: November 12, 19, 26  December 3,10
Tuesdays: November 13, 20, 27  December 4, 11

Work Sessions: “Star Fleet” series.
Help us restore our newly acquired fleet of wooden Olympic Star Class keelboats. Work alongside our experienced instructors as we undertake to get our fleet going for the Bonneville School of Sailing. Emphasis will be on teaching you the “How To” of the task at hand at whatever stage our restoration project is in.    Work sessions are $15, with a student limit of 5 per night.
Thursdays: Nov 1, 8, 15, 29,  Dec 6, 13, 20

The Flying Dutchman

Some SCARY stories for HALLOWEEN 2012
taken from “ Cruisers Forum”

Out in the Gulf at about midnight I passed a big 25 foot glowing ball. It was about 20 feet down and about 15 feet away from the boat. At first I thought it was a sleeping whale but I realized whales are not perfectly round. Hmm I think, that sure was strange. Then about fifteen minutes later I pass another glowing ball right off my beam, it was smaller say about fifteen feet in diameter and seemed much deeper down in the water. The glow was the same glow you see with phosphorescence but it was as bright as a light bulb (kinda like a greenish light bulb with freckles of dimmer spots) it didn't change brightness or pulse as you would see with a bioluminescence when disturbed. It was so bright I could see it at least a half mile away. The weirdest part is it stayed perfectly still though the wave action was a bit rough. To this day I am not sure what I saw - maybe giant jellyfish? Aliens hanging out before the big invasion? A unmanned sub(s)?

This isn’t so strange but it was creepy! One night I was becalmed about 400 miles offshore with the full moon hanging low right off my bow (beautiful!). I had been becalmed for two days so the seas were perfectly flat with not a breath of wind. The boat suddenly shifted and turned an exact 180 within her own boat length (took about 6 seconds). I now had the full moon off my stern. It felt like someone had attached a painter to the bow and just spun her around (a 37foot 20 thousand pound boat). I saw no currents in the water or funny waves just quiet flat water as far as the eye can see. Very creepy. Erika

I haven't seen it myself, but I've heard other people report the same thing as Erika - big glowing circles or spheres. They didn't know what it was either but used the same exact description: First thought a whale going through some bioluminescence, then realized whales aren't round. Very curious.. Mariness

WOW! glad to know I am not the only one that has seen these things, was it in the Gulf of Mexico too? Very interesting. Erika

A true ghost story

My favorite haunted ship story, Baychimo

Dave Barry on Halloween

Tall Ship HMS Bounty lost at sea

Predictions for the 2013 Americas Cup (REALLY SCARY)

We hope you have a fun and safe Halloween!
Bonneville School of Sailing

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