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Free Winter Sailing Seminars, Classes and our 2012 Year in Review Photos


January 24, 2013
Bonneville's first Winter Sailing Seminar is fast approaching. On Thursday, January 24, just over a week away, Doug Hendricks will introduce us to "Offshore Passage Making" and how to do it. Showing slides of last years passage to the Bahamas, Doug will share some of his years of experience crossing many oceans, many times. A great way to ( kind of ) feel the warm beach sand between your toes when it's -5 out.
Don't miss next week's Winter Sailing Seminar (January 31st) on our new Utah Stars!

March 1, 8, 15 & 22.
How can you find your way to the Bahamas, unless you know Celestial Navigation? Doug Hendricks, who uses sextant only navigation to pilot his boat on the ocean, will demistify the art of celestial navigation in this "must have" class. One of Bonneville's most popular classes, Doug will have you locating your present latitude and longitude after the first nights class. That means you are not lost anymore. A remote class option may be just what you need, if distance and scheduling are a challenge for you.


February 19, 26, March 5, 12, 19.

"The How-to Classes"
1.  "How to Build a New Tiller" (bending and laminating wood with epoxy)
2.  "How to Design, Build and Finish a Foil: Rudder or Centerboard" (carbon fiber reinforced)
3.  "How to Design and Build a Spar"  (solid and hollow masts and booms)
4.  "Marlinspike Seamanship"  (everything cordage; old to new, knots to rigging)
5.  "Crew's Choice"  (the class gets to pick the topic - what would you like to learn?)
Cost: 5 - 2 1/2 hour classes   $200.00.   Individual classes are $45.00 each.
For more information contact Dewitt Smith, Lead Instructor,

May 23-25, 2013
Our Adventure Cruise to Catalina Island is filling up fast. This is definately a snooze you loose offering. Sorry we do not have staterooms available any more, but there are still sleeping bag options aboard the roomy Lagoon 38, or you could opt for a cushy, but not very seamanlike, stay at one of Catalinas many on-shore accomodations. Roger Bliss will teach us all about big charter boat handling. Roger also brings along the very latest in electronic sailing gadgets for your new gear update. A great opportunity to experience blue water sailing plus the magic of Santa Catalina. Sounds like a two fer one to me. May 23 - 25.

We've only spent about a zillion hours putting this photo gallery together of our 2012 sailing season, so please, just take a few minutes to check out the month that you sailed with us, and see how marvelous you look with a tiller in your hand and the wind in your hair. And if you have photos you would like us to add to our Year in Review, send them in, and we'll post them.  A great way to remember the good old days when we weren't locked in the grips of an Ice Age.

We look forward to seeing you at our Winter Sailing Seminars.

Bonneville School of Sailing
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       4440 West Center St.
       Provo, Utah 84601
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