Bay Area’s Tradewinds Sailing School and Club’s Group Sailing Adventures Sell Out

Richmond, California (EastBayDaily) — Featuring premier sailing lessons and sailboat rentals and charters throughout Sacramento and the Bay Area, Tradewinds Sailing School and Club has already sold out of availability for two of its three upcoming group sailing adventures to the San Juan Islands and Grenada.

“Since Tradewinds' training focus is on cruising, we offer our members the opportunity to experience cruising with other members and experienced skippers,” Matt Kepner of Tradewinds Sailing School and Club said. “Each year, we pick locations that are popular old favorites or ones that are new to all of us.”

The sailing adventures are always highly anticipated events, and places for the San Juan Islands Adventure scheduled for this June 15 to June 22 have long been sold out, with three boats joining the journey. The trip to Grenada, which will take place from Oct. 3 to Oct. 13, also sold out with 11 boats participating.

“Grenada, the Spice Island, way down at latitude 12, is home to beautiful beaches, spice plantations, rum distilleries and colorful coral gardens. Relatively undiscovered, the new charter base here has been open for less than a year,” Kepner said.

Those who missed the opportunity will still have one more chance to join a sailing adventure, as the sailing school is currently finalizing details for a La Paz and the Sea of Cortez trip for July 2013.

“Going on a group cruise gives you the chance to learn the ins and outs of chartering a boat, experience a week or more of living onboard, including provisioning, cooking and boat care, as well as practically applying your navigation skills and making new friends,” Kepner said.

In the past, Tradewinds Sailing School has arranged trips to France, Turkey, Spain, Greece, St. Martin, Tahiti and Thailand. The adventures also include trips along the Pacific West Coast.

Those who have their own group and are qualified as skippers can also charter their own boats and join the club flotilla. This allows for more flexibility on the size of boat and crew, as well as selecting one’s own provisioning package and other options.

For more information about any of Tradewinds Sailing School’s services, call 510-232-7999, view the sailing club on the Web at or visit 2580 Spinnaker Way in Richmond.

About Tradewinds Sailing School and Club

Established in 1962, Tradewinds Sailing School and Club is a family-owned and -operated business in the Sacramento and Bay areas that offers a full range of American Sailing Association courses, from basic keelboat to offshore passage making. The sailing school also offers its own specialty sailing lessons, like advanced motoring and docking, and advanced anchoring. Tradewinds Sailing School features an unlimited sailing membership, sailboat rentals and charters. For less than a typical Bay Area monthly slip rent, clients can sail as much as they like on the sailing club’s fleet of well-maintained boats.


Matt Kepner
Tradewinds Sailing School