August 22, 2013

Capri racing | Photo by Emily Roder
Sail the San Juans on Orion
Upcoming OUPV Classes
Capri 22 Racing Update
Oktoberfest Flotilla & Tasting Party
Name the new Capri 22!
We are adding a sixth Capri 22 to the Windworks fleet, and we need you--our trusted members-- to decide on a name.

VOTE HERE for your favorite 
oz charcters  
This new boat will be joining Twister, Scarecrow, Toto, Flying Monkey, and Munchkin. If you haven't figured out the theme yet, hopefully this poll will help.

Bareboat Cruising Course
view full August calendar online

Thursday evenings through Sept. 5 
6 PM - sunset  

$25 member/$35 non-member RSVP. 




Friday, August 23

6 PM - 8 PM

No RSVP needed!

10 AM - 12 PM

Sunday, August 25

Saturday, September 7 


1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Sunday, September 15 


$55. RSVP.  

Sunday, September 8 
10 AM - 2 PM || Grand Prix & Hunt 
2:30 PM - 6 PM || Party & Awards 
9 AM - 5 PM each day
Call for pricing. RSVP. 

Basic Keelboat

Mon., Sept. 9 - Weds., Sept. 11


Basic Cruising 

Mon.. Sept. 23 - Weds., Sept. 25 



Sat., Sept. 14 - Sun., Sept. 15
$1,050 for each vessel 
RSVP. One last vessel/team needed - Selkie or Limu are still available! 



Fri., Sept. 20 - Sun., Sept. 22
*JUST ADDED: Fri., Sept. 27 - Sun., Sept. 29 *

Call for pricing. RSVP.

Fri., Sept. 27 - Sun., Sept. 29 
$690 for Windworks members and their guests | $750 for all others   
RSVP. Space is limited!

Saturday, October 12
6 PM - 8 PM
All club members over 21 welcome! 
Taste the 3 specialty brews of the Windworks flotilla in our home office! Wear your best Bavarian gear and celebrate the worldwide tradition!
Skippers out to sea
Recently two Windworks captains, Andy Brooking and Eulalie Sullivan, have headed off on epic sailing trips.

Andy and his wife Betty, pictured below with First Mate Jesse, are keeping a blog of their adventures. Check out their blog.
Andy and crew

This fall is a great time to take our most advanced cruising course-- a week-long adventure led by two Windworks skippers.

Monday, October 7 - Friday, October 11 $1,750. RSVP. 

. . . and don't forget to take the prerequisite Coastal Navigation course!

Saturday, September 21 & Sunday, September 22 | 9 AM - 5 PM
$375. RSVP. 
Orion on the Sound
Exclusive & all-inclusive weekend cruise on Orion

Sign up today for next month's cruise on the classic wooden yawl Orion.   

Friday, Sept. 27 - Sunday, Sept. 28  

Watch for orcas, Dall's porpoises, puffins, and other marine wildlife. Learn about the craft of sailing a traditionally rigged sailboat. Or just sit back and relax while the crew does the dirty work! Take advantage of our special Windworks "members and friends" price.  


$690 for Windworks members & guests*



All meals are included in the price! Trip  leaves from and returns to Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes.


Depart Anacortes at 1 PM on Friday

Return to Anacortes at 5 PM on Sunday.  



*$750 for those not affiliated with Windworks 


Questions? Comments? Complaints? Compliments? Queries?

Sharing your opinion with the Windworks staff has never been easier. Simply click here to submit your feedback in a simple and easy online feedback form
Benefit for Fleet Manager David White
Join Us Tomorrow Night for David White Benefit  
Party with Windworks, bid on lots of cool items--and help Davey!

After sustaining substantial injuries in an accident last week, Windworks Fleet Manager David White has been starting the long road to recovery. Fortunately he is receiving the care he needs to make a full recovery, but with additional medical costs plus the cost of being out of work while he heals from surgery, Dave could use our help.
The larger Windworks community has already shown an overwhelming amount of support for Dave--from dock staff past and present who have stepped up to fill in for an irreplaceable employee to vessel owners and captains and club members who donated items to tomorrow's auction.

The benefit and silent auction starts tomorrow (Friday) at 6 PM. Auction items include free charters, private lessons, fine art, photo sessions, and much more-- all generously donated by staff, members, and friends.


If you can't make the event, we will also be collecting donations at the front desk through next week. It's not too late to donate items either, so contact the office if you would like to contribute.  

Thank you all SO MUCH for your continued support of Windworks and our staff.   


Benefit & Silent Auction for David White
Friday, August 23
6 PM - 8 PM

100% of the proceeds go to help Davey pay his medical bills! 
Selected items for auction include:
- 7 day charter on Angelique
- Coastal Passage Making Course (Oct. 7 - 11)
- Skippered Doghouse II charter through the Locks and dinner at Chinooks
- 4 hour private lessons
- Skippered charterers
- Fine art print of Shilshole (right)
- And much, much, much more!
Bavaria 34 - Chester
Get Your "Six-Pack" License!

OUPV (6-Pack) and Master classes coming this fall 

The OUPV or "Operator of Uninspected Passenger Vessels" is commonly called the "six-pack" license because it certifies you to take passengers for hire-- up to six at a time.

You can take the required class right here at Windworks. Taught by Captain Robert Reeder at Seattle Merchant Mariner Training, these classes are designed to help you confidently navigate the course material. You will take all exams during scheduled class time, and after successful completion of the course, you will be qualified to apply for your USCG credential.  



OUPV ("Six-Pack") Courses  

9 AM - 5 PM each day (excluding weekends) 
8 days of instruction + 2 days of testing


October 7 - October 18, 2013

October 21 - November 1, 2013

November 25 - December 6, 2013

December 9 - December 20, 2013

View course description. Call the Windworks office for more information!


Greg Norwine Grand Prix & Scavenger Hunt on September 8
Scavenger Hunt & Grand Prix Coming Soon 
Get ready for an all-day mega-event and celebration on September 8!


There is definitely something for everyone at this new club-wide event. 

Starting at 10 AM, the day begins with two fun competitions-- the Grand Prix and Scavenger Hunt. Capri 22 racers compete for the Greg Norwine Cup while cruisers head out for a daysail with a twist.

Interested in skippering a vessel for the scavenger hunt? Contact Holly Walker, Windworks Office Manager, at for more information. Smartphones (at least one per boat) are recommended for the scavenger hunt.
After the morning excitement, all sailors (and non-sailors!) are invited to the afternoon after-party. Windworks will host a free lunch picnic with food, beer and wine. Club members not on vessels that day are highly encouraged to RSVP for the patio party.

We will be selling raffle tickets for door prizes (gear, books, charter discounts, and more!) and 100% of the proceeds from raffle tickets and donations will go to Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.



Event schedule for Sunday, September 8
10 AM - 2 PM || Grand Prix Capri Racing & Scavenger Hunt
2:30 PM - 6 PM || FREE Picnic, Beer & Wine Garden
4 PM || Award Ceremony - Awards for the Grand Prix champions and Scavenger Hunt winners; door prizes for raffle winners


Join the Capri Racers in a Sprint to the Finish toga
Only three more chances to race in the regular season
Most spirited sailors in togas (Photo by Emily Roder)

The competition is fierce and Nicole Hansen is in the lead--by only 3 points! Check out the updated standings 

and sign up for the last three Thursday night races. You can't win if you don't show up! 


After the last regular Thursday race on September 5, the season finishes up with a grand finale-- the Greg Norwine Grand Prix on September 8. Call the office to reserve your spot!


Thursday Night Capri Racing

Races every week through September 5

6 PM - sunset

$25 for Windworks members

$35 for non-members 


All levels are welcome. Each vessel must have

at least one Basic Keelboat certified member on board. 


Windworks Exclusive "Brews Cruise" Event
Brew your own beer on this super fun overnight  

Here's the plan: A three-boat flotilla of "brew masters" will depart Shilshole on Saturday, September 14 and sail up to the Port of Edmonds where they brew their own beer at Gallaghers'.  


Each crew/team will brew one batch of beer to enter in the Windworks Oktoberfest Brew Challenge; the beers will be tasted and judged by their at the Oktoberfest party (details below).   


EpiphanyMark II have been claimed but Selkie or Limu are available for this flotilla adventure as the third and final vessel. The cost of each vessel is $1,050, which includes fuel, overnight moorage, and the batch of custom brew! (Bar tabs at Gallagher's not included!)   

There is still room -- call the office ASAP and choose either Limu or Selkie! Snag the boat, grab a crew, and brew!  


If you're interested in skippering one of the vessels, assemble your own brew team of club members, and get ready for an EPIC weekend.     


Gallaghers' Brewing Flotilla

Saturday, September 14 - Sunday, September 15

$1,050 per vessel. Call for details.  



Saturday, October 12

6 PM - 8 PM

21+ event.  

Windworks will be hosting an Oktoberfest event--open to all--where the three beers brewed by your fellow club members at Gallagher's will be available to sample--and judge!

The judging will be based upon two criteria: taste of the brew and creativity of the brew name and label. Prizes shall be awarded. Egos shall be squashed. And a good time shall be had by all.

Did I hear that the staff will be clad in lederhosen and dirndls?!  Mark your calendar and come see for yourself.

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