April is the traditional starting month for the sailing season even in year around locales like Los Angeles and San Francisco. With the recent announcement of Beneteau partnering up with us to give sailors in North America more choices, we are getting the word out at boat shows from coast to coast in April!
We kick the month off in California, April 9-12 2015, in both San Francisco and Los Angeles and conclude the month, April 24-26, 2015 at the Annapolis Spring Show. Make plans to visit us at any of these three big shows or contact the base thats nearest to you to get all the info you need to help you make this the sailing season you’ve been dreaming of!
First up is the reintroduction of SailTime in Marina del Rey, which is at the main harbor serving Los Angeles proper. Established in 2005 Sailtime Marina Del Rey is now under new ownership with a professional team, headed up by Grant Walstrom, in partnership with Naos Yachts, promises to bring good times to a very deserving sailing community. Come to the Marina del Rey MarinaFest Boat Show, Saturday and Sunday, April 11 and 12 from 11am to 5pm to learn about the exciting things happening here. The base will be debuting a brand new Oceanis 38. You’ll be able to save $500 on your membership by signing u right at the show. You’ll also be able to check out our fleet of American Sailing Association Beneteau First 22 training boats and get info on lessons which are getting under way. You can also learn about the luxurious Oceanis 45 that will be joining the fleet there later in the Spring.
During this same weekend, running from Thursday to Sunday, April 9-12, on the Oakland waterfront, Strictly Sail Pacific returns for one of the best shows in the entire country, especially if you are a sailor! Our San Francisco Base will be showing their new Beneteau Oceanis 38 from slip S60. There are only two Classic memberships left on this already! For new members who join at the show, Captain Lisa is waiving the annual membership requirement so you can literally get your feet wet! Additionally, Lisa is offering 1/2 price ASA training to help get you on the water sooner than later! With high demand, the base is also looking to add at least one new 30-40 ft Beneteau or Hunter yacht immediately. Potential berthing includes Sausalito or South Beach too! After the boat show, on April 18th, the base will be hosting an open house for people who couldn’t come to the show or couldn’t make up their mind there!
SailTime Northeast Florida will be at the Southeast US Boat Show, held at Jacksonville’s Metro Park and Marina on April 10, 11 and 12. We’ll be aboard our charter boat ‘Blew Bayou’, a 42 ft Manta catamaran. Stop by and talk with them about Captained Charters, Bareboat rentals, ASA sailing classes and membership sailing in historic St. Augustine. There will be a very special SailTime ‘Boat Show Special’, available only at the show which also features music, food, activities, a tiki bar… and boats, boats, boats…
To close out April, come to Annapolis for the Spring Show, April 24-26, 2015. Our Annapolis sailing base there will be showing a brand new Beneteau 37, joining the fleet now! At the show we will be making our official announcement about the American Sailing Association, Beneteau America and SailTime joining forces to offer the “Onboard Sailing workshop” which will include 30 minutes of classroom and then 90 minutes on the water with an intro lesson at the show! The Beneteau/ASA First 22’s used in this program will become our ASA 101 teaching boats in Annapolis after the show. If you sign up for membership at the show, you’ll get one FREE month! ASA 101 is also discounted if you sign up at the show. New boat owners will get to sail free until their new boat is ready to go – literally buy today, sail tomorrow!
There is a lot of excitement this Spring at all of our bases. Now, you can choose between Marlow-Hunter and Beneteau monohulls and Gemini Catamarans – ALL made in the USA!