What we're about

We are about passing on the passion of sailing.

This group is about getting you connected with other people on boats to enjoy the pleasures of working together using just Wind and Water to get where you want to go.

No matter what your experience level, whether you are stuck on land, and think you'd like to try sailing, or have a boat and need crew, we are dedicated to helping you realize your dreams.

The truth is that to go sailing, you have to connect to sailors. We provide you the opportunity to get connected to group members who sail. These sailors host events and use the RSVP system associated with the software platform we use to facilitate those events.

NOTE: we are a social network, not a sailing club, yacht club or school. We are not a charter operation or an organization that schedules or acts as an agent for charters. We are a network of skippers and sailors. Some of the skippers in our network host events that members can attend, and we use the MeetUp Platform to facilitate that. Each Member of the Network, Skipper and sailor is responsible for learning and adhering to applicable laws and regulations. When you joined MeetUp to join this network, you agreed to certain terms of conditions that extend to the organizers, co-organizers, assistant organizers, and event hosts that use this platform to post events, which are called 'meetups' by the company that provides the software platform we use.

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Sailing Sardinia, Food and wine tour

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Contact Brent @ [masked] yachtfoot.com Sailing, food, wine tour with Yachfoot in Sardinia! Come join us for a trip of a lifetime! You will spend 11 days, 10 nights experiencing the Sardinian way of life and its natural beauty. The first 2 days you will have the option to explore the mountains and small towns in search of the secret to longevity. Sardinia hosts the most centenarians on the planet. With its natural beauty, great food, local wines, crystal clear waters, you will have a full experience of Sardinian lifestyle. The next 8 days you will be traveling by catamaran exploring the coastline and neighboring islands. With secluded bays, sea caves, private “Pink sand beaches, incredible underwater life to explore, this is truly a dream! We will conclude our trip with dinner, views, and memories for a lifetime. Additional food and wine option: This sailing route has been selected with stops every other night at well-known locals recommended restaurants. You will enjoy a 4-5 course meal with 2 paired with the dish glasses of wine. Sardinia is known for its wine and amazing healthy and flavorful meals, maybe that is why they live past 100 years. Price TBD DAY 1-3: OLBIA – SATURDAY • Check-in in Marina di Olbia from 5pm • Night in harbor or anchorages possible ( Liscia delle Salina in south of the Gulf of Olbia, or Isolotto Porri in the north) DAY 4: GULF OF OLBIA TOWARDS THE NORTH – SUNDAY • In the morning head north to Capo Figari 5nm away • Spend the night in the anchorage of Liscia di Vacca • On the way, many anchorages are accessible for a day stop DAY 5: ENTER THE MADDALENA ARCHIPELAGO – MONDAY • Navigation in this protected area means following rules: o Access and /or passages restricted, fishing restrictions o At sea and on land, to have the necessary license (please check with our base) o Be attentive to weather and navigation conditions • After breakfast, sail towards the East coast of Caprera island, with wonderful anchorages of Cala Portese or Cala Coticcio • Later in the day, make way to Caprera west coast or north east of Maddalena island (Cala Spalmatore, Porto Massimo or Cala Garibaldi) for the anchorage DAY 6: AROUND ISLANDS OF SANTA MARIA, BUDELLI AND RAZZOLI - TUESDAY • In the morning, time to discover the group of islands which is the jewel of the Maddalena archipelago, with crystal-clear waters and amazing sceneries • Enjoy the idyllic anchorages of Cala Santa Maria & Cala Giorgio • Those islands are very close, and you will only sail a few miles between them • Depending on weather conditions, you can spend the night in the vast & well protected anchorage of Porto Liscia on north coast of Sardinia. DAY 7: SARDINIA COAST - WEDNESDAY • Sail between the Maddalena Islands & Sardinia, in front of Palau, then towards Cannigione in the Gulf of Archazena (about 12nm) • You’ll find provisioning and/or restaurants in this authentic and peaceful village • If you prefer to party that night, you can head to Porto Cervo instead, from Santa Maria DAY 8: DISCOVERING THE COSTA SMERALDA - THURSDAY • Do not miss Cala di Volpe (12nm from Cannigione or 6nm from Porto Cervo) on your way with its tropical looks • Further south, you’ll find many anchorages close to Portisco or Porto Rotondo. DAY 9: BACK TO OLBIA - FRIDAY • Reach for the day the anchorages of Cala Moresca or Golfo Aranci just after Capo Figari • Enjoy a last swim before steering back to Olbia (5nm away) for 5pm • Night on board DAY 10 : MARINA DI OLBIA • Disembarking around 08h00/08h30 What's included 3 nights hotel accommodations (double occupancy) 7 nights on board a catamaran in cabin of booking class Kayak or Paddleboard will be provided Linens and towels Snorkeling equipment Fuel at end of charter Hull damage insurance Provisions for breakfast, lunch, minimum of 4 dinners depending on location, dinners ashore at Participant(s) expense. Cost: Peak $1600 Single $2200 Double $3600 Food and wine tour price TBD

Greece sailing vacation

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Contact us Here (http://yachtfoot.com/reservations/) Come explore the island of Greece with its rich history and mythology as we will give a toast to Poseidon for a safe journey through his sea. You will see many beautiful islands rich in culture, Fantastic food, warm waters and views you can only dream! We will start our sail out of Athens where you have 2-night hotel accommodation and time to relax and explore the city and its Ruins, Museums, wonderful food and drink. You will then board your catamaran for 7 nights and head out to our first island. Where you will be able to snorkel and take in the warm waters. The small towns we will visit are full of charm and history and look like a postcard. Make sure to have your camera handy as the views are amazing. There are so many islands and places to visit the sail route will be decided when the dates get closer. The sailing route below is a possible itinerary. Sail route can change due to weather and FUN! Day 1&2 Athens is rich in culture and is yours to explore the city and take in all the sights and food. Day 3-10 Locations below are planned stops but can change due to weather, base suggestions, time and fun. Poros, is full of charm of picturesque villages with traditional architecture to take in as you walk along cobblestone streets. The cost line has emerald bays for a stopover and snorkels lunch stop. Along the way, you will see fishing villages on the coast with mountains in the background. This stop will have something for everyone and will not disappoint. Spetses, is a place where cars are not allowed only bicycles and motorcycles. Perfect for our group with great restaurants, nightlife, and amazing beaches. This is a favorite getaway for locals so immerse yourself in culture and dance the night away. Nafplio, might be the most beautiful town in Greece filled with a medieval era presence in the towns and perfect beaches lining the coast for our lunch spots. The Town is great for Cafes and shops lining the coast. Hydra, is a quiet town with no motorized vehicles where donkeys have taken its place. Once you disembark you can climb to the old fort, take a donkey ride, stroll along the stone pathways or relax in a café and watch the fishermen come in with the daily catch. Epidavros, is a water playground. Time to get the snorkel equipment out and blow up the rafts to relax in the warm waters and get some good old vitamin D (sunshine) This might be a possible raft up location. Aegina, great last stop with a remote island of Moni with excellent snorkeling in clear water. This is a favorite place for Athenians to get away and enjoy the sunshine and cuisine. Return to Athens and enjoy the city with your new friends for a night. What's Included 3 nights hotel double occupancy and 7 nights on board All running costs Provisioning, Meals on board included breakfast, lunches, 3 dinner, remaining dinners ashore at your cost. Cost Peak berth, 1600 Single, 2200 Couples 3600 You can find out all the information at Yachtfoot.com Brent[masked]

2019 Tahit/Bora Bora

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Come explore the exotic waters of Tahiti with sights and memories you will not forget! This is a special place in the world with amazing waters crashing on the barrier reef, Pearl Farms, Crystal clear waters for snorkeling and diving and Black sand beaches very few get to experience. The lush, green, volcanic landscape of each Leeward Island rises steeply from a vivid, blue lagoon dotted with small white-sand beach islets. Each island paradise is encircled by a protective outer coral reef. Step ashore into the picture-poster scenery and discover that the hues are even more sublime than the photographs. Book now as yachts are limited! This is a very Special trip with our boat option as we offer single shared cabins with 2 single beds in one cabin! This is great as singles make the majority of the group! This sounds very far away but things are getting booked up already! You can see a short video with the link below of our 2018 trip https://www.facebook.com/YachtFoot/videos/246245849393063/ Event is being updated soon @ yachfoot.com Your boat!! 47ft Catana catamaran, This will be a 4 cabin, 4 head layout with the following equipment, Water Maker, Generator, AC, 2 forward cabins for single or double, 2 aft cabins for 2 singles (2 singled beds) or a couple Max occupancy 8 + captain and Chef (optional at extra charge) Boat is rated at 12 but we like to keep things roomy. Flights, You will need 2 round trip flights, 1, Fly to Papeete airport code PTT landing on[masked], Papeete to Raiatea on 10-12 and return on 10-19 Morning flights to match the group. What is included 3 nights hotel double occupancy (2 nights in front of sail and one night at the end) Hotel nights are located on Papeete, Tahiti. 7 nights on board a 47ft catamaran Round trip land transportation from airport to base on Raiatea *must travel with the group* Kayak or paddle board for use Linens, towels, full galley Snorkel equipment All running expenses (cruising Tax, fuel, Ins) Air conditioning hours of operation 12 hours included per day (8pm-8am or to crews choice) Captain or Experienced ASA 114 skipper dingy with out board Provisions for 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 5 dinners will be provided, we all share kitchen rotations. NOT included BYOB Air fare Transportation from Tahiti airport to hotel and hotel to Airport National park entrance, mooring balls, fees Gratuity Cost $500 deposit is due to reserve the cabin, 50% balance due 120 days before trip remaining balance due 60 days before October 10th Couple $3500 Single own cabin $2200 Shared single Cabin $1750 Peak Berth $1600

How this site works
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Greetings to all the members of Got Wind and Water, and those who are new or visiting. I thought I'd let the previous 'placeholder' events drop off the 'front page' of the site and create this one to explain a bit about how the group works. Our mission statement is to 'connect sailors'. We do that in two different ways. #1 We have a large group of 'assistant organizers'. Those individuals have the ability to host events. Generally, when they feel like it, they post an event and invite members to sign up on the Waiting List. There are a couple of details that are worth mentioning: The Meetup Software Platform is general, but how we use it is specific to our mission statement. Events are organized by those who own boats, or have the ability to charter boats. I advise the assistant organizers to create a waiting list and choose people from that waiting list to put together a 'crew'. I advise them to select several experienced sailors and to also select several inexperienced members. That way there is a balance of experience on board during an event. Assistant Organizers have the ability to look at the attendance records of members. So when they select members from the waiting list, they are also reviewing who has signed up for what. It is this information that lets them select a few 'experienced' members. Their selection of the other members who get invited to sail is based on your profile, so updating your profile is important. If you have trouble updating your profile, just click on my profile, and email me . I'll help you update yours. Another part of the event process is that we always ask questions of those who put themselves on the waiting list. We ask you for your cell phone number. This is very obvious, a skipper is not going to invite someone he doesn't know and can't contact (duh). We typically also ask for your full name and email address. When a skipper invites someone onto his or her boat, it's like inviting someone into their home . . . would you invite someone into your home without first having at least their full name, and their contact info? #2 Assistant Organizers are selected by the leadership team. Those assistant organizers can see the attendance record and access the contact information of those who are active in the group and attend events. The assistant organizers can reach out and contact those members if they think those members might want to sail with them. This is the second way in which the group connects sailors. If you've never attended an event . . . then you aren't going to get 'connected' with other sailors. #3 This is a social network that uses the Meetup Software Platform. That Platform enables members to contact each other (if a member allows that). So if you set up your email preferences to allow another member to contact you, then that could happen. Such contact is completely hidden from the leadership team, and if you experience something that worries you, you can report it to Meetup headquarters. They can remove individuals that abuse the Meetup Platform. --------------------- Another aspect of the group that sets this group apart from a lot of the other sailing groups out there. This group is designed to enable situations where members typically meet each other face to face for the first time on board sailboats. It is said that you don't really know a sailor until you've sailed with them. The act of sailing reveals character in a unique fashion (quickly). _________________ By being a member of this group and participating in the events, you've signed up for this aspect of the way the group works. It's a social network, and you are responsible for your behavior within the network. The group itself has no responsibility for what happens on events. It's an invitation process. The assistant organizer is inviting you, and you are accepting the invitation. Sailing can be dangerous, and you are on your own. We monitor what happens (to the extent we know about it). If something is happening that you feel uncomfortable about, you can always contact me. I can ban and remove other members from the group if they aren't behaving themselves. But to do this, I have to know about it, and I have to judge whatever is going on before I take any action

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