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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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

Update Your Profile
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Have you Participated in any events yet? The above photo was taken during a recent event. Once you've participated in events on Got Wind and Water, you are no longer the 'newbie' you were when you joined. So if you put 'Have never been on a boat' in your profile and you are attending events, then that statement is now longer true - so change it! Did you know that you can update your profile on Got Wind and Water? Just go to Group Tools ... My profile and click on the Edit Profile link (it has the little pencil icon next to it) Update your intro, because as you participate in our events, your feelings are most likely different. You joined with a 'notion' about sailing which is most likely completely different now that you've connected with other sailors. I took the above photo on board 'My Way', a truly amazing sailboat, with members I met through the group, who are now amazing friends. The photo was taken during one of the events I co-hosted. After that event, my notion of sailing is changed forever . . . :) But I haven't participated in any events yet! Well, that may be true, but if you've browsed this site and looked at some of our events and browsed through our various photo albums, you may have a slightly different notion as to what this group is all about than when you joined. If you've placed yourself on a waiting list and haven't been moved to the RSVP list for events, you might wonder why . . . It could be your profile, or . . . Questions, Questions, Questions Our it could be you didn't answer the questions asked when you put yourself on the waiting list. As the founder of the group, I instruct assistant organizers to be careful and selective as they add members to the RSVP lists for their events. I instruct them to always ask three questions of people who place themselves on the waiting list. If you want to know what those 3 questions are, just RSVP to this 'non-event'. You'll be asked the questions. They are the same questions you'd want to ask someone who RSVP'd online to carpool with you somewhere. Think about it - stepping aboard someone's sailboat is similar to joining a group in a carpool situation. If you want to increase your chances of getting on an RSVP for a sailing event, then RSVP to this 'non-event'. All Assistant Organizers can browse the attendance history of members who participate in events. If you add yourself to this event's RSVP list, and update your profile, you will increase your chances of getting on RSVP lists in the future. Here is another photo taken during one of the first events of the group. I do like to take photos of beautiful sunsets, but that doesn't mean I sail by myself :) A lot of my sailing friends that met through this group tell me how much they appreciate what this group has done for them, opening up a world they never dreamed they would participate in before they joined. I would like to add that I share their feelings. As the founder, I was the first member of the group. This group has changed my life, and I'm extremely grateful to the members who participate and make it all work. Sincerely Yours, John, Founder and 'Group Captain' Got Wind and Water Sailing Network powered by the MeetUp Platform This last photo is of Aaron Kennedy and a few of his favorite Got Wind and Water Members.

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