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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'

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This last photo is of Aaron Kennedy and a few of his favorite Got Wind and Water Members.