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Our signature Steak & Lobster dinner!

   

 

   

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Recent Event

Kids from Ronald McDonald House!

   

 

 

   

December Issue Covers


A very Happy Family this Christmas...


Planning Your Spring Wedding?

Your one and only choice, Windsong Charters, a 58' 34 year old Classic Sailing Yacht.  Get married on a classic Yacht. Captain Bob is a licensed ordained minister.

 

A Pirate Wedding

or a more formal one...

Or, during a 44 knot

tropical storm wind

 

 


 

Our website hits an all time high with over 150,000 unique visitors each month starting Novemeber 2010; requesting over 4,590 pages. Results: more charters, corporate events and companies requesting to advertise on our main page. First the Hilton Americas and Cheap Caribbean Vacations.

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League City Chamber selected a small business photo "Windsong" to be used in their 2010 Preferred Business Guide. The League City also used Windsong for their "Team Building Event".

 

 

League City Team Building Event

 

 

Windsong has a 100% satisfied Customer Rating.

 


 

Why use Dockside Boat Repair; ready what our clients think...

"Captain Bob Edwards has performed various maintenance and repairs on my 2008 SeaRay 44 Sundancer for over the past two years. Bob has also executed the work in a timely and professional manner. I have recommended Bob to others and would use him in the future." Regards, Russell Martin, CFO Tabula Rasa Energy

 

 

 

From: McGray, Donald J
Sent: Tuesday, November 30, 2010
To: 'captain.bob@docksideboatrepair.com'
Subject: RE: Fiberglass Repair

 

Bob,
"Since I work downtown Houston, nights or weekends are the only times available. I leave home at 6am and get home at 6pm daily.  However, I am off Friday Dec 10th  and will be using my boat that day. Perhaps we can find some time that day? I will go out to the boat this evening to take a look at the fiberglass repair.I have to admit, you guys did the job very quickly… Dependable folks who keep their word in the boat business seem to be a rare find, so I appreciate the relationships you have established . Dave has high praise for your work ethic and professionalism.
That does mean a lot!" Talk to you soon, Don

 

 


The Island of Jost Van Dyke, BVI

Next months issue will cover both a new yacht & Broker.

 

JOST VAN DYKE, four miles long, is truly the "barefoot" island known by travelers around the world for its casual lifestyle, protected anchorages, fine beaches and beachfront restaurants and bars. Picture-postcard tropical isles, like Green Cay and Sandy Spit, Foxy's sends an invitation to a special place.

 


A main street that's a beach, the Stress Free Bar, a harbour known for its Lobster feasts, a bypass road that's just a short-stroll, the Soggy Dollar bar named for a patron who swam ashore and home of the Painkiller drink--this is the life that defines laid back!

 

A favorite destination of yachties, Jost Van Dyke hosts the famous Foxy's New Year's parties that make one giant raft-up of Great Harbour.

 

My most favorite spot is White Bay where you will find Sandcastle a hideaway favored with sea breezes, hammocks and beach strolls. And the home The Soggy Dollar Bar... Soggy Dollar Bar at Sandcastle, got its name from the soggy condition of the dollar bills from sailors who swam ashore.

The Painkiller, born here, is a delight made (strongly) from dark rum (often Pusser's), pineapple juice (4 parts), orange juice ( 1 part), and Coco Lopez (1 part sweetened cream of coconut) with fresh nutmeg ground on top (Pusser's recipe--the Soggy Dollar's is a closely guarded secret).

 

It is illegal in the BVI not to try its most famous drink! Soggy Dollar Bar Birthplace of the Painkiller.

 

To find out more click on the BVI's website here... Soggy Dollas Bar.

 

 

 

   
   

Team Building

Windsong Charters wins 5 Star Rating as more Major Corporations chose Windsong over all other venues for their team building events.

Corporations like... ExxonMobil and Shell Oil onboard 4 years running, CGG Veritas, HESS Oil, Aker Solutions and FMC Technologies... and so many others... reference available.

 

BMC Software Houston 2011

 

GE Oil & Gas

2 Boat Team Building 2011

 

ExxonMobil June 2011

3 boat team building

 

Shell Oil 2011

 

Tait Radio International team building 3 boat charter event

 

Certified Safety

 

UTMB Galveston 2009

 

UTMB Galveston 2010

 

UTMB Galveston 2011

 

League City Chamber 2008

 


Selling or buying a boat? It's a hard decision; who do you trust to point you in the right direction?

After working with brokers from Maine to the Caribbean for many years on both sail as well as power; vessels ranging from 30' to 150'; I found it's really tough to locate a broker that talks straight and works with you, "the buyer" or "seller" before, during and after you buy or sell. Today, too many people promise too much and deliver to little. It's just like boat surveyors but that's another article which we will cover in our 2012 issues.

 

Over the past 4 and a half years I've watched our local brokers and have selected the first one to feature based on my findings.

 

 

Little Yacht Sales is a relatively new brokerage firm founded in late 2010 and has a well seasoned staff with over 65 years of boating experience. Kent Little founder along with his wife, Liz have both been lifelong boaters. Kent spent 19 years at another local brokerage firm as well as he has over 28 years in professional yacht sales prior to venturing out in his own business.

 

Their team consists of Kent Little, Capt. John Brown, Capt. Rick Weiler, Capt. Jerry Webb (Port Aransas office), Capt. Bill Olson (Florida office) and our Senior Broker Josh Johnson. Each broker is an experienced captain and has one goal in mind and that is to do the job right the first time, something that has shown through their clients. (Read more)

 

Their experience in sail and power yacht sales both locally and nationwide allows them to find the right boat for our clients whether located here or out of state.

 

To find out more about their engaging staff and yachts "For Sale" click the link below.

 

Little Yacht Sales


 

What's Going on Around Galveston Bay!

Early this year, ClearLakeSun.com debuted its website and is quickly becoming the # 1 online resource for local Food, Entertainment and Night Life in the Clear Lake and Galveston Bay area. This popular website brings information on local business and events via short stories and brief articles , vivid and clear pictures, as well as high definition video commercials. ClearLakeSun.com features user friendly animated icons that gives “one click” access to everything that is Clear Lake and the Bay area. This well defined site will provide access to restaurant menus, Attraction discounts and even what bands are playing in the best Clubs. Visit ClearLakeSum.com today for all your future activity planning!

 

Click link below to find out more:

 

http://www.clearlakesun.com/


Renovation:

"a Galley Makeover"

Before

After

 

"a Solon Makeover"

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Charter Concerns

 

Before you charter any boat you should ask them the following...

  • Does your vessel have Charter Insurance to Protect You? Ask to see their policy.
  • Is the Captain Licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard?
  • Does your Captain have a License that allows more than 6 passengers?
  • Is your Captain in a random drug screening program; which is required by the U.S. Coast Guard
  • How much experience does the Captain have? Captain Bob has over 60,000 blue water miles and has crossed the Atlantic 3 times.
  • Does the boat carry the proper safety equipment & first aid?
  • Meet the crew and tour the boat prior to spending
  • Look at Windsong before you spend
  • Other boats pictures can be deceiving. Windsong has more room than any other sailboat within 500 miles. (photo below) Windsong on the left...

Concerns

"Windsong is the largest legal sailing vessel on Galveston Bay."


Selected 5 Star Yacht Broker

 

 

After chartering the Caribbean for years as a charter captain it is a must that you use a charter yacht broker. This month we focus on Jolly Mon Sailing.

 

 

Owners, Deb & Wayne Adao´s, love of the water led them to establish a very special yacht charter company, one that caters to your desire to enjoy wonderful vacations on the water. Prior to starting jolly mon sailing in 1994, Wayne and Deb both worked in corporate sales management positions. Wayne in the IT industry and Deb in medical sales. We pride ourselves in offering outstanding customer service and look forward to helping you discover your one particular harbour in paradise.So let us help you to plan your yacht charter aboard your own private charter yacht! Whether it is a luxury charter vacation aboard a motor yacht or a sailing vacation on your own private catamaran or monohull you have come to the right place. Their services are FREE to you! Visit their website here:

 

jolly mon sailing

 

 


Featured Charter Yacht

 

 

Your gateway to the best in sailing, fabulous snorkeling, great hiking, fun and adventure. Privately owned and impeccably maintained Serendipity has been captained by Trish Baily since 1993. Trish loves to sail and has a passionate love for the nature of the islands. A great Bare Boat alternative - cost effective and maximizing your time on the water. Less structure than on a fully crewed boat and allows you hands on participation. As a highly experienced charter boat captain in the BVI, Trish's charters on Serendipity are planned to give clients lots personal attention during pre charter planning, so that their experience on board will maximize enjoyment during their precious vacation time. Serendipity was featured in Sail Magizine in 1997. (below)

 

 

The Crew: Trish (Captain only)

 

 

Trish Baily has been living and working on boats worldwide for nearly 25 years. She has captained charter vessels in the British Virgin Islands since 1988 and has been Captain/Manager of Serendipity since 1993.Personal attention is given prior to your charter to help you form an itinerary that will fit your expectations and needs.

Trish's love of sailing, her extensive knowledge and interest in the islands, their reef systems and the marine environment will add a new dimension to your time in the islands making Serendipity a perfect choice for your vacation.To find out moree on this yacht click link below.

 

http://sailserendipity.com/


Christmas Boat Lane Parade

December 10th and Windsong is still available for charters. Call Kathy at 281.332.3108.

 

 

 


 

The Kemah Boardwalk at Night, a great place for the kids while your sailing aboard Windsong.

 

A night view as Windsong returns to dock after a day on the water.


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