Whereas owning your boat is
great, it does have its limits... such as being restricted to the waters in which the boat
is located. Would you enjoy sailing elsewhere or trying a different boat for a
change? You no longer need to rent a boat to launch out on a new adventure. Swap your boat
with another owner and broaden your horizons easily and affordably! Consult our list BOAT SWAP. Have fun!
Do you wish to offer your services in exchange for sailing
time? Would you like to sell the equipment from your old boat that's still sitting in your
garage? Get results by placing an ad in our classifieds! See our MARINE CLASSIFIED.
RACES & RALLIES
Amateur races and rallies not only foster camaraderie among
members; they also provide an excellent opportunity to share experience and expertise in
sailing techniques. Affordable Yachting will be organizing more events of such activities
to members. We also organize boat flotillas and excursions to boat shows. Consult the Events to come to find out what is going on.
Eventually, all will be connected to the internet and it will
be very inexpensive to run Affordable Yachting and provide its services. In the mean time,
to promote and expand the services of our association, 75% of all revenues from membership
fees are re-invested in advertising. The remainder covers administrative expenses. All
those working for Affordable Yachting do so on a volunteer basis.
If you want to up size
or down size your current boat or simply exchange time on you boat for goods or services,
this is where to do it. You would be surprised how much goods and services members could
exchange against sailing time. Think about it. You probably have qualities or goods owners
are in search of. It's now possible for you to offer goods and/or services that are ready
to trade. Consult our liste of TRADE & BARTERING.
Also take a look at our list of GOODS
AND SERVICES FOR TRADE.
What you could trade is only limited to your imagination.
Craftsman or professional, you are worth your weight in gold. For example: editing, proof
reading, translations, graphic-artist, computer technician, plumber, carpenter, cabinet
maker, its endless! Another possibility would be to offer your services as a captain,
always in demand by an owner or by a group who lease a sailboat. Think about it. You have
nothing to lose. Simply attach a list of the goods or services you could offer with your
We have a host of ideas for future projects and only need you
to realize them. For example: we would love to organize a treasure hunt on a desert island
on Lake Champlain. A real Treasure, a real island accessible by sailboat only. How magical
this would be to the children. ANY VOLUNTEERS TO ORGANIZE IT? All your suggestions are
welcome, Affordable Yachting is an association at your service.
COMMERCIAL / TRADE ADVERTISING
- Bulk mail
- Bulk FAX
- Bulk e-mail
PERMANENT COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK
- Web site [ http://www.voileabo.qc.ca/
- Newsletter (sent by snail mail).
Free for all members and available to non-members at
the low cost of 5$ per year, all of those sailors without an Internet access can still be
- Dont forget the most important, YOU and word of mouth!