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Making Sailing Affordable

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(Created in 1994)

Affordable Yachting's primary objective is to facilitate and encourage sailing. Created in 1994, Affordable Yachting has established a vast network of sailing enthusiasts. This sailing association facilitates the exchange of goods and services among its members in order to render sailing more affordable. Membership fees fund the promotion and publicity of the association's services and activities.

Our short term objective is to build the largest sailing network in North America. Our long term objective is to built the largest sailing network on Earth! Can you help?

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SUMMARY

Here is the structure of our Web Site

FANÇAIS
(Vers le site miroir français)

BOATS AD & RELATED SERVICES
(Our basic sailing related services)

EVENTS to come

ENTERPRISES
(Company membership)

MEMBER'S PRIVATE PAGES
(Personal web page)

MEMBERSHIP
(Fill out the form to become a member)

FORUM
(Great discussions group)

  • COMMENTS and SUGGESTIONS
  • TECHNICAL ADVICES (SAIL and FURLERS)
  • POT-POURRI

UPDATE
(Information on future activities)

 

To find out about our services, consult these links:

bullet Boat Swap (what is it ?)
bullet Trade & Barter (what is it ?)
bullet Marine Classified
bullet Races & Rallies
bullet Projects (what kind ?)
bullet Contribution (why ?)
bullet Members information
BOAT SWAP

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!

MARINE CLASSIFIED

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.

CONTRIBUTION

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.

TRADE & BARTERING

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 registration form.

PROJECTS

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.

 

The breakdown of promotional activities is as follows:

COMMERCIAL / TRADE ADVERTISING

  • We purchase publicity in various sailing magazines.
  • We Participate at various boat shows.
  • We purchase spot newspaper advertising.

    PERIODIC ADVERTISING (CAMPAIGNS)

  • Mailing blitzes.
  • Fax and e-mail blitzes.
  • Bulk e-mail blitzes.

DIRECT MARKETING

  • Bulk mail
  • Bulk FAX
  • Bulk e-mail

PERMANENT COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

  • FAX information upon request (450) 444-6239
    This is an access free Fax Back system available 24 hours a day.
  • 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 informed.
  • Don’t forget the most important, YOU and word of mouth!
Our association does not make any profit. Affordable yachting is exclusively a non-profit association and we're not funded! All those helping the association do it for free. If you feel generous, make a donation. It will help us start a new project. Thank you in advance.

MEMBERS EXCHANGED INFORMATION IS ALWAYS CONFIDENTIAL

Only Affordable Yachting members have access to other members information. The very small membership fee that we ask for is used to filter the serious from the non-serious inquiries. We publish only the information of members who offer: goods & services, boats listed for rentals or for sale, misc, boating items for sale, etc. It is essential to the survival of the association that no one give out the list to others that are not members of the association. Not complying to this rule would bring about the eventual extinction of Affordable Yachting. Considering the unique nature of this association this would be very unfortunate.

When you become a member of Affordable Yachting,
you will receive details about sailboats owners.
Registration form
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With Affordable Yachting, You'll Love To Boat Even More!

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