Here is a link to an article from Sea Magazine you might find interesting. The achievements of these gals should be celebrated.
By: Ben Monro-Davies, Sheena McKenzie [CNN]
(CNN) — Sailing around the world is one of the most grueling challenges on the planet, with muscle-bound skippers steering 20-meter yachts through everything from tropical cyclones to Antarctic storms.
Forced to endure the most brutal conditions on the globe, sailors must not only be emotionally resilient — but physical dynamos.
Which raises the question: Are women — the stereotypical “weaker gender” — up to the task?
Organizers of the Volvo Ocean Race — the prestigious round-the-world sailing competition — seem to think so, and are gearing up for the first all-female team in over a decade.
Click here to read more.
Ideas for greater safety onboard has been an ongoing theme of many of our meetings. The May meeting offers you a valuable, and possibly lifesaving, opportunity.
Vivian Strolis and Julie Tallino will be demonstrating how to make a useful and affordable safety ladder. It’s a DIY project that anyone can do with a few simple tools and a sewing machine. The ladder folds up into a bag and is easily deployed by pulling on a tab. For many it could mean the difference of being able to get back on the boat. And what a great gift idea for another boater you care about. This safety ladder could be used on a boat or the dock (do the docks in your marina have ladders) or in the home. If you can come, Please RSVP to Vivian at email@example.com or Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Vivian Strolis is creating the bag and Juli Tallino is building the ladder components. They will assemble the finished project during the meeting. This is a first time project and they hope the group will have comments and suggestions on improvements to the simple design. They will also provide printed instructions so everyone who wants to can build their own at home. We look forward to seeing all of you.
MEETING DATE AND TIME: Monday, May 20, 2013 7:00pm – until 9:00 pm or so
LOCATION: 1900 N Northlake Way, #233 Seattle, WA 98103
We meet at the Northwest Marine Trade Association conference room. Park at Fisheries Supply and walk into the courtyard beside Fisheries, take the stairs and turn right. We are the furthest door on the left. The Northwest Marine Trade Association has graciously welcomed our group of Northwest Women in Boating to use their office for our meetings.
There’s great parking and it’s a comfortable and professional place to meet. Thank you Northwest Marine Trade Association for your support.
Please RSVP to Vivian at email@example.com or Marilyn at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring an hors d oeuvre or something to drink if you desire. Wine is fine. Coffee (reg or decaf) provided. Vivian and Marilyn Vivian Strolis – email@example.com 425-827-9967/206-819-2265 Marilyn Michael – firstname.lastname@example.org (206) 322-0633 Remember: Investigate our blog you can sign-up to crew or for crew and find lots of other great information. Go to http://www.nwwb.wordpress.com
Click below for the full article by member Deborah Bach, owner of Three Sheets Northwest. If you haven’t subscribed for a free, once a week delivery of Three Sheets Northwest in your email box, do it. It’s a great way to keep up on boating issues and news in the Northwest.
Vessel inspections, flare disposal and seminars part of free safety day
By Deborah Bach on Apr 25, 2013 04:00 am
Boaters can get rid of expired flares, have their fire extinguishers certified and get free vessel safety checks during Elliott Bay Marina‘s annual safety day May 18. The marina is also offering free guest moorage to visiting boats whose owners want to participate. Marina management organized the event in an effort to help boaters get …
I saw this pillow on Pinterest and thought it might make an interesting design element on some boats. http://pinterest.com/pin/95349717083351170/
Sorry for the date error on the last email.
Mark down MONDAY APRIL 15th as the date for the Whale Research Program by Amy Kennedy. It will be a great program, we look forward to seeing you.