The South Sound Women’s Boating Seminar – May 17th

The South Sound Women’s Boating Seminar

Date: May 17th from 8am to 5pm

Location: Olympia Yacht Clubhouse

Registration: $35.

This year’s program:

  • One Last Look Before You Set Sail – Lynne Reister
  • Tips and Tricks for Comfortable Cruising – Wendy Hinman
  • There’s a Tool for That! – Alison Mazon
  • Effective Communication Onboard: What Y’all Talkin’ About? – Capt. Sarah Pedersen
  • Good Galley, O’Malley! – Micki McNaughton
  • Sailing Safely with Strangers – Capt. Mary Campbell

There will be a Hands-on Fair. Reminiscent of exhibitions at the County Fair, each station presents an in-depth demonstration of a useful skill. Participants may visit each station or repeat stations at their own pace. This year’s learning stations include:

  • Knot-tying
  • Changing Fuel Filters – Capt. Barb Emmons
  • Cooking under Pressure – Capt. Mary Campbell
  • Cruising with Your Best (Four-legged) Friend – Capt. Mary Fitzgerald

For more details or to register online, please visit www.ssssclub.com/wbs.htm

 

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TRAWLER FEST is happening in Anacortes in May

TRAWLER FEST is happening in Anacortes in May

  • A large selection of new & pre-owned cruising powerboats
  • Boating education taught by renowned industry professionals,
  • The latest marine products & services, and nightly entertainment,

TRAWLER FEST UNIVERSITY  (2-day technical courses)

Tuesday, May 13 and Wednesday, May 14, 2014

TRAWLER FEST  (boat show, seminars, shore side expo & nightly entertainment)

Thursday, May 15 thru Saturday, May 17, 2014 Visit TrawlerFest.com for complete details on Trawler Fest – Anacortes (i.e. marina location, parking, hotels, water & land exhibitors, etc.)

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NWWB March 17th Meeting: Life at Sea in the Merchant Marines”

Hi Gals:

Imagine maneuvering and docking a 900+ foot ship. On March 17, 2014, 7:00 PM we are excited to welcome Captain Kevin Coulombe who captains a 983’ freighter  for the Maersk shipping company. Captain Coulombe will speak on “Life at Sea in the Merchant Marines”

The ship transits between the east coast of the U.S. & the Middle East, via the Suez Canal. You will get a glimpse of what it is like to command and bear the responsibility for a 983-foot commercial ship. Since we are all Recreational Boaters, his insights into how we should conduct ourselves around a vessel like his should be very helpful! There will be lots of time for questions about VTS lanes, right of way, can you really see me in my 25 foot boat on your radar? pirates?! etc. Come prepared with your questions because now is your chance to get a peek into the world of commercial shipping and learn how to be a more prudent boater around large ships.

Date: Monday, March 17, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – till 9:00 pm or so

Location: 1900 N Northlake Way, #233  Seattle, WA 98103

We meet at the Northwest Marine Trade Association conference room,1900 N. Northlake Way, #233. Park at Fisheries Supply and go into the courtyard beside Fisheries Supply and up the stairs, turn right and we are the furthest door on the left.

(Located in the courtyard beside Fisheries Supply – UP THE STAIRS AND DOWN THE WALKWAY)

The Northwest Marine Trade Association has graciously welcomed our group of 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 nwwbviv@gmail.com or Marilyn at lkunion@aol.com

Bring an hors d oeuvre or something to drink if you desire.

Vivian Strolis -
nwwbviv@gmail.com

425-827-9967/206-819-2265

Marilyn Michael
lkunion@aol.com

(206) 322-0633

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Remember you can sign-up to crew or for crew.

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NWWB Feb. 17th meeting: Tonga and Beyond With Diane and Mark Johnson

Hi Gals,

Now that we have had great success and a lot of fun at the Seattle Boat Show, it is time to have another wonderful meeting that will take us on a trip to a warmer sunny climate. Let’s forget the rain for an evening. It’s even been suggested it might be fun to dig out some tropical duds to wear that evening.

Our meeting for this Monday, February 17th ,is being presented by Diane Johnson and her husband Mark. They enjoyed a one-month trip through the tropics. They have a lot of great slides to share so the program may run over an hour. We are suggesting to you all that it’s just fine to get up and get some munchies during the talk. Let’s relax and have some fun.

Here are some highlights of their trip that you will experience.

  • Rent Moorings 3800 catamaran sailboat (38′ Leopard), Diane & Mark, Tina & Randy, Jackie aboard.
  • Sail for a week in Vava’u island group in Tonga, lovely anchorages, snorkel in coral reefs, explore pristine tropical islands, meet villagers.
  • Meet many sailors who had crossed oceans, some single handed. See traditional wooden sailboats and men wearing sulus.
  • In Suva, Fiji: Watch our friends Laura & Peter race Hobie 16s in World championship racing (while we were aboard the spectator boat).
  • See part of rudder of “Bounty”, Captain Bligh’s large ship that had the mutiny.
  • Near Nadi Fiji: Garden of the Sleeping Giant
  • Share kava with Kavaholics rock band
  • Vuda Point Marina, see sailboats in hurricane holes on land
  • Snorkel in Savusavu Bay, Fiji with our friends Mick & Bunny….
  • Stroll thru Jean-Michel Cousteau Fiji Islands Resort
  • Kayak to island & visit yachties anchored in Savusavu harbor
  • Explore Nukualofa, capital of Tonga, meet Tongan princess, see blowholes, flying foxes….

Mark your calendars to attend.

Vivian and Marilyn

Monday, February 17, 2014 

7:00pm – till 9:00 pm or so

LOCATION:

1900 N Northlake Way, #233

Seattle, WA 98103

We meet at the Northwest Marine Trade Association conference room,1900 N. Northlake Way, #233. Park at Fisheries Supply and go into the courtyard beside Fisheries Supply and up the stairs, turn right and we are the furthest door on the left.

(Located in the courtyard beside Fisheries Supply – UP THE STAIRS AND DOWN THE WALKWAY)

The Northwest Marine Trade Association has graciously welcomed our group of 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 nwwbviv@gmail.com or Marilyn at lkunion@aol.com

Bring an hors d oeuvre or something to drink if you desire.

Vivian Strolis -
nwwbviv@gmail.com

425-827-9967/206-819-2265

Marilyn Michael
lkunion@aol.com

(206) 322-0633

Sign up to subscribe to  blog:  http://nwwb.wordpress.com/

Remember you can sign-up to crew or for crew.

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17th Annual Women’s Boating Seminar

Judy Nasmith’s 17th Annual Women’s Boating Seminar is coming up. Those of you who have attended in the past know that it’s a fun day filled with great seminars, lots of boating gals to meet, door prizes, and the lunches (unlike many seminar boxed lunches) are really good. Women boaters in the area have a great chance to get to know each other. There are women who boat from all over including gals  from South Sound, up north and on the islands. If you are free that day it’ll be an experience in which you’ll be glad you participated. Don’t wait too long, though, it’s popular and fills up fast.

judy seminar 2014

17th Annual Women’s Boating Seminar

February 22, 2013 9am—5

North Seattle Community College—Seattle

Pre-registration required. Cost $95.00 includes refreshments, lunch, seminar notes, drawing for valuable door prizes. Full de-tails and on-line registration www.latitudesailingassoc.org

This inspiring and educational event is open to all women, sail or power, offering workshop selections for all skill levels. A great opportunity to network, be inspired, learn and find out about women’s boating organizations in the Pacific Northwest.

Topics covered include:

“Inside Passage Dreaming – What’s Holding You Back” – Capt. Linda Lewis

“Cape Horn or Bust” – Reanne Douglass

“Top Ten Surprises” – Nancy Erley

“Locking Through” – Victoria Shepard

“Knot tying and terminology” – Judy Nasmith

“Sailboat Racing” – Christa Bassett Ross

“Trip Planning Using Tides and Currents” – Carolyn “Ace” Spragg

“Fitness Afloat” – Sherry Corsiglia

“Knots and Terminology” – Hands on knot tying – Judy Nasmith

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NWWB and Knot A Boat Made the Media!

Knot A Boat and the activities of Northwest Women in Boating made the media.
Check out this article in Three Sheets Northwest.

Congratulations, again, to Vivian for her insight about the value of the Knot A Boat display as a teaching tool and inspiration. Three Sheets Northwest covered Women’s Day at the Seattle Boat Show and focused on the activities of Northwest Women of Boating.

Thank you to all of our volunteers who have and are working shifts in the Information Booth, at the Concierge station, and in the Knot A Boat display, you are helping to make the Seattle Boat Show a more enjoyable experience for attendees. And thank you to the inspirational panel members for their messages shared. The turn out, the enthusiasm and the questions asked were great.

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Knot A Boat is a Hit!

Her she is, Knot A Boat! It’s a hit, the Boat Show folks love it, people at the show are  having fun with it, the folks who organize the Spokane Boat Show were by and are determined to get it to their show…as the week progresses there should be much more to say about Vivian’s triumph, Knot A Boat. It is a great signature piece that can help promote the goals of our organization, becoming more proficient boaters and having fun at it.

A reminder, support NWWB by printing up some free tickets for Women’s Day come to the panel discussion at 5pm on Monday and and invite gal friends and relatives. Here’s a link to the post about the panel which has a link to downloading the free tickets.            Click Here

Knot A Boat

….thanks to Linda Lewis for the photograph

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