South Sound Women’s Boating Seminar, May 20th

Early registration is $45 by April 30, $50 after April 30.  Includes parking and lunch!

Tickets are still available for the South Sound Women’s Boating Seminar on Saturday, May 20th at the Olympia Yacht Club! The theme this year is ‘Chart Your Own Course.’ Presentations by experienced women captains will include:

· Understanding Weather on the Water with Capt. Karen Sullivan

· Navigation Essentials with Capt. Mary Campbell

· Docking Your Boat with Capt. Ace Spragg

· Boat 12V Systems with Capt. Allison Mazon

· Panel discussion of Favorite Cruising Locations 

Our popular Hands-On Fair will offer opportunities to explore charting, boat circuitry, galley provisioning, knot tying, canvas repair and more.

 The seminar welcomes power boaters as well as sailors. The novice can build a solid foundation, while more experienced boaters can deepen their knowledge and strengthen essential skills. Past participants report that they gained critical information and techniques to feel safer and more confident on the water.

 We’re also proud to support the next generation of women boaters through a raffle to fund scholarships for “Girls at the Helm” aboard the historic schooner Adventuress. Raffle prizes include baskets of boating gear, professional survey and maintenance services, and captain’s license instruction.

 Register now for the seminar at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2803493 – “South Sound Women’s Boating Seminar.” Early registration is $45 by April 30, $50 after April 30.  Includes parking and lunch!

 Questions? Contact boatingseminar@gmail.com

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Cold Water Immersion Training at SYC Saturday, April 29th

Hi Gals!

Ginger Marshall, Chair of the Seamanship, Education & Environment (SEE) Committee at SYC, is inviting you to a valuable program you won’t want to miss…

Cold Water Immersion Training
Location: Seattle Yacht Club  –  Heritage Room
Date and Time: Saturday, 29 April   1000 – 1200

The program is FREE, but please RSVP

“The waters we cruise in are cold, even on the warmest of days.  A variety of things can happen that land us in the water unexpectedly.  We will focus on techniques for saving lives. We hope to see you this Saturday!”

To RSVP or for  more information, contact Ginger Marshall, SEE Chair

email: ginger.marshall@q.com or phone: (206) 234-2666.

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NWWB Meeting Mon. April 17th Anne Ewalt Retired U.S. Coast Guard Captain & Civil Engineer

Within our theme of women in maritime careers, Anne Ewalt will speak on her 28 years as an officer in the United States Coast Guard. In over 10 years of sea duty, Anne was the captain of three ships and worked in the aids to navigation, search and rescue, international training, and law enforcement mission areas.

Anne is a retired Coast Guard Captain and Civil Engineer. She is a 1984 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Anne, further, earned a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College, and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois.

During her years in the United States Coast Guard, Anne worked on both the East and West Coasts, Alaska and Hawaii and internationally. As a licensed civil engineer, she worked in design and construction, taught engineering at the Coast Guard Academy, and served as the Base Engineer at the Coast Guard’s training center in Petaluma, California. Anne commanded the Coast Guard’s largest training center in Yorktown, Virginia. She served as the Chief of Staff for the 13th Coast Guard District covering Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

Originally from Poughkeepsie, NY, Anne calls Seattle her home and is currently working as a health coach while enjoying sports and the great outdoors.

Link to meeting information

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NWWB Meeting Mon. April 17th Anne Ewalt Retired U.S. Coast Guard Captain & Civil Engineer

Within our theme of women in maritime careers, Anne Ewalt will speak on her 28 years as an officer in the United States Coast Guard. In over 10 years of sea duty, Anne was the captain of three ships and worked in the aids to navigation, search and rescue, international training, and law enforcement mission areas.

Anne is a retired Coast Guard Captain and Civil Engineer. She is a 1984 graduate of the United States Coast Guard Academy with a B.S. in Civil Engineering. Anne, further, earned a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy from the National War College, and a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois.

During her years in the United States Coast Guard, Anne worked on both the East and West Coasts, Alaska and Hawaii and internationally. As a licensed civil engineer, she worked in design and construction, taught engineering at the Coast Guard Academy, and served as the Base Engineer at the Coast Guard’s training center in Petaluma, California. Anne commanded the Coast Guard’s largest training center in Yorktown, Virginia. She served as the Chief of Staff for the 13th Coast Guard District covering Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana.

Originally from Poughkeepsie, NY, Anne calls Seattle her home and is currently working as a health coach while enjoying sports and the great outdoors.

Date: Monday, April 17th, 2017

Time: 7:00pm – till 9:00 pm or so (Hors d oeuvres, snacks, wine, etc. are welcomed but not required. We enjoy socializing after the presentation.)

Location: Northwest Marine Trade Association conference room, 1900 N Northlake Way, #233 Seattle, WA 98103

Please RSVP to nwwbviv@gmail.com

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Vivian Strolis Has Suffered A Loss

Vivian lost her husband, Roland Strolis, suddenly, on Saturday, April 1st,  due to an unexpected medical condition. She is doing well, but is putting life back together as must happen after a sudden loss.

Vivian has been tireless in building and sustaining this organization and plans to continue on with her support of the inspirational, educational, and social platform that NorthWest Women in Boating has become. So many of us enjoy her enthusiasm, intelligence and genuine interest in all of the gals of our group.

If you would like to reach out, personally, to Vivian, email me, Marilyn Michael, at lkunion@aol.com for her contact information.

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South Sound Women’s Boating Seminar May 20th

Tickets are still available for the South Sound Women’s Boating Seminar on Saturday, May 20th at the Olympia Yacht Club!

The theme this year is ‘Chart Your Own Course.’  Presentations by experienced women captains will include:

  • Understanding Weather on the Water with Capt. Karen Sullivan
  • Finding Yourself on the Water: Navigation Essentials with Capt. Mary Campbell
  • Docking Your Boat with Capt. Ace Spragg
  • Keeping the Lights On: Boat 12V Systems with Capt. Allison Mazon
  •  Panel discussion of Favorite Cruising Locations 

Our popular Hands-On Fair will offer more opportunities to explore charting, boat circuitry, galley provisioning, knot tying, canvas repair and more.

The seminar welcomes power boaters as well as sailors.  The novice can build a solid foundation; while more experienced boaters can deepen their knowledge and strengthen essential skills. Past participants report that they gained critical information and techniques to feel safer and more confident on the water.

We’re also proud to support the next generation of women boaters through a raffle to fund scholarships for “Girls at the Helm” aboard the historic schooner Adventuress. Raffle prizes include baskets of boating gear, professional survey and maintenance services, and captain’s license instruction.

Register now for the seminar at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2803493 – “South Sound Women’s Boating Seminar.” Early registration is $45 by April 30, $50 after April 30.  Includes parking and lunch!

Register separately for three optional opportunities to practice on May 21

  • Docking your own boat with Capt. Ace Spragg: $50.  Ace will meet you (and your crew, male or female) at the dock for a 75-minute session on your own boat, practicing docking in real life. Sessions will be scheduled at 9:30, 11:00, 13:00, 14:30, and 16:00
  • Anchoring your own boat with Capt. Mary Campbell: $50.  Mary will meet you (and your crew, male or female) at the dock for a 90-minute session on your own boat, practicing anchoring in real life. Sessions will be scheduled at 10:00, 12:00, 14:00, and 16:00.
  • Introduction to sailing with Capt. Mary Fitzgerald: $55.  Bring your bag lunch and your windbreaker for a day on the water on a keelboat. You’ll learn the basics of raising and trimming sails as you glide across Budd Inlet. 09:00 – 15:00.

Register for these three practicum events at www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2858855 -“2017 South Sound Women’s Boating Practicum”

Questions? Contact boatingseminar@gmail.com.

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Fishery Support Vessel Has All Female Crew

On a door of the F/V Kamilar is a sticker with pink script: “Girls fish too.”

And in the case of this boat, it is girls only.

Vessel owner Brannon Finney is captaining the tender for the Sitka sac roe herring fishery with her all-female crew – something that’s rare for the fast and frenzied commercial fishery.

Finney’s rotating crew is comprised of cousin Kelsey Kubik of Sitka, Bettina Nichols of Astoria, Ore., Sandra Coats of Ketchikan and Annea Martinsen of Petersburg. They are packing for Petersburg’s Icicle Seafoods.

Here’s a link to this interesting article about some impressive ‘gals on the water’.

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