Women: Dock, Diesel, Navigate, Crew Overboard At Seattle Boat Show

“WOMEN: DOCK, DIESEL, NAVIGATE, CREW OVERBOARD”
Capt. Margaret Pommert (sail) and
Capt. Linda Lewis (power)
Seattle Boat Show – Boat Show University
Monday, January 29, 2018 – 9am-5pm – $100
Build your boating skills in a fun, supportive workshop. Taught by women, for women. No mansplaining. Just clear demonstrations, engaging interaction and relevant practice. And lots of laughter! We’ll work together on developing four core boating skills; docking, navigation, diesel engine maintenance, and crew overboard rescue. Learn docking and crew overboard rescue techniques relevant to YOUR boat by participating in either a sailboat OR a powerboat break-out session for each. Learn the foundations of marine diesel maintenance and troubleshooting with an engine in the classroom. Develop your navigation skills on YOUR tablet; download the popular Navionics basic app (Google: “Navionics Free Trial”) and bring it to the seminar for hands-on practice. Come away with inspiration, new skills to practice, lots of local resources, and new woman boater friends!
To register for this seminar, click here. Scroll down to Jan 29 – Women… and follow the instructions.
Monday, January 29 is also “Women’s Day” at the boat show. You can get in FREE but you must get your ticket online PRIOR to the show. NOTE: The link to actually print the free pass is not up yet, so please keep checking back. Click here:  https://seattleboatshow.com/attraction/womens-day/
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NWWB MEETING DEC. 18 – SHOULD BUY TICKETS AHEAD & GUYS ARE WELCOME

Hi to all you gals who are planning to attend the Dec. 18th event at the Bellevue Botanical Gardens. It is very wise to buy your $5. tickets ahead of time online so as to not be held up waiting in line that evening.

Garden dLights admission ticket site

Also, it is a pleasant holiday experience we’ve turned into a gathering. There is nothing formal going on, so please feel free to invite and welcome any male partners, spouses or friends to enjoy it with us.

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NWWB MEETING DEC. 18th Experience a Magical Evening of Seasonal Lights

Experience A Magical Evening of Seasonal Lights at Bellevue Botanical Gardens

We’ve planned an evening field trip … we’re all boaters, so pretend your four wheel mode of transportation is your dinghy for the night. At many boating destinations you’ve looked forward to a trip ashore to see something beautiful enhancing your experience. Though not on the water, for only $5.00, this evening’s adventure provides you a chance to get out and see a beautiful holiday light display and relax during the busyness of the season. Meet at regular time – 7:00pm inside the garden waiting area. (an RSVP would be nice so no one is left behind.)
Bellevue Botanical Gardens presents annually, in December,

“Garden d’Lights”  https://gardendlights.org

They transform their gardens into a magical display of colorful flowers and 24 very fun things to find – the teddy bear was easy and the blue heron is amazing and the list goes on.
  • 45 minutes or more to walk through – with fun finding all the special critters
  • Meeting place is under cover to the left after going through the entrance
  • Dress for the weather – shoes for walking on gravel paths
  • Can stop for hot chocolate / coffee at their room set up for that
  • It also features a Gingerbread Castle
Check out  Garden d’Lights Click https://gardenlights.org It has all the pertinent info.
Cost $5.00 for entrance and $5.00 for parking if unwilling to walk a block
Link to Directions & Parking (there is free parking that is only a short walk away),
Meet at regular time – 7:00pm inside the garden waiting area.

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Experience A Magical Evening of Seasonal Lights at Bellevue Botanical Gardens

Experience A Magical Evening of Seasonal Lights at Bellevue Botanical Gardens

We’ve planned an evening field trip … we’re all boaters, so pretend your four wheel mode of transportation is your dinghy for the night. At many boating destinations you’ve looked forward to a trip ashore to see something beautiful enhancing your experience. Though not on the water, for only $5.00, this evening’s adventure provides you a chance to get out and see a beautiful holiday light display and relax during the busyness of the season. Meet at regular time – 7:00pm inside the garden waiting area. (an RSVP would be nice so no one is left behind.)
Bellevue Botanical Gardens presents annually, in December,

“Garden d’Lights”  https://gardendlights.org

They transform their gardens into a magical display of colorful flowers and 24 very fun things to find – the teddy bear was easy and the blue heron is amazing and the list goes on.
  • 45 minutes or more to walk through – with fun finding all the special critters
  • Meeting place is under cover to the left after going through the entrance
  • Dress for the weather – shoes for walking on gravel paths
  • Can stop for hot chocolate / coffee at their room set up for that
  • It also features a Gingerbread Castle
Check out  Garden d’Lights Click https://gardenlights.org It has all the pertinent info.
Cost $5.00 for entrance and $5.00 for parking if unwilling to walk a block
Link to Directions & Parking (there is free parking that is only a short walk away),
Meet at regular time – 7:00pm inside the garden waiting area.

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“Learn How to Navigate the Fun Way Using ‘Navionics’ App”

“Learn How to Navigate the Fun Way – Using the ‘Navionics’ App”

Cruisers’ College, Anacortes, WA – $45
January 14, 3018 – 9 AM to 12 PM
Capt. Linda Lewis
For more information and to register, click here:
Using the “Navionics” app makes it easy to learn and practice navigation at home, then carry your work onto the boat as a backup to your on-board electronics. We will do hands-on work in the seminar, learning how to:
– understand the meaning of the colors and symbols
– plan a trip by entering, editing, and naming routes
– find tide and current data – including how to use the data
– adjust the app’s settings for safe navigation
– how (and why) to orient the screen, and more.
You can download a two-week free trial of the app: “Navionics” just before the seminar. The easiest way to find the free trial is to Google Search the term: “Navionics Free Trial”. You can use the app during the seminar to ‘learn how to navigate’, then decide if you want to pay for and keep it. If so, we recommend you upgrade to the Navionics “US & CANADA” version of the app.
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Coast Guard reminds boaters to secure, mark boats before winter storms

Coast Guard reminds boaters to secure, mark boats before winter storms

 Until the Coast Guard can confirm the safe location of the owner of an adrift vessel, crews treat it as a sign of distress and launch a search to find the missing operator.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Coast Guard reminds boaters and paddle craft users to secure and mark their boats before upcoming winter storms.

The Coast Guard has launched on 90 unmanned adrift vessel cases within the 13th Coast Guard District during calendar year 2017. 

Sector Puget Sound personnel responded to 62 cases involving unmanned adrift vessels, Sector Columbia River personnel responded to 24 and Sector North Bend personnel responded to two. These unmanned adrift vessels cause hundreds of hours of unnecessary searches causing danger to first responders or delaying them from actual emergencies.

“We take every report of an adrift vessel as a distress situation and launch appropriate resources to begin a search,” said Lt. Cmdr. Chris Morris, a search and rescue mission coordinator at Coast Guard Sector Columbia River. “Vessels safely and appropriately secured to a dock will prevent hundreds of hours of search efforts that put first responders in danger. Owners of these vessels and paddle craft can help resolve search and rescue cases sooner by keeping the registration information up to date or marking their vessel similar to marking luggage while traveling.”

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Cruisers’ College Anacortes is repeating Electrical Systems and Engine Room Classes for Women

Captain Linda Lewis (http://www.privateboatinginstruction.com) has sent a note about classes at Cruisers’ College in Anacortes.

“The December 9 classes Jen Haaland is teaching are already sold out, so Cruisers College, Anacortes, just set up a repeat offering. Let’s spread the word about classes for women taught by a woman.”

 “ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS INVESTIGATIONS FOR WOMEN”

Jen Haaland – ABYC Master Technician
Cruisers’ College, Anacortes WA
February 11, 2018 – 9 AM to 12 PM
Click here to register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/electrical-systems-investigati…
 

 “ENGINE ROOM INVESTIGATIONS FOR WOMEN”

Jen Haaland
February 11, 2018 – 1 PM to 4 PM
Cruiser’s College, Anacortes, WA
Click here to register:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/engine-room-investigations-for…
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