NWWB Meeting Mon. July 18th A Social Evening At Harbour Village Marina

Harbour Village Marina

Hey Gals,

We’ve planned a summer social evening at Harbour Village Marina for the Monday, July 18th meeting. We’ll gather at 7pm as usual, the location is at the top of Lake Washington next to Kenmore Air with plenty of parking. It’s home port for Vivian. Please RSVP!  The location is below and we’ll include a map and additional photo in our mail chimp notice.

We really hope many of you can make it as the social evening we shared onboard the MV Lotus last year was fun for all who attended. Like that evening, this should give us a chance to chat more in-depth and get to know each other better.

It is set up beautifully for barbecuing and socializing. There’s a communal barbecue, so our plan is for you to bring your own beverage and whatever you’d like to barbecue for yourself, plus a small hors d oeuvre, side dish or desert to share (you don’t need to get carried away, keep it easy.) Plates, flat wear and glasses and coffee will be available, no need to bring.

There will be lines available to use for practicing knot tying skills, if desired, We’ll have a block and tackle set up on a tower at the marina to let you practice or see if you can hoist a person, a skill you might need in an onboard emergency someday.

Date and time: Monday, June 18th – 7pm

Bring your beverage, something you’d like to BBQ for yourself and a small hors d oeuvre, side dish or dessert to share.

Location address:

Harbour Village Marina
6155 NE 175th St,
Kenmore, WA 98028

Parking information:

Parking is available at the Marina – you may park in the lot that says “No Marina Parking”, but not next to the office building.  You may also park in the marina parking lot in the back where the boat trailers are.  Both of those options should offer enough parking, but there is also parking out on the street.

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Mon. June 20th Transitioning To Life On The Water, Training In Boat Building Skills Wanda Cashman’s Experiences Are Interesting and Can Inspire Us All

It’s amazing what we’ve learned from women over the years who’ve been surprised and pleased where boating led them and how it changed their lives. No matter what type of boater you are, we all are faced, at times, with major life transitions or seek to make them. Wanda Cashman made a transition with her family to life on the water. Then, forced to transition in her career, she chose to train in boat building skills to bring more knowledge to improving their new boat home and embark on a possible new career adventure. (She actually built a dinghy.)

Come join us for a relaxed and interesting evening with Wanda as she unfolds for us what it was like and all she’s learned.

Monday, June 20th, the meeting starts at 7 pm and followed by socializing with wine and snacks at Northwest Marine Trade Association offices behind Fisheries Supply in Seattle.

Link to full program info and directions



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Enjoy Classic Yachts at Bell Harbor Marina June 18th and 19th

This weekend – June 18 to 19 — a fleet of beautiful classic boats will descend upon Bell Harbor Marina in downtown Seattle. The 2016 Classic Weekend event will feature over 50 wooden vessels, many of which were built before World War II.

Most of the boats will be open to visitors throughout Father’s Day weekend from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and show-goers will be asked to vote for their favorite yacht. The winning boat’s name will then be inscribed on a permanent plaque that will be on display at Bell.

If you attend say hi to member, Diane Lander, who owns two classic yachts, MV Olympus and MV Marian II.

Here’s a link to the Three Sheets story


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Wanda Cashman’s Inspiring Life Transition Onto The Water As A Liveaboard, Boater, and Boat Builder

We’ve had to make a last minute change of program and welcome Wanda Cashman as our presenter.

After moving to Northwest in 2005 and living in one terrible apartment after another, two years ago, NWWB member, Wanda Cashman, found out that people actually live aboard boats. This intriguing idea and new lifestyle appealed to her husband, Dan and their teenage daughter, Miriam. “Why not, “ they said,  “What have we got to lose.”

Come and enjoy Wanda’s tale of their life change and all it entailed. Not boaters, they immediately joined the Coast Guard Auxiliary to learn how to boat. Their new life began on a sailboat that offered crowded space.

Their next step involved buying a much roomier and beloved Chris Craft that needed restoring, something they are doing while living on it. After losing her teaching job, Wanda was presented with the opportunity to retrain, and after much research and soul searching,  decided to attend the Seattle Central College’s Marine Technology Program where she is just now finishing a hand-built dinghy with the aid of a scholarship from the Antique and Classic Boat Society.

It’s an inspiring story of a woman with the courage to change her life in many ways with the boating lifestyle as her pathway. Join us and there might even be some of you out there who may go away considering, “What am I waiting for?”

Meeting Date and Time: Monday June 20th 7 pm to 9 pm. (Hors d oeuvres, snacks, wine, etc. are welcomed but not required. We enjoy socializing after the presentation.)

Location/Directions Link

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Sat., June 11th Boat Fest on Lake Union – Boater’s Swap Meet at Shilshole

FREE Boating Fun at the Get Out & Boat Fest (Link to the event)

Beyond free boat rides for nonboaters, there are activities for those who already boat…

If you’re already a salty dog but need a refresher course on your on-the-water skills, participate in one of our many hands-on clinics including docking, anchoring, technology, knot-tying and sail rigging. If seminars are your thing, we have one every hour on topics like navigation and electronics, weekend cruising itineraries and getaways, how to trailer your boat or how to pick out the boat that is right for you.

For those adventurous, sporty types, try a kayak or stand-up paddleboard – totally free – but don’t forget your shorts and towel!

Boater’s Swap Meet at Shilshole (Link to story in Three Sheets NW)

Clean out your dock boxes, storage units and garages, or find gear for the summer boat season. As part of Shilshole Bay Marina’s National Marina Day celebration, this year’s boater’s swap meet will be held in the marina parking lot on June 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m

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Have You Considered Writing About Your Boating Adventures?

Three Sheets Northwest is actively seeking folks who would consider contributing to their online newspaper covering regional boating activities, and offering information and stories about boating.  Here is a link to their piece asking for contributors. Link to story

I’m sending this out because of the many things boating gave to me was a pathway into a very interesting and fulfilling avocation as a freelance writer. I had never thought of writing something up and contributing it to a magazine until I started having all kinds of interesting adventures as a boater. The first articles I had published were in boating magazines.

Boating magazine articles aren’t just written by “professional writers” because there aren’t a lot of “professional writers” out there ‘messing about in boats’. If you are inclined to write at all, a Three Sheets NW contribution might be a way to start. Writer’s guidelines are included in the article, they tell you all about what the magazine is looking for, what form they want, etc.

Get writing, gals!

Marilyn Michael

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Trips for All Women and All Girl Crews Onboard the Adventuress

Haul lines, hoist the sails, build strong shipboard bonds with crew and participants, and learn about how you can make a difference for the future of our marine environment. Click on the links below to find out more. Sound Experience Members receive a discounted rate on many of their overnight programs

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