NWWB meeting Sept. 19 In Regular Location Behind Fisheries Supply

We’ve had a couple of queries about the location of tomorrow’s meeting featuring Reanne Hemmingway-Douglass. It will be in the normal location. We tried for a one-time change to have a meeting up north but were not able to arrange an meeting place.

Meeting 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)


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NWWB Don’t Miss Reanne Hemingway-Douglass Monday Sept. 19

We hope you are planning to join us to meet and hear Reanne Hemmingway-Douglass. From adventures documented in her first book, Cape Horn, One Man’s Dream, One Woman’s Nightmare, through many years, she’s been an inspiration as a woman on the water and as a writer. She will have books available for sale and signing if you desire or are looking for holiday gifts. Or bring your cruising manual or other book by the Douglass’ for signing.

Regarding Reanne’s writing, member Anne Cox sent us a thought from her home in Anacortes…

I was dressed in my uniform, ready to step outdoors on this rainy and windy morning and drive to Bellingham for a safety patrol with the Coast Guard Auxiliary members on Bellingham Bay. We were tasked to support paddlers on the final leg of this annual multisport race in Bellingham when the phone rang at 10:57 am.
“Anne, it’s John, the race has been called off so we will not be out working in the rain today.”
Instantly I realized what I will now do: reread my dog-eared copy of Cape Horn by Reanne Hemingway-Douglass so the story will be fresh in my mind as I meet and listen to her Monday evening with other women in NWWB! The gift of time today is going to make meeting her all the more joyful after reading her amazing story!
Life is good and women are strong and adaptable!

We agree with Anne, life is good. Reanne, and all of you out there on boats, certainly are proof that women are strong and adaptable. We hope you can join us and, like Anne, that you take opportunities to enjoy the ‘gift of time’.



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NWWB Meeting Mon. Sept. 19th Reanne Hemingway-Douglass Well Known NW Author and Cruiser

Update on meeting location: We were unable to locate a meeting place up north, so the meeting will be held as usual in the NMTA conference room behind Fisheries Supply in Seattle. We’ll try another time for a northern gathering.

One of the goals of Northwest Women in Boating is to provide inspiration for women on the water; role models for their on the water adventures in the Northwest and beyond. There are some amazing women around the area who definitely  fill that role. Reanne Hemingway-Douglass, who has cruised with her husband from Alaska to Cape Horn, is one of the early members of that group of inspirational women. Reanne has logged more than 150,000 miles of offshore cruising over the past 25 years.

She didn’t just travel those miles, she and her husband wrote about their experiences. You will enjoy meeting Reanne as she presents a program. focusing on her book that started their writing adventures titled, Cape Horn: One Man’s Dream, One Woman’s Nightmare  (you’ll learn you can pitchpole in the Great Southern Ocean and survive).

Cruising the region, they felt they could do a better job than the cruising guides available, so they established Fine Edge Publishing. Northwest Cruisers are familiar with their Exploring Series Cruising Guides covering the Pacific Coast, Northwest, British Columbia and Alaskan waters.) You can read more about her cruising and writing adventures at the Fine Edge Authors page.

We hope you can join us for this inspirational program.

Meeting Date and Time: Monday September 19th 7 pm to 9 pm. (Hors d oeuvres, snacks, wine, etc. are welcomed but not required. We enjoy socializing after the presentation.)

Location: 1900 N Northlake Way, #233 Seattle, WA 98103 (More information on blog’s meeting page)



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Painting by Member Cynthia Faw Featured in Three Sheets NW

There are many talented gals who are part of our organization. We enjoy celebrating their passions. Long-time supporter and retired architect, Cynthia Faw, is a professional artist. Her beautiful works of art often have water and maritime themes. She is currently finishing a painting of the tug Iver owned by member Juli Tallino.

Below is one of her paintings titled: “Rounding Pt. Atkinson”


Note from Cynthia: You might recognize this point of land—it’s just NW of the Lions Gate bridge in Vancouver, B.C., and you round this point to get into Howe Sound.  A nice place to visit!

Link to Cynthia’s painting in Three Sheets NW    (different from the one featured on our blog)

Link to Cynthia’s website featuring a gallery of her paintings – www.cynthiafaw.com


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Aug. 20th Low cost ($20-30) life jackets on sale at Green Lake

Here’s a link to the event

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Here We Are – Having Fun At The July and August Meetings

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Northwest Seaport Sea Chantey Sing-Along Aug. 12

August Chantey Sing-Along  – Free

August 12 @ 7:30 pm9:30 pm

Mariide will lead the August chantey sing aboard the historic tugboat Arthur Foss. She will keep the session rolling along. All are welcome to lead a song or just join in on the chorus.

Sea Chanteys and other sea songs celebrate our connections to the sea, ships, skippers, and sailors.  Sea Chanteys are fun and easy to sing and are for all ages.

Here is a link and check out the other great programs offered by Northwest Seaport.

Their website is: www.nwseaport.org


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