NWWB Notes: Race to Alaska Movie Trailer

Many of us have connections to the Race to Alaska or an interest in the race and participants. Just saw this movie trailer and it looks great.

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NWWB Notes: Job Opening – Operations Director/Boat Show Producer for the Northwest Yacht Broker’s Assoc.

Member, Diane Lander, has passed along a current job opening for Operations Director/Boat Show Producer for the Northwest Yacht Broker’s Association.

      JOB ANNOUNCEMENT – OPERATIONS DIRECTOR/BOAT SHOW PRODUCER

Join the Northwest Yacht Broker’s Association (NYBA) in their beautiful new South Lake Union office at Lake Union Piers (formerly Chandler’s Cove) as Operations Director/Boat Show Producer. NYBA is a nonprofit marine trade group consisting of hundreds of marine brokers, boat and yacht dealers and industry related professionals. Our members are committed to ensuring fair and honest business practices when buying and selling a boat or yacht.

Our Operations Director/Boat Show Producer has the following responsibilities:

  • Produce and organize two large floating boat shows each year in April and September including but not limited to working with our public relations teams, contracting with a local tugboat company to position temporary docks, arranging for vendors to provide and set up temporary tenting, fencing and electricity, and organizing all aspects of the boat shows including exhibitor registration, dock organization and boat placement.  You will oversee Boat Show Production, meeting with our Boat Show Committee and supervising two part time Boat Show Team Members, as well as obtaining national and local sponsors for our Boats Afloat Shows.
  • Day to day management of the association reporting to the Board of Directors and to oversee, manage, and execute all aspects of the association. Prepare for and attend monthly Board of Directors meetings including agenda and monthly reports.
  • Assist the Association’s part time bookkeeper and independent CPA with financial management of the association as directed by the Executive Committee.
  • Managing contracts with external professionals including legal, accounting, and consulting staff as required.
  • Initiating, coordinating, and delegating special projects and activities of the association with oversight responsibilities.
  • Representing NYBA at meetings with other associations.
  • Serving as the governmental point of contact for NYBA on permitting, especially as it relates to Boat Show Production.
  • Other duties as assigned, including writing monthly newsletter “Broker’s Bytes.”

This is a full-time position. Pay up to $85,000 per year plus bonuses on Boat Show Sponsorships, commensurate with industry standards and the candidate’s prior experience. Hours are Monday-Friday 9-5 possibility of part time remote work as agreed.

Required Experience:  Three years of event planning experience is preferred, and recreational marine industry experience is a plus.  Excellent and problem-solving skills are a must. Computer skills including Word, Excel, and Outlook are essential and willingness to learn other programs including Wild Apricot and Quick Books will be helpful.

To apply forward your resume to Paul Groesbeck NYBA, President, paul@irwinyachtsales.com.

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NWWB Notes: Interesting Article in 48 North – Nancy Erley Plays a Role in This Woman Journey to Captaining her Boat

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NWWB Meeting: ZOOM Link for Monday, Oct. 17th 7pm meeting Lifelong Boater Beth Frisken Will Share Some of Her Enviable Sailing Adventures and Talk About How to Boat Extensively Without Owning a Boat.

Zoom link is at the bottom of the page.

Join us as Beth shares her love of boating, where it has taken her, and how she does it on a tight budget. You’ll learn about community sailing centers, networking your way onto other peoples boats, and flotilla sailing that can take you to exotic locations like the Seychelle Islands in the Western Indian Ocean.

Beth has been around boats all her life. Her serious addiction to boats of all types, includes a deep admiration for classic wooden boats. She is passionate about boater safety and encouraging people new to boating to gain the right skillset to enjoy a lifetime of fun on the water. She grew up on a family run lakeside fishing resort in Southern Ontario Canada with access to all types of boats including a sailing dinghy, rowing skiffs, canoes, utility boats (used for recreational fishing) and ski boats. Once located on the West Coast she started day sailing as crew on a 24 ft day sailor in the Strait of Georgia out of White Rock BC, and then spent 3 summers cruising from the San Juan Islands to the Broughton Archipelago on a 43 ft Trawler. 

Moving to the Puget Sound area in 2005 Beth kept wondering how she could get out on the water affordably. Discovering the Renton Sailing Center in 2017, she took advantage of the opportunities offered and now serves on the board. Attending Women’s Day at the Seattle Boat Show she met gals of NWWB. Making friends, and joining them as crew, allowed her to spend even more time on regional waters.


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NWWB Meeting: ZOOM Link for Monday, Oct. 17th 7pm meeting – Beth Frisken Will Share Some of Her Enviable Sailing Adventures and Talk About How to Boat Extensively Without Owning a Boat.

Zoom link is at the bottom of the page.

Join us as Beth shares her love of boating, where it has taken her, and how she does it on a tight budget. You’ll learn about community sailing centers, networking your way onto other peoples boats, and flotilla sailing that can take you to exotic locations like the Seychelle Islands in the Western Indian Ocean.

Beth has been around boats all her life. Her serious addiction to boats of all types, includes a deep admiration for classic wooden boats. She is passionate about boater safety and encouraging people new to boating to gain the right skillset to enjoy a lifetime of fun on the water. 

She grew up on a family run lakeside fishing resort in Southern Ontario Canada with access to all types of boats including a sailing dinghy, rowing skiffs, canoes, utility boats (used for recreational fishing) and ski boats. Once located on the West Coast she started day sailing as crew on a 24 ft day sailor in the Strait of Georgia out of White Rock BC, and then spent 3 summers cruising from the San Juan Islands to the Broughton Archipelago on a 43 ft Trawler. 

Moving to the Puget Sound area in 2005 Beth kept wondering how she could get out on the water affordably. Discovering the Renton Sailing Center in 2017, she took advantage of the opportunities offered and now serves on the board. Attending Women’s Day at the Seattle Boat Show she met gals of NWWB. Making friends, and joining them as crew, allowed her to spend even more time on regional waters.


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Meeting ID: 883 0876 5179
Passcode: 627469
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NWWB Notes: We Are Gathering For a Potluck Onboard the MV Lotus Monday, Sept. 19th, Starting at 6:30pm. See You at South Lake Union.

In September we’ll have the pleasure of meeting personally onboard the MV Lotus for our yearly Potluck get-together. Mark your calendars and plan for a pleasant evening with other boat-loving gals. We thank member Christian Gruye and the Lotus team for welcoming us for this donation-only event. Your donations will help support the MV Lotus Foundation keeping this historic treasure available for tours, over-night rentals and special events for the community such as Sunday Teas. Visit www.mvlotus.org If you haven’t been aboard, she’s amazing.

Parking is available in several pay lots around South Lake Union and some free parkng (after 6pm) in the city lots along Westlake (by Kenmore Air) and the SDot Lot directly in front of Center for Wooden Boats.

We look forward to reconnecting with new and interested gals as well as those who’ve enjoyed NWWB meetings for a long time. Consider inviting a friend!

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NWWB Notes: Email correction for the positions available at the Lake Union Boats Afloat Show

If interested in the positions recently posted, the correct email is diane@nwyachtbrokers.com

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NWWB Notes: Paid Positions Need Filling for Lake Union Boats Afloat Show

Happy End of Summer:

NWWB member Diane Lander is working part time at the Northwest Yacht Brokers Association, producers of the Lake Union Boats Afloat Show.  She needs a few more people for her “Ticketing Team.”  This is a PAID position.  The pay is $18.00 an hour, parking costs are reimbursed, you get a free meal when you work, and you get to have fun and meet other like minded people who love boats.  The job involves taking tickets and staffing the information booth.  Here is the scoop:

Mandatory training session Monday, September 12 at 11 am.

Shifts we need to fill:  Thursday and Friday, September 15 and 16th from 10:30-2:30

Show Location:  Lake Union Piers (formerly Chandler’s Cove) on Lake Union.

If you are interested in joining the fun, contact Diane Lander, diane@mwyachtbrokers.com and or call or text Diane at 206-919-5099.  I hope some NWWB members can step up – way more fun than the Seattle Boat Show + you get paid. $$$$$$.

Website is here for additional information: 

NYBA Boats Afloat Show | Seattle Washington

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Where in Washington contest…

The regional online magazine Northwest Primetime has a “Where in Washington” contest. This month’s location is on the water so thought of you all. Their site address is http://www.northwestprimetime.com

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NWWB Meeting: ZOOM Link will be sent today to our email list. Join us for the Monday, 8/15 7:00pm meeting when Ace Spragg will share valuable information on Managing Tides and Currents in the Salish Sea

The ZOOM link will arrive today, watch your email. If you don’t receive it, email us at nwwbviv@gmail.com. Ask for the link and to be added to our mailing list. This email is the current blog post. We don’t put the link on the blog which is public.

Ace actively teaches boating classes, here’s a chance to get to know her and receive valuable information.

Have you ever sailed in place, or ridden a tidal current making 8 knots on a boat that goes 5 knots? (Woo hoo!) Tides and currents are a huge part of sailing in the Salish Sea. Knowing the forces at work, the resources available, and the boat skills needed to safely operate is paramount to a successful on-the-water adventure. Kayak, inflatable, sailboat, or powerboat—all are affected by the rise and fall of the tide. Whether a day trip on Port Townsend Bay or a trip up the Inside Passage, this discussion will help you with safe boat-trip planning. 

We remember and still appreciate Ace Spragg’s active support of NWWB in its early years before she moved to Port Townsend to follow her dream of a full-time maritime career. Ace has been teaching sailing since she was 16 years old, first on the Chesapeake Bay and eastern lakes…and then in the beautiful Salish Sea since 2000.  She has taught hundreds of people to sail, and also teaches people to dock their boats without yelling (aka marriage counseling).  For the past 11 years she’s been teaching programs on and off the water at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, including virtual classes on navigation, tides & currents, rules of the road and many others.  https://nwmaritime.org/programs/adult-programs/

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