We can all use some inspiration as we head into this year and a new boating season.
Northwest Women in Boating is about inspiring women and 36-year-old Sarah Scott’s story will do just that. What gave this woman the tenacity to take on the challenges of skills completely foreign to her – buying and refitting a boat and learning to sail? What sparked her very ambitious dream – circumnavigating solo? Sarah Scott’s story is one that transcends activities on the water. She’s dynamic and you will love the tales about her progress forward. She is actively refitting a 1969 Rawson 30 and planning to circumnavigate Vancouver Island next August. She will bring stories and lots of pictures for you to enjoy.
From a December article in 48 North magazine… “My learning curve was steep. I proceeded to do countless projects on the boat, each of which required learning how to do it first: new systems, new head, new plumbing, new Kiwi Grip. I did almost all of these projects by myself. I also taught myself the theory of how to read a sextant and I felt I understood it perfectly, though I didn’t have the horizon to try it yet. I single-handed all around Puget Sound, to Blake Island and Poulsbo, and eventually across the Strait of Juan de Fuca. A year later, I got a job at Fisheries Supply in Fremont; and over the course of thirty months I worked my way up from cashier to Sailboat Specialist. I was officially hooked!”
Sarah is a Kirkland native with no boats in her background. She’s a published writer with an MFA. She’s an active feminist with a personal focus on the effects of racism. She has a passionate hope her goal will inspire women, especially young black women, to pursue their dreams.
Date: Monday March 18th
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: 1900 N Northlake Way, #233 Seattle, WA 98103 (Behind Fisheries Supply)