NWWB July 20th Meeting Learn About The Art and Sport of Rowing

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Large boats, small boats, fat boats, skinny boats, rowing, powering, sailing, and paddling, there are so many ways to enjoy Northwest waters. Vivian and I were introduced, through excellent writing, to the world of rowing as we recently read the book, Boys In The Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.  We wanted to learn more. Come, relax and enjoy a foray into the world of those folks you see out there skimming across the surface of the water.

For our meeting this coming Monday, July 20th we look forward to welcoming Marilynn Goo, Roberta Scholz and Marie Hagman from the Lake Washington Rowing Club.

We will learn from each when, why and how they started rowing, why they continue to row and why they row at Lake Washington Rowing club. Marilyn will share a brief history of the Lake Washington Rowing Club. Marie will share about the club’s classes and programs. Roberta will discuss with us, in a more general way, about how we all share the waterway.

Please RSVP at nwwbviv@gmail.com if you plan on attending and tell your boat-loving gal friends. Come and enjoy the evening.

Meeting Date: Monday, July 20th, 2015

Time: 7:00pm – till 9:00 pm or so

Hors d oeuvres, snacks, wine, etc. are welcomed even at this meeting  but not required. We enjoy socializing after the presentation.

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)

It’s a great help to us if you would consider subscribing to the blog for all the information about this groups activities. Also, we appreciate it when you share the link with women boating friends: www.nwwb.wordpress.com/

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A Great Summer Read Plus A Little About Our July Program

Vivian and I have recently read and enjoyed the book, Boys In The Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown. We recommend it for its local historical focus and for its good writing.

It stimulated our interest in setting up our July program. A gal from Lake Washington Rowing Club will be talking to us about the art and sport of rowing and the opportunities on local waters. We will be sending out more in-depth information about this program very soon. We look forward to seeing you on Monday, July 20th.

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A Fun, Musical, Nautical Event July 10th

Deborah Bach, is publisher of Threesheets NW a great Northwest-oriented online newsletter. www.threesheetsnw.com 

They recently highlighted a fun and FREE upcoming event.

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.  David Kessler, a talented chantey man from back East, will lead the July sing-a-long aboard the historic tugboat Arthur Foss at Lake Union Park.

Historic Tugboat Arthur Foss, Lake Union Park | Jul. 10, 2015

 

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Check the ‘Desire Crew or Need Crew’ blog page.

Hi Gals,

We’re reminding you all that there is a page on our blog you can post to if you desire to crew or need crew.

There are already gals listed there. Here is a link

Cynthia Malmer just added the following note looking for crew. Don’t miss some great opportunities.

“I need a boating buddy. I am looking for someone who can go with me on weekend boat trips around the sound, someone interested in learning how to navigate and drive. I have a 38 ft sport fishing yacht. Must love dogs as my German Shepard will also be joining us. Please email if interested. “

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NWWB Meeting Mon. June 15 – Capt. Linda Lewis Offering Smart Tools for Boaters: Apps & Websites

June program

Capt. Linda Lewis researches and stays informed about the latest digital tools for boaters. She is offering a valuable, one-of-a-kind program that will explore Apps and Websites that are helpful to boaters, as well as ideas for organizing them on tablets and smartphones.

Topics will include: weather (forecast & ‘wind now’); currents & tides; moon phase; sunrise-sunset; a variation calculator; compasses (plus a ‘hand-bearing’ type); AIS; knot tying; course to steer calculator (when the current is pushing you off); Navigation Rules; USCG Regulations; GPS test, etc.

Linda is asking attendees to bring to share the digital addresses of resources that they have already found, maybe something in the list above that you didn’t know you couldn’t live without. Be sure to note whether it is an App for iOS (iPhone/iPad), Android, or both. On the white board, we’ll write the addresses of interesting Apps or a useful Websites you have found

Linda holds a USCG 100 Ton Master’s License, teaches boat handling on your boat (www.privateboatinginstruction.com), and, as a USCG Auxiliary volunteer, teaches a 10-week Navigation course for the public that includes traditional paper charting skills and the use of the latest navigation electronics.

Please RSVP at nwwbviv@gmail.com if you plan on attending so we may set up the room appropriatly and tell your boat-loving gal friends. Come and enjoy the evening.

Meeting Date: Monday, June 15th, 2015

Time: 7:00pm – till 9:00 pm or so

Hors d oeuvres, snacks, wine, etc. are welcomed even at this meeting  but not required. We enjoy socializing after the presentation.

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)

It’s a great help to us if you would consider subscribing to the blog for all the information about this groups activities. Also, we appreciate it when you share the link with women boating friends: www.nwwb.wordpress.com/

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Skippering opportunity June 24-25 onboard a Cal 25 Ballard to Pt. Ludlow

The Northwest Women in Boating blog has a page for  letting other members know you are seeking crew or would like crewing opportunities. Member Kathy Pelish has a need for a skipper on an interesting trip. Check it out in the comments sections of the page.

Feel free to add your own comment about a desire to crew or a need you have for crew. Click on this link.

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Time to kill before a meeting? Consider Ivar’s Salmon House

If you ever come early to an NWWB meeting wanting to grab something to eat or drink before hand, a suggestion has been made that you head to the bar at Ivar’s Salmon House just down the street (no commercial endorsement intended). They do, though, have a great Happy Hour. The idea suggested is that you tell the bartender when you arrive that you are with Northwest Women in Boating and that if any other members arrive point them in your direction, or point you in the direction of any others who have arrived earlier.  It’s a pleasant location and possibly a chance to get to know others in the group a little better.

 

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