NWWB Meeting Mon. Oct. 18th 7pm via ZOOM – Elsie Hulsizer on – Is Hood Canal Worth Visiting?

ZOOM link will be shared by Friday, if you don’t receive it, email nwwbviv@gmail.com

At least four boats with members of Northwest Women in Boating onboard went down the Hood Canal this summer. Why did they go and what did they see? Come to our October 18 NWWB meeting and see photos of Hood Canal by Elsie Hulsizer, author of two books about northwest cruising, plus contributions by other members.  Are majestic mountains, picturesque towns and inviting marinas enough to make the long narrow Canal worth visiting? Come to the presentation and see for yourself.

Elsie is a long-time supporter of Northwest Women in Boating. She’s on the Board of the Center for Wooden Boats. 20+ trips around Vancouver Island and numerous trips to S.E. Alaska inspired her two beautifully written and illustrated books Voyages to Windward Sailing Adventures on Vancouver Island’s West Coast and Glaciers, Bears and Totems Sailing in Search of the Real Southeast Alaska. And, she has ‘blue water’ chops. Moving from New England to Seattle, she and her husband sailed around, taking a side trip to Hawaii on the way.

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NWWB Notes: NOAA’s Role in Supporting Safe Navigation – The PowerPoint slides from Crescent Moegling’s program available to scroll through. Check it out!

Here is the program that was presented at the last meeting by Crescent Moegling from NOAA.

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NWWB Notes: Enjoy An Art & Wine Walk at the Art Gallery of SnoValley in Snoqualmie, this Friday the 24th. Cynthia Faw’s work in the gallery will be part of the event.

Member and artist Cynthia Faw has recently been accepted into the artists’ cooperative Art Gallery Of Snovalley, which is located in historic downtown Snoqualmie, WA.  She hopes you can make the trip sometime during the coming months to see the fabulous Falls and stop by the gallery!  The address is 8130 Railroad Ave. SE Snoqualmie, WA the website is http://www.artgalleryofsnovalley.com. There is an Art and Wine Walk this Friday September 24. Cynthia will be in the gallery during the Art Walk, and hopes to see you there!

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NWWB Meeting tonight – Crescent Moegling – learn about NOAA ending production of paper and raster nautical charts and it’s impact on boaters, also info on other products and services that will support safe navigation. PLUS discussion of the SURPRISE we mentioned.

Chrescent Moegling Navigation Manager – Northwest and Pacific Islands
Navigation Services Division
NOAA Office of Coast Survey

In 2019, NOAA announced its Sunsetting of Raster Nautical Charts in the Federal Register. The raster sunset program will gradually end production and maintenance of NOAA traditional paper and raster nautical chart products (electronic pictures of paper charts.). Join Crescent Moegling as she provides an update on this effort and answers questions about how this change impacts mariners. Other topics will include Electronic Navigation Chart improvements and highlights on other products and services that support safe navigation.

Plus, a discussion of the surprise we mentioned.

If you haven’t received the ZOOM link, request it at nwwbviv@gmail.com. See you at 7pm (the room may open earlier for chatting.)

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NWWB ZOOM Meeting – On Mon. Sept. 20th 7pm Northwest Women in Boating is bringing you a SURPRISE presentation.

When is the last time you anticipated a surprise? Can you remember when you last opened yourself to the unknown? 15 years of offering you information, inspiration and some fun – for our September 20th meeting, Northwest Women in Boating is bringing you a surprise presentation.

Come gather; bring your pen and paper for good information, but yes, what you’ll learn will be a surprise. As with all our past meetings, anyone with a love of boats will come away with valuable knowledge gained amidst a relaxed evening and have an opportunity to catch up with other like-minded gals.

Join in, we will be sending out the ZOOM link closer to week’s end and we look forward to seeing all of you.  

Vivian and Marilyn

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NWWB Notes: Asking for your thoughts…Our group is made up of women who boat at all ages. We’ve had a request for ideas. “At 73 my body is not as strong and limber as it used to be. What advice do you have for someone who wants to keep sailing? How have you dealt with not being as young as we used to be?” What are your thoughts on this? Please respond in the comments section of the blog post. TIA

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NWWB ZOOM Meeting: Mon. Aug. 16th 7pm An Evening of On-The-Water Tales From Northwest Women Who Boat – that means YOU! ZOOM Link now available

If you haven’t received the email with the link, send us an email at nwwbviv@gmail.com and request the link.

For our meeting on ZOOM next Monday we’re having gals in the group share an on-the-water story from their boating experiences. We’ve all had crises, er learning experiences, special moments, or humorous events happen while boating. There’ve been those dumb moves and crazy things we’ve seen happen out there. Have you or a neighbor ever filled the holding tank with water? Have you had a special or unusual gunkholing experience? Any overboard experiences out there? (You know they say it’s mostly men who go overboard as a result of peeing over the side.) Let’s enjoy and learn from an evening of tales from our boating lives. You know we laugh a lot at on-the-water tales. It’s often gallows humor but hey…-


–Email us with your name and phone # at nwwbviv@gmail.com (You don’t have to include your tale)

 –During the meeting verbally tell us a tale, not long though 5 to 10 minutes. Keep it short so others have a chance. If we have more than time allows, we’ll plan another evening.

–Your story doesn’t have to be fancy or illustrated.  It’ll be an evening of casual story telling. Please step up and thank you, thank you, thank you in advance.

In the early years of our boating my husband and I had several “interestingly challenging adventures” on the water. We survived and learned. Later, when I was writing for boating magazines, this was a favorite humorous quote of my husband’s “Here’s a way to make money for the cruising kitty, just go out, have a crisis (not a hard thing to do) then write it up and sell it to a boating magazine! It is true, I never had an on-the-water “crisis story er learning experience” turned down by a magazine, largely because they are ways other boater’s learn

Please, let’s hear from some of you and enjoy a relaxed and interesting evening.

Vivian and Marilyn

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NWWB Meeting NEW ZOOM Link with phone numbers for those who use such. This is the correct link \

Join Zoom Meeting tonight with Dana Greyson

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Zoom link has changed for tonight’s NWWB Zoom meeting with Dana Greyson Here is the correct link to use. Glitches happen.

Join Zoom Meeting with Dana Greyson


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NWWB Meeting Mon. July 19 7pm Enjoy an Evening with Dana Greyson Who Will Tell Tales of How Chucking it All, Buying and Boarding A Boat With No Sailing Experience and Sailing Halfway Around the World Transformed Her Life. She’ll Offer Stories of Inspiration That Transcend Boating.


ZOOM link has been sent out this evening, Saturday, July 17, if you haven’t received it , email nwwbviv@gmail.com and request it.

Dana Greyson was unemployed, friendless, and “depressed as hell” in Everett. Her husband, who hated his mega-overtime job at Boeing, suggested they chuck it all (what there was to chuck), buy a sailboat, and sail halfway around the world. Less than a year later, they boarded a plane to St. Lucia, to join the boat he bought six months earlier without her. Dana didn’t even know how to sail. That was 2012. Dana’s life will never be the same again. How did it change? Zoom in to learn more about how radically cruising transformed her life, and maybe could change yours, too.

Even if you can’t join the meeting, at least check out one of her Cruising World articles or her blog, www.GalleyWenchTales.com or the website for her book in progress (she promises the book title will make you laugh).

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