Trips for All Women and All Girl Crews Onboard the Adventuress

Haul lines, hoist the sails, build strong shipboard bonds with crew and participants, and learn about how you can make a difference for the future of our marine environment. Click on the links below to find out more. Sound Experience Members receive a discounted rate on many of their overnight programs

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Predicted Log Race – Join The Fun As An ‘Observer’ It’s Like A Car Rally In A Power Boat

Diane Benson alerted us about a fun opportunity on the water without having to own a boat or use yours.

The predicted-log contest group in our region is long on boats but short on Observers for the Contest Saturday, May 21st.  If any NWWB members are looking for a fun event they’ll be fed, they’ll be appreciated, they’ll meet new folks, they’ll be on the water…and they don’t have to pay for fuel or make any repairs!

An Observer’s primary responsibilities are to note down accurate times at precise points in the pre-set course,( time pieces are provided); and to ensure that no clocks are available to the racers and that the boats stay close to their intended course and at their predicted speed. Other than that you stay out of their way and watch them work. They are very appreciative of your participation; it’s always a good time.

It’s like a car rally in a power boat, with winds and currents and the like tossed in to keep it interesting. The teams predict the time it will take to get from point to point on a designated course. Since their GPS is shut down, they use seamanship and all manner of unusual trinkets to make their way around the course, trying to predict, to the second, when they will cross the finish line.

Here is the information sent out by the Observer Coordinator:

On Saturday, May 21st , Queen City Yacht Club and Seattle Yacht Club are sponsoring the Eagle Harbor Predicted Log Race out of the Winslow QCYC Outstation. The Outstation is a short walk from the Winslow Ferry Terminal so ferry walk-on is possible.

We are looking for observers for the Saturday race.  Observer training starts at 9:30 on Saturday at the Winslow QCYC Outstation.  Boats head out with staggered starts, and the last boats are generally in by 3ish with staggered finishes. Lunch is provided by your skipper and you are welcome to stay for the awards dinner with your old and new friends. Dinner is complementary for observers. We would love to have you join us for the day. Please contact:

David Padgett
425-644-1462 Home
425-681-0343 Cell
davidjoanne@msn.com

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CONFIDENCE IN BOATING – A COURSE FOR WOMEN ON JUNE 4th

A BOATING COURSE RECOMMENDED FOR WOMEN TAUGHT BY WOMEN

WHO: Presented by women of Flotilla 19, 11 & 12 from the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary

FOR: Women interested in building their confidence in boating

WHEN:  Saturday, June 4, 2016, from 10:00 to 4:00

WHERE: Chuck Olson Chevrolet 17037 Aurora Ave N Shoreline, WA 98133

COST: $50.00

Includes all necessary material, coffee, lunch and snacks.

To REGISTER or any questions please: Call or email Kathryn Wellington

k.wellington28@gmail.com 360-220-3872

     This course is recommended for women who are interested in boating; who may be married to a boater, yet feel they are just there to provide the lunch; women who go out as passengers on other people’s boats; or who may be anxious about boating altogether and would rather leave boating up to the men!

Confidence in Boating is instructed by women from Flotillas of the US Coast Guard Auxiliary who have enthusiasm and experience with boating and want to help others who “ride” on boats to know what to do if the boat captain should fall overboard or become incapacitated and they will need to be “suddenly in command”!  Through discussion and hands on training, we encourage women to voice their concerns and help them build confidence by learning some basics of boating such as using the radio to call for help, stopping the boat, turning the vessel around, and bringing someone back into the boat if there is a “man overboard”!  We also share information on boating concerns such as dealing with fear and improving communication with your boating partner.

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Would you like to become a US Sailing STEM/REACH instructor?

Would you like to become a US Sailing STEM/REACH instructor?  Or do you know someone who might?

This program uses sailing to interest middle school aged kids in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).  In addition, 90% of students participating in REACH are first time sailors, creating an on-ramp to the sport for youth of all backgrounds.

A link to understand more about REACH, the US Sailing’s STEM Education Initiative

Come join 1 day instructor course, hosted at Sail Sand Point on June 11.  $150.  No prior sailing experience or certifications are required.  Sign up and more information at the link below.

People who are implementing REACH include:
•Middle School Teachers
•Sailing Instructors
•Camp Counselors
•Scout Leaders
•Youth Program Instructors
•Environmental Educators
•Parents
•Home Schoolers

http://www.ussailing.org/education/calendar/

Please let me know if you have any questions!

Margaret Pommert
213 705 3141

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Next Mon. May 16th – Nancy Erley Captain of Two World Circumnavigations with All Women Crews – Ten Things I Wish I Knew Before I Went Cruising

Please invite other boating gals you may know and you will need to RSVP at nwwbviv@gmail.com for this program to allow proper setup, thank you.

Ten Things I Wish I Knew Before I Went Cruising – What it is really like to pry yourself away and be “out there”.  The time between the blissful and the rare harrowing moments.  Life at sea in all its color, comedy and profoundness.

Boating, power or sail, is character building at all levels. All of you will agree the activity has taught you much and challenged you. You’ve built confidence that has carried over into all areas of your lives. Those attending will be inspired by a woman who, through all her achievements, was presented with the Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award sponsored by BoatUS and the National Women’s Sailing Association. The award honors a male or female who has built a record of achievement in inspiring, educating and enriching the lives of women through sailing.

Nancy Erley’s Bio:

Nancy Erley was captain of Two World Circumnavigations. She led two voyages from Seattle around the world aboard her Orca 38 sailboat, Tethys.

“As the skipper of an all-woman crew, Nancy fashioned a circumnavigation that should go down in the record books as one of the soundest, most seamanlike journeys in the modern cruising era. Like all competent voyages, Tethys circumnavigation was notable for its lack of disasters.”    George Day, publisher Blue Water Sailing magazine.

Nancy holds her USCG 100-ton Master of Ocean license, is an Instructor Evaluator-Ocean for the International Sail and Power Association and she is an advanced scuba diver and delivery skipper.

And…Nancy teaches regionally. Women who would like to learn with Nancy can join her as crew aboard Tethys in the Pacific Northwest:

Phone +1 (206) 789 – 5118
email: nerley@hotmail.com
Postal mail: Tethys Offshore   2442 NW Market St. #498   Seattle, WA 98107-4137
Ham Radio: Ki7dp

Meeting Date and Time: Monday May 16th 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

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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Free Youth Sailing Event at Sandpoint Saturday, April 30th

(Margaret Pommert sent this and, hey NWWB Gals, this might be a fun thing to share on your Facebook pages if you enjoy such to help get the word out.)

Do you know any kids who haven’t yet discovered the joy of sailing?

Bring them to this open house this Saturday for a FREE sailing experience, hosted by The Sailing Foundation.

Free boat rides, fun and giveaways.

Date and time: Saturday, April 30th starting at 11:00am

Location: Sail Sand Point 7861 62nd Ave NE Seattle, WA 98115 (North End of Warren G Magnuson Park)

Website: http://www.nwyouthsailing.org/youth-sailing-open-house.html

More than 16 sailing programs will be represented; including Frog Prints e! STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) sailing for middle school aged girls.  There’s a program for every kid!

Here are the Sailing programs that will be represented

Bainbridge Island Parks and Rec – Beach Camp at Sunset Bay

Bruce Haulman Jr. Sailing Program (Vashon Island) – Camp Gallagher

Center for Wooden Boats – Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle

Frog Prints e! – Kitsap Sailing & Rowing

Mt Baker Rowing and Sailing Center – Meydenbauer Bay Yacht Club

Northwest Interscholastic Sailing Association – Northwest Outward Bound School

Sail Sand Point – Sea Scouts of Puget Sound

South Whidbey Yacht Club – Tacoma Yacht Club

The Sailing Foundation

 

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Mon. Apr. 18th Could You Get Someone Back On The Boat? Lifesling® For Sail And Power Boats With Margaret Pommert

Hi Gals,

We all know things happen fast and unexpectedly on the water. Knowledge and preparation are keys to possibly saving a life.

If someone falls overboard, are you confident that you can get the boat back to them? How about being able to pull them back on board? What if they are injured/hypothermic and so not able to grab a line thrown to them, or help pull themselves back onto the boat or up a ladder?

Member, Margaret Pommert, will offer this classroom introduction to the Lifesling® and crew overboard recovery techniques for both sail and powerboats. Later this summer, we plan to follow-up with practice on sail and powerboats volunteered by members, scheduled at a mutually agreeable day/time.

About Margaret:

Margaret’s deep interest in crew overboard recovery techniques was sparked many years ago in a casual sailboat race.  The skipper of one of her competitors fell overboard, and the crew of strong young men struggled get him back on board.  Tragically, the skipper did not survive.

She is a qualified Lifesling® instructor and a member of the board of directors of The Sailing Foundation, which originally developed the Lifesling®.  As a member of the Safety at Sea committee of The Sailing Foundation, she works to further develop and promote training in the use of the Lifesling® and related crew overboard recovery techniques across the boating community, both locally and globally.

Margaret is a very active sailing instructor, cruiser, and racer.   She’s an instructor certified by both the American Sailing Association and US Sailing, and holds a US Coast Guard master captain’s license. For those interested in training she may be reached at: mpommert@gmail.com

Meeting Date and Time: Monday April 18th 7 pm to 9 pm. (Hors d oeuvres, snacks, wine, etc. are always welcomed and enjoyed, 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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