Coast Guard issues temporary zones, regulated navigation area around Arctic drilling and support vessels in Puget Sound from April 15 through June 30.

“The Coast Guard 13th District commander, working in conjunction with the Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound captain of the port, has established temporary safety zones and a Voluntary First Amendment Area associated with Arctic drilling and support vessels in Puget Sound from April 15 through June 30.

The zones are necessary to allow maximum use of the waterway by all users consistent with safe navigation and to ensure special interest groups and other mariners are not injured by deep-draft and support vessels with maneuvering characteristics with which they may be unfamiliar…”

Read the rest of the press release at the following link.

http://www.uscgnews.com/go/doc/4007/2492030/

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More Info on NWWB Meeting Monday, April 20th: Patricia Segulja, General Manager of Dunato’s Boatyard

We have a woman in Seattle who is General Manager of a boatyard.

Patricia Segulja, General Manager of Dunato’s Boatyard, will be our presenter on Monday, April 20th. How boatyards work and how to deal most effectively with them are subjects boat owners may know less about than they should. Here’s your chance to ask questions and learn, and from a woman’s perspective.

Patti is the niece of the boatyard’s founder, John Dunato. It will be interesting to learn of all her work as a woman running a traditionally male work environment.  She spearheaded the idea to start up the Second Wave, a new and used marine consignment store in Fremont, and oversaw operations for 14 years. Patti also worked in all phases of expanding their marina and is the marina manager. She is extremely involved in managing the environmental requirements for the boatyard including hazardous waste and storm water. Patti is on the board at the NMTA and is also on the Technical Advisory Committee at Seattle Central Community College. She dedicates a lot of time and energy to work force development for the marine industry.

Patti has three kids and is celebrating her 30th year with her husband. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from the University of Washington. She is heavily involved in the Snohomish Equine 4H program and enjoys horseback riding.

Tell your boat owning gal friends, come and enjoy the evening.

Link to more meeting information

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NWWB Meeting Monday, April 20th: Patricia Segulja, General Manager of Dunato’s Boatyard

We have a woman in Seattle who is General Manager of a boatyard.

Patricia Segulja, General Manager of Dunato’s Boatyard, will be our presenter on Monday, April 20th. How boatyards work and how to deal most effectively with them are subjects boat owners may know less about than they should. Here’s your chance to ask questions and learn, and from a woman’s perspective. We will be sending more information tomorrow about this program.

Patricia is the niece of the boatyard’s founder, John Dunato. It will be interesting to learn of her work as a woman running a traditionally male work environment.  Tell your boat- owning gal friends, come and enjoy the evening.

Link to more information

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NMTA Seeking Volunteers For Fundraising Auction

Northwest Marine Trade Association Auction is happening Friday evening, April 24th at the Seattle Yacht Club.  It is held to  benefit Fish NW and The Clean Boating Foundation.

They are looking for  volunteers to help with the auction night (registration, live auction recording and some data entry for the silent auction).   You would need to be comfortable with a computer.  Time commitment would be from about 4pm to 9pm. You’d need to be comfortable with a computer.  They provide dinner and you would get to witness and network at a really fun event!

They could use about 4 more volunteers on April 24th.  2 for set up from 1 pm to 5 pm and 2 to help with the live auction from 7pm to 9:30pm.

If you are interested please contact Alashia Wartelle 306-634-0911

Plus, they are also looking for donation items if anyone has any ideas

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NWWB Meeting Monday, March 16th: M V Lotus Celebrating the Edwardian Age. An Historical Journey and Opportunities To Be A Part of Seattle’s Maritime History

Seattle is home to some amazing pieces of maritime history. Christian Gruye and long-time NWWB member, Lynn Reister, will offer a program about M V Lotus. Built in 1909 on the Seattle Waterfront, prior to the building and opening of the Locks, Seattle has been her home ever since. Commissioned by Maurice McMicken, an attorney and part owner of the Seattle PI, she carried his family and friends as far north as Alaska. (Link to the boat’s history http://www.mvlotus.org/information.html).

Christian’s innovative Mother purchased her and initially used this unique vessel as a floating lodge on Lake Union for the World’s Fair. The Gruye family continued to own the vessel over the years and it has nearly always been in the loving hands of women. Christian is looking forward to sharing her memories from childhood onboard.

MV LOTUS, now recognized as a National Historical Place, is moored at the Historical Ships Dock on South Lake Union. Well into her next 100 Years the vessel is open to the public for tours 1-4, Thursdays thru Saturdays. Christian is working to strengthen the Steward and Docent programs and has creative plans to make people’s experiences (Weddings, Meetings, Women’s Weekends, Overnight Experiences) enhanced by crew in “Period Re-enactment” costuming.

Enjoy the tale of this floating treasure and learn of creative opportunities for becoming a part of the adventures she offers volunteers. (For more information: http://www.mvlotus.com/

Meeting Date: Monday, March 16, 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: Northwest Marine Trade Association conference room, 1900 N. Northlake Way, #233.

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Feb. 16th 2015 Meeting: Becoming a Better Resource For Women Who Want Learn To Boat or Buy A Boat

We want to thank all who participated in our Boat Show Volunteer Project. We observed you having a lot of fun, getting to know each other better and really reaching out to the boating community.

Our meeting next Monday, February 16, will be an active one. It will take something we observed at the Boat Show to the next level. Vivian and Marilyn are eager to get your feedback; to hear what you have to say about something important to our mission of helping women become safer and better boaters.

There are women out there who want to learn to boat and who want to buy boats, some are single, others have partners but want to learn on their own. Since boating is still largely a male dominated activity, are people in the industry such as boat brokers, boat builders and those who teach boating aware of the unique needs of women who boat or who want to? We asked, are the needs of this emerging group of boaters and boat buyers being overlooked?

Northwest Women in Boating is getting more widely known as a source of valuable knowledge and support for women who boat or who want to. We’d like to get your observations:

  • What resources are needed to help empower women seeking a boat or boating experience?
  • What do you think women want in a boat and in boat training? Do they know what to ask?
  • How can we as a group more effectively empower the women out there who want to boat?
  • How can we reach them better?
  • And, what are your needs and wants as a woman who has or wants a boat, or who just loves being on the water?

The women who are drawn to our meetings have unique perspectives and lots of knowledge on the subject of the needs of women boaters. Let’s spend a relaxed evening sharing.

Meeting Date: Monday, February 16, 2015. RSVP is appreciated at nwwbviv@gmail.com

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. RSVP  Contact nwwbviv@gmail.com with questions

(Located in the courtyard beside Fisheries Supply – UP THE STAIRS AND DOWN THE WALKWAY) RSVP

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NWWB Boat Show Panel 5pm to 7 Monday, Inspiring You To Break Through To The Next Level

We present here the 2015 Northwest Women in Boating Seattle Boat Show Panel. Six inspiring women who’ve lived their dreams on the water. They will speak to questions we often wonder about such as “What inspired them?”, “How they found the courage?”, “What it took to accomplish what they did?”, and “How it changed their lives?”. You’ll hear from them in the first hour starting at 5pm and be able to ask questions the second hour.

Remember it’s Women’s Day, print this certificate and bring it and you get in free:  http://www.seattleboatshow.com/downloads/SBS15_WomensDay_SO.pdf

Anne Cox single-handed her 29’ Ranger Tug up the Inside Passage to Sitka, Alaska and back in the summer of 2014.

Anne Cox

For years, Anne was an enthusiastic kayaker and long-time outdoor enthusiast and activist. She was appointed by Governor Booth Gardner to the Washington State Interagency Committee for Outdoor Recreation and to the Washington State Parks Commission. Desiring more long-range on-the-water experience, In 2002 she bought a 22’ C-Dory, by 2013 she’d moved up to a 29’ Ranger Tug on which she currently lives aboard. Though still fairly new to powerboating, last summer, at age 68, Anne, single-handed her tug up the Inside Passage to Sitka, Alaska and back. Anne recently presented to Northwest Women in Boating and we were impressed with her candid revelations about mistakes she made and how she learned from them. She made the trip of a lifetime. She enjoyed her triumphs and is glad she didn’t listen to those who cautioned, “You shouldn’t try it alone.”

Marsha Cutting, although physically challenged, solo sailed the Great Lakes traversing over 75 locks in her Pearson 26.

Marsha Cutting

Marsha Cutting is a practicing psychologist and recently gave, Northwest Women In Boating an inspiring presentation, Lake Champlain to Lake Michigan: “No More than 5 Locks a Day. Though physical challenged,Marsha has not let it stop her from adventures on the water. She single-handed her Pearson 26 on a 15,400 mile trip through more than 75 locks and the Big Chute Marine Railway. She made the trip during the summer of 2012, making the acquaintance of loopers, locals, & locktenders along the way. You can catch Marsha’s Seattle Boat Show Presentation Single Handed Sailing on Monday at 1:15pm

Jennifer Hahn kayaked solo from Ketchikan, Alaska to Washington state. She is author of an award-winning book about her journey, Spirited Waters: Soloing South Through The Inside Passage.

Jennifer Hahn

Jennifer founded and later sold Elakah Expeditions a sea kayaking adventure company. She is an adjunct professor at Western Washington University and guides Inside Passage trips on two classic wood vessels: MV Sea Wolf and MV Catalyst. Jennifer Hahn life’s embraces the three W’s: Water, Wilderness and Writing. She began her small boat on-the-water experiences in a sea kayak built for her out of scraps from other kayaks. A month-long trip on the Inside Passage, with four men, aboard a homemade 19-foot sailboat, convinced her to return, alone. Over two springs and summers, Jennifer solo kayaked from Ketchikan, Alaska, to Washington. Her first book “Spirited Waters: Soloing South Through The Inside Passage” won the Barbara Savage “Miles From Nowhere” award for adventure narrative. Jennifer divides her time between teaching, writing and guiding wilderness adventure and wild food foraging trips.

Sisters Katie and Elizabeth McPhail traveled over 6000 miles in 84 days onboard a 16’ Duroboat. They circumnavigated the Eastern 1/3 of the US and parts of SE Canada.

Elizabeth and Katie McPhail

Katie and Elizabeth are both taking time for this panel from a job that is almost 24-7 at the moment. Katie is the Director of the Seattle Boat Show, and Elizabeth works in boat sales at Seattle Boat Co, and is working the booth here at the Show.

Following a route known to many as America’s Great Loop, Katie and Elizabeth, traveled over 6,000 miles in 84 days in a 16’ boat. They circumnavigated the Eastern 1/3 of the US and parts of SE Canada. It’s a dream trip for many people most of whom travel in much bigger boats and take up to a year or more.

The purpose of the trip was a post college, once in a lifetime adventure – a spin on the classic American road trip.  They wanted to see the country, test their boating skills, help promote Duroboat and prove that big adventure is possible for regular folks (even young girls) on a budget, using an affordable small boat.  What they didn’t expect was the overwhelming support of the perfect strangers they met along the way.

Kat Russell just returned from the South Seas after four years cruising.

Kat Russell

Kat Russell recently returned from a four-year cruise with her husband through the Pacific aboard their Peterson 44, Island Bound. They logged more than 20,000 blue water miles traveling from Alaska to Mexico and Mexico to French Polynesia, then on through the Cook Islands, American Samoa, Tonga and finally ending with 18-months cruising through beautiful Fiji. Kat has been a part of Northwest Women in Boating since she was a beginning boater just dreaming of Blue Water cruising. She recently presented at Northwest Women in Boating and is a wealth of valuable information on what the cruising books don’t tell you. She riveted us with a tale of sitting out a Category IV cyclone in Fiji. You can catch Kat’s Boat Show Presentation: Blue Water Sailing in the Modern World: Myths, Misconceptions and Technology, on Monday at 3:15pm and on Tuesday at 3:15pm

 

 

 

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