NWWB Info: Amazing Whale Breach Video

As we are thinking about and feeling concern for the fate of the Orcas. I came across this piece from Mother Jones magazine showing an amazing video of three whales breaching together. Let’s celebrate in any way we can these amazing creatures in our midst.

From the article;

“These days, I’m finding it more and more useful to be reminded of the almighty power of the non-human occupants of the planet. The humans are exhausting. The non-humans are awe-inspiring. Take these three magnificent ocean dwellers for example—humpback whales caught on camera last month by Edmond Giroux aboard a whale cruise off of Nova Scotia:”

Here’s a link to the video:

https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2018/09/whale-videos-triple-breach-wow/

 

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NWWB Meeting Sept. 17th Tips And Tales Afloat Night Come With Ideas And Resources

For one meeting every year we like to have an evening devoted to the sharing of insights and information from our participants. You’ve all learned and are learning so much about boating, please come and let the rest of our group in on resources you turn to or ideas that make boating and the boating life easier, more fun, or more successful for you.

For several years I wrote a column for NorWesting Magazine called Tips and Tales Afloat. After reading boating magazines for awhile I was frustrated that there wasn’t more practical information and useful ideas. I wrote the magazine a letter suggesting an area that was a cross between Hint’s From Heloise Tips, Mike Mailway Trivia and maybe some Erma Bombeckesque tales. They thought it a good idea and asked me to write it. So, we’ve come to call our popular evenings of sharing Tips and Tales Afloat Nights.

Monday night, September 17 will be a relaxed evening of sharing the tips you’ve learned that make the boating life easier and resources you turn to for information, Vivian is particularly interested in web-based resources you turn to or enjoy related to boating. She turns every morning to a blog by a boating gal who’s cruised 11 years called, http://www.theboatgalley.com. So, gals, please come for a fun evening of sharing. Make a list of resources and ideas you could share with like-minded women boaters and join us for a fun and educational evening.

Date: Monday, September 17th 2018

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

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)

Questions: Contact Vivian at nwwbviv@gmail.com

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NWWB News: NWWB Gals Traveling the Columbia, from Lewiston to Astoria, in a 13′ Dinghy

JOANNE POGGETTI (right) AND KATIE GERAGHTY HEADING OUT TO TRAVEL THE LENGTH OF THE COLUMBIA RIVER FROM LEWISTON, ID TO ASTORIA, OR.

We are thrilled to announce that member Joanne Poggetti and her friend Katie Geraghty are having an adventure of a lifetime. They are, on day three, heading up the Columbia River from Lewiston, Idaho to Astoria, Oregon, a 400+ mile trip in a 13′ Boston Whaler. Joanne presented at January’s NWWB Boat Show Panel talking about doing smaller adventures in her dighy. She feels our group’s enthusiasm helped her gain the confidence for this  “adventure to remember”. We will be posting more information and pictures. And, for those of you at the meeting next Monday the 17th we will bring you up to date. Let’s all cheer on these intrepid gals!

THE BOAT SET TO GO

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NWWB Meeting Sept. 17th Tips And Tales Afloat Night Come With Ideas And Resources

For one meeting every year we like to have an evening devoted to the sharing of insights and information from our participants. You’ve all learned and are learning so much about boating, please come and let the rest of our group in on resources you turn to or ideas that make boating and the boating life easier, more fun, or more successful for you.

For several years I wrote a column for NorWesting Magazine called Tips and Tales Afloat. After reading boating magazines for awhile I was frustrated that there wasn’t more practical information and useful ideas. I wrote the magazine a letter suggesting an area that was a cross between Hint’s From Heloise Tips, Mike Mailway Trivia and maybe some Erma Bombeckesque tales. They thought it a good idea and asked me to write it. So, we’ve come to call our popular evenings of sharing Tips and Tales Afloat Nights.

Monday night, September 17 will be a relaxed evening of sharing the tips you’ve learned that make the boating life easier and resources you turn to for information, Vivian is particularly interested in web-based resources you turn to or enjoy related to boating. She turns every morning to a blog by a boating gal who’s cruised 11 years called, http://www.theboatgalley.com. So, gals, please come for a fun evening of sharing. Make a list of resources and ideas you could share with like-minded women boaters and join us for a fun and educational evening.

Date: Monday, September 17th 2018

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

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)

Questions: Contact Vivian at nwwbviv@gmail.com

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NWWB Meeting: Mon. Aug. 20th Potluck Onboard 1909 92′ MV Lotus

NWWB Gals enjoying an evening on the MV Lotus owned by member Christian Gruge and MV. Lotus Foundation.

Hi Gals,

Important notes for this meeting: This will be a potluck dinner and there is a space limit of 28 so you must RSVP early to assure spots do consider inviting a friend you’d like to introduce to NWWB. Also, as the Lotus Foundation was gracious in their willingness to host us onboard their amazing vessel for a pleasant evening, we are asking for a $10 donation for them if you plan to attend. We will collect donations that evening.  Our past potlucks onboard were idyllic evenings, don’t miss this opportunity.  Thank you.

For this month’s meeting on Monday, August 20th  we will spend a relaxed evening immersed in maritime history onboard the 1909, 92′ MV Lotus moored at the bottom of Lake Union. (Yes, we are meeting on a boat a link to directions are below and on the MV Lotus website above.) We’ll socialize while staying at the dock. It’s a POTLUCK DINNER, so for this meeting we are asking everyone to bring a favorite main dish, salad or dessert to share and whatever you want to drink or wine to share. Plates, flatwear and glasses and coffee will be available, no need to bring. If you haven’t seen the renovations at the end of the Lake, this is your chance. Come earlier in the day and tour the Museum of History and Industry. (Here is a link to the presentation given to our group about MV Lotus).

The Lotus crew has a group of volunteers and they are actively seeking more. You’ll have a chance to see what that opportunity is if it sounds interesting to you. They do tours and events on the Lotus in costume, making it a true trip into the past. For those of you who rarely dip into the Edwardian era end of your closet, Christian Gruge will be our hosts for the evening. Christian’s family owned the Lotus for years* They encourage anyone who desires, to come in costume. (quasi Edwardian or Steam Punk were the ideas offered, Casual attire is fine, no costume required, but maybe you have a “hat from the past” that you never get a chance to wear. (* Lotus is now owned by the M. V. Lotus Foundation.)

You must RSVP asap at nwwbviv@gmail.com for this meeting as there is a space limit. If you have said you’re coming but your plans change please let us know as there may be a waiting list. Come and enjoy the evening.

Meeting Date: Monday, August 20th, 2018

Time: 6:30 pm – till 9:00 pm or so

This is a potluck so please bring a main dish, salad or dessert to share. Bring what you want to drink or wine to share. We’ll have plates and flatwear and coffee available.

Location: Behind the Museum of History and Industry on Lake Street at the bottom of Lake Union (see picture above). 860 Terry Avenue North. Link to Google map (The Naval Army Reserve is now the Museum of History and Industry)

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NWWB News: Coast Guard urges owners to label their paddlecraft

Coast Guard urges owners to label their paddlecraft

SEATTLE — In the month of July search and rescue crews responded to an average of one unmanned-adrift paddlecraft in the Puget Sound region every day, and now the Coast Guard seeks the help of all owners of kayaks, canoes and other paddlecraft to label their vessel with essential contact information.

Every unmanned-adrift paddlecraft is treated as a potential distress situation, however, when the craft is properly labelled the situation can often be quickly resolved with a phone call to the vessel owner, which minimizes personnel fatigue and negative impacts on crew readiness.

Paddlecraft owners should label their vessel using a permanent or waterproof marker covered with clear waterproof tape for increased durability, or check with their local outdoor recreation retailer or Coast Guard Auxiliary Flotilla to obtain a Paddle Smart Identification Sticker. At the very least the label should include the name of the owner, a number to reach them and a secondary point of contact.

In 60 percent of the responses the owner or reason for the adrift vessel was never found and the search was suspended with no signs of distress. In 25 percent of the responses the owner is found or they contacted the Coast Guard to state they had lost their craft. In 15 percent of the responses, the vessel was presumed abandoned/derelict based on damage or signs of age.

Helicopter crews and boat crews individually search an average of two hours per response with a similar amount of search-time spent by other government agency personnel, as well as an additional four hours of investigation by Coast Guard command center and 911 center personnel.

-USCG

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Sail Like A Girl’s R2AK Win…Video

Member Margaret Pommert (sailing instructor) posted this video about Sail Like A Girl’s historic win in the Race To Alaska this year…inspirational!

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