NWWB Meeting Mon. Jan. 21st Elsie Hulsizer Planning Your Coastal Cruise

Planning your first coastal cruise and wondering where to start? Curious about the challenges and advantages of different destinations? Elsie Hulsizer, a veteran of coastal cruises from South Puget Sound to Alaska will share her insights on planning a successful coastal cruise. She’ll discuss the attractions and challenges of the Pacific Northwest’s many destinations, how to determine time needed for different destinations and how to provision and outfit your boat. Illustrated with photos from Elsie’s extensive cruising collection.

Elsie Hulsizer

Elsie Hulsizer is the author of Voyages to Windward: Sailing Adventures on the West Coast of Vancouver Island and Glaciers, Bears and Totems: Sailing in Search of the Real Southeast Alaska. She and her husband own an Annapolis 44 sloop and have cruised extensively in Northwest Waters including 6 trips to SE Alaska, two trips to Haida Gwaii and 20+ trips to the West Coast of Vancouver Island. She has a master’s degree in oceanography and a certificate in fine art photography and is a member of the Board of Trustees for the Center for Wooden Boats.

Date: Monday, January 21st, 2019

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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Once a year Northwest Women in Boating needs you…and it’s now

Northwest Women in Boating provides programs year around and never asks for money, but we ask for your support once a year.  It is important for our future that we step up to volunteer for shifts at the Knot A Boat booth at the Seattle Boat Show that runs from Jan 25th to Feb 2nd.

The Northwest Marine Trade Association allows us to use their comfortable and convenient conference room for our meetings all year. Making Knot A Boat available as an interactive booth at the boat show is our way of giving back. All shifts MUST be covered. It’s fun, you don’t have to be a knot whiz (you can learn while sharing the experience with others).

Please look at the schedule and find a day/time that can work for you.

GO TO https://doodle.com/poll/m3nc8svvqxckc95a

How to sign up for a volunteer shift for Knot-a-Boat:

  • Click this Doodle link: https://doodle.com/poll/m3nc8svvqxckc95a
  • Click “+” at the top of the left side column to add your name to the list (if it’s not already there)
  • The time/date for each shift is across the top. Click the shifts you want. There will be 2 women per shift.
  • Then fill in your email address and cell phone number so Margaret can contact you.
  • The Doodle will be open until Thursday, January 17 for you to sign up. Please sign up as soon as possible!
  • If you need to make changes before the 17th, just click the blue pencil icon next to your name in the left hand column.

Here is the Knot A Boat Booth

Here are your benefits for taking a shift

·        You’ll get a ticket to enter the boat show and one to share for each shift you sign up for. You can pick the tickets up at the NWWB meeting on January 21, or they will be waiting for you at the boat show at Will Call.members

·         It’s fun and social! You get to meet lots of boaters, and get to know other NWWB gals

.        It’s a way to give back to NMTA, for providing the room for our meetings

·        You help the boating community by teaching basic knots to new boaters

·        You get to practice your knots, and learn new ones from others!

·        Don’t worry if you don’t know a lot of knots! You can learn/refresh here: https://seattleonthewater.com/knots-%26-line-handling Also, we’ll practice the basics in January’s meeting. Finally, there’s ALWAYS lots of guys that come up to the booth who are interested in teaching you a knot THEY know… sometimes all you need to do is be a student!

·        Do you have a woman boater friend that wants to volunteer with you? Great! Sign her up!

·        We do limit volunteers to women for most days, but we welcome any husbands/men friends that would like to volunteer to cover on Women’s Day, Monday January 28 so the women can participate in all the great events!

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Opportunity Knots! Please Sign Up To Fill Knot-A-Boat Shifts At The Seattle Boat Show

Women: time to sign up for Knot a Boat shifts at the Boat Show, so you can get the shifts you want! Do you have a woman boater friend who wants to volunteer? Share the link below with them and invite them to sign up!

Click here to sign up: https://doodle.com/poll/m3nc8svvqxckc95a

For more information, see the January 2 email from Vivian titled: “Boat Show Volunteers needed for Knot-a-Boat”

Thank you in advance for stepping up in support of Northwest Women in Boating!

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NWWB Meeting Dec. 17th Holiday Lights, Cocoa and Conversation

**This meeting is NOT at the NMTA office, it is in Bellevue.**

Experience A Magical Evening of Seasonal Lights at Bellevue Botanical Gardens

We’ve planned an evening field trip … we’re all boaters, so pretend your four wheel mode of transportation is your dinghy for the night. At many boating destinations you’ve looked forward to a trip ashore to see something beautiful enhancing your experience. Though not on the water, for only $5.00, this evening’s adventure provides you a chance to get out and see a beautiful holiday light display and relax during the busyness of the season. Meet at regular time – 7:00pm inside the garden waiting area. (an RSVP would be nice so no one is left behind.)
Bellevue Botanical Gardens presents annually, in December,

“Garden d’Lights”  www.gardendlights.com

They transformhttps://gardendlights.org/ their gardens into a magical display of colorful flowers and 24 very fun things to find – the teddy bear was easy and the blue heron is amazing and the list goes on.
  • 45 minutes or more to walk through – with fun finding all the special critters
  • Meeting place is under cover to the left after going through the entrance
  • Dress for the weather – shoes for walking on gravel paths
  • Plan to stop for hot chocolate / coffee and a chance to get to know each other better There’s a room set up for cocoa, coffee and conversation.
  • It also features a Gingerbread Castle
Check out  Garden d’Lights Click https://gardenlights.org It has all the pertinent info.
Cost $5.00 for entrance and $5.00 for parking if unwilling to walk a block
Link to Directions & Parking (there is free parking that is only a short walk away),
Meet at regular time – 7:00pm inside the garden waiting area.
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Holiday Teas Onboard MV Lotus (the boat in the picture above)

Here is an idea for a lovely new holiday tradition

Holiday Teas are being served onboard the Lotus

for more information click here http://www.mvlotus.org/sunday-tea-coffee-social/

or see below from their website…

Holiday Teas ℘ December 9th 16th

Our ChristmasTeas Partys will be Delightful & Delicious

Seatings at Noon and 2 pm

Reservations Required & Hats Encouraged!

 425. 243. 9641  or info@MVLOTUS.org

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NWWB Meeting Mon. Dec. 17th Holiday Lights, Cocoa and Conversation

 

Experience A Magical Evening of Seasonal Lights at Bellevue Botanical Gardens

We’ve planned an evening field trip … we’re all boaters, so pretend your four wheel mode of transportation is your dinghy for the night. At many boating destinations you’ve looked forward to a trip ashore to see something beautiful enhancing your experience. Though not on the water, for only $5.00, this evening’s adventure provides you a chance to get out and see a beautiful holiday light display and relax during the busyness of the season. Meet at regular time – 7:00pm inside the garden waiting area. (an RSVP would be nice so no one is left behind.)
Bellevue Botanical Gardens presents annually, in December,

“Garden d’Lights”  www.gardendlights.com

They transform their gardens into a magical display of colorful flowers and 24 very fun things to find – the teddy bear was easy and the blue heron is amazing and the list goes on.
  • 45 minutes or more to walk through – with fun finding all the special critters
  • Meeting place is under cover to the left after going through the entrance
  • Dress for the weather – shoes for walking on gravel paths
  • Plan to stop for hot chocolate / coffee and a chance to get to know each other better There’s a room set up for cocoa, coffee and conversation.
  • It also features a Gingerbread Castle
Check out  Garden d’Lights Click www.gardendlights.com It has all the pertinent info.
Cost $5.00 for entrance and $5.00 for parking if unwilling to walk a block
Link to Directions & Parking (there is free parking that is only a short walk away),
Meet at regular time – 7:00pm inside the garden waiting area
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NWWB Notes: For Holiday Gifting, Think Nautical

For many years I wrote for Nor’Westing Magazine. When writing a column called Tips and Tales Afloat, every year at the holidays I offered gift ideas for boat lovers.  I decided to do that for us.

Nautical Holiday Gift Ideas

Emergency dinghy bag (Ditch bag)

Why not put together a custom ditch bag for your boat or a friends? Consider an air horn, battery operated running lights, and flares, a hand-held VHF and, if you cruise a lot, a portable EPIRB (EPIRBs, Emergency Position Indicator Radio Beacon). These ideas are just basics, Here is a link to an article with many more ideas you could include in a ditch bag. https://www.boatingmag.com/photos/ditch-bag-essentials

Northwest Women in Boating Embroidered Burgee or Hat

Here is a link to a gal who has our logo and can do custom embroidery. I have a burgee that is red and very attractive. https://nwwb.wordpress.com/logo-embroidery-resource/

A flexible, clear thin plastic cutting surface

They can be rolled up or stored flat taking up no room but greatly expanding limited cutting surfaces in galleys or on deck. You can find them at supermarkets or cooking shops.

A microwave rice cooker

An eight-cup plastic bowl with a steamer lid. You’ll use the microwave for more than leftovers and won’t steam up the boat boiling things. Perfect for speedy rice, no soak beans (20 minutes from hard beans to useable), artichokes (rinse off and cook 15 minutes with no water). Add a good microwave cookbook to expand creative use of this speedy but often under-used appliance.

Fewer amps, less time and amazing versatility in cooking: An Instant Pot

There is a 3qt. size re. space, but I live aboard on a 42’ with a small galley and couldn’t live without my 6 qt. I do most cooking in it these days. There are some great Black Friday deals coming up at Walmart, Kohls, Amazon et. al.

Custom made T shirts or sweat shirts

It’s not complicated to surprise someone with a custom shirt with their boat name, a nautical design or even a picture of their boat! If you are a late gift buyer, I’ve used the Ram Copy Center on University Way and 42nd. They have white T shirts available, if you bring your own, for best quality buy white shirts and make sure the material is 50%  cotton and 50% polyester. Wash and dry them to pre shrink. They will take your picture or a zip drive with it and make a copy of it onto special transfer paper. You will then trim the edges close to the design and show them where you want it on the shirt. They will lay the shirt on a transfer machine and transfer design to shirt. If you have time, there are many online companies that will make custom shirts, hats, etc.

Welcome Aboard Notices

Another gift idea came from a neighbor who has a bristol Grand Banks down the dock. He had his son design him an attractive sheet of instructions to be given to all onboard guests. It welcomes them and instructs them where life vests are stowed, garbage locations (nothing overboard) and head instructions (nothing but paper and how to flush). It has a nautical design in the background. He makes copies of the sheet and keeps them onboard. A sheet could be customized for your boats procedures.  Create your own or use a large copy centers like Staples. Their desktop publishing personnel could quickly put it together attractively, even adding some nautical clip art.

Nautical color

Add tradition, festivity and color to your boat or a friends bot this year with a complete set of signal flags, an organization burgee, sports team flags or even an attractive wind sock.

Navigation lovers, history buffs and kids

Consider the book: Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Problem of His Time by Dava Sobel.

For a history buff Avalon Hill puts out a computer game called Wooden Ships and Iron Men involving battles with square rigged ships. You could combine that with one of the great books of the Patrick O’Brian series chronicling adventures aboard square-rigged sailing ships in the Napoleonic era.

Introduce little ones to water birds with a colorful, plush Puffin puppet, combined with a book about Puffins called Nights of the Pufflings by McMillan.

Foss Tug Calendar

Every year, Foss puts together a beautiful calendar with original art prints by local artists of Foss tugs. www.foss.com

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