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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NWWB News: Seattle Times Article on Team Sail Like A Girl’s Historic Win In The R2AK

all.https://www.seattletimes.com/sports/other-sports/sail-like-a-girl-how-an-all-female-team-made-history-won-the-race-to-alaska/

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NWWB Meeting info: Dr. Jan Newton, Oceanographer, on the Effects of Ocean Acidification on Local Waters

When is the last time you had a chance to query an oceanographer with questions you may have about the state of our local waters and marine environment? Jan Newton is a biological oceanographer who is currently working with UW and NOAA researchers assessing the status of ocean acidification on our local waters. She has studied the physical, chemical and biological dynamics of Puget Sound and coastal Washington including understanding effects from climate and humans on water properties.

This will be a rare opportunity giving us a more intimate glimpse of the state of the water beneath us out there and the evolving ecological health of our regional marine environment. Jan will be addressing acidification of the oceans and regional waters but she is a knowledgeable scientist so bring questions you may have about environmental issues.

For more information on Jan Newton

Date: Monday, July 16th 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 Info – Drowning Doesn’t Look Like Drowning

Full information will be out shortly about our meeting on Monday, July 16th. Mark your calendars as we have Jan A. Newton, Ph.D. who is Senior Principal Oceanographer and NANOOS Executive Director Applied Physics Laboratory, Affiliate Asst. Professor and WA Ocean Acidification Center co-director College of Environment University of Washington. In this time of unwanted changes from global warming, she will speak on environmental issues, specifically, acidification of the world’s oceans.

Now…

Thoughts on Boating Safety…member Penny Braden has called our attention to an excellent article. We can never learn enough about safety on the water and enhancing our abilities to respond confidently in crisis situations. Here is a link to this article on how to recognize if someone is drowning.

 

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THEY WON! Congratulations Team Sail Like A Girl For Winning The R2AK

Team Sail Like A Girl arrived at 12:17 am AK times, 6 days 13 hours, 17 minutes.

Member Wendy Hinman shared this on Women Who Sail and Power Cruise Pacific Northwest Facebook page (If you haven’t joined that page contact Judy Nasmith at captjudy@hotmail.com and get on it)

Congratulations to Team Sail Like a Girl, winners of the R2AK race to Alaska on a Melges 32. They had some scary moments. From the captain Haley Lhamon before the finish:
“Scariest moment: We hit huge log (~15-20’ long & 20” wide) 2AM Friday in narrow passage (after Bella Bella) w/code 0 up going 6kn in total darkness/no moon. Log stuck under boat at keel for few min. Thought we hit rocks it was such loud awful crash, rumble, & sudden stop. Had to go into emergency prep mode & assess. No water coming in but worried about keel. I contacted Prince Rupert Coast Guard just in case. No cell then. Went slowly main only for 2 hrs & we regretted going inside since wind lightened & took long time to get outside. Light there too & no breeze until afternoon. Thought Lagopus & Wild Card had surely gone out directly & passed us so we were SO bummed. No cell so couldn’t check tracker. Beautiful sailing all afternoon & evening yesterday. Then Aimee gor cell about 3AM & woke us all up to pass surprise news we were still in 1st!! We couldn’t believe it & have been biking nonstop since ~5AM due to light winds & Lagopus in far distance (got too close for comfort when southerly filled in!) but we’ve got our “magic unicorn” code 0 up making good progress now so less worried (still biking though). SE wind 15-20 forecasted which will hopefully help us finish by tonight!”

And they did it! These girls rock. I’m so happy for them.
https://m.facebook.com/TeamSailLikeAGirl/…

Here’s a link to T Shirts and Hats celebrating the winning team!

Wendy Hinman is author of:

Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey

Sea Trials: Around the World with Duct Tape and Bailing Wire

 

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Clarification re. Danger on the water -Say something to the people involved.

When I said in the last post “See Somthing Say Something” I was thinking say something  to the people involved, we certainly don’t need to bother authorities in a lot of personal situations. Just wanted to clarify.

Good Morning Gals,

I took my cup of coffee out on this glorious morning and watched the panoply of activity passing by on Lake Union. In the span of a cup of coffee, I saw three paddle boarders, 1 kayaker and three children under 10 onboard small powerboats all without lifejackets on. I know I’m “preaching to the choir” but it occurred to me, when you see potential danger on the water, say something to the people involved. (The irony was, all the dogs I saw were wearing lifejackets.)

AND A NOTE REGARDING SAFETY ONBOARD. Tomorrow, Monday the 18th, 7 pm, Northwest Women in Boating is hosting Linda Lewis who will be teaching about the Lifesling, specifically rigging it for safe and effective use on powerboats. Become knowledgeable if not for you, to help boating friends. Many who own Lifeslings don’t really know how to use them effectively and you’re always in crisis mode when you need to do that. Here is a link to meeting information and directions.

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NWWB Post: Safety On The Water: Say Something to the People Involved

Good Morning Gals,

I took my cup of coffee out on this glorious morning and watched the panoply of activity passing by on Lake Union. In the span of a cup of coffee, I saw three paddle boarders, 1 kayaker and three children under 10 onboard small powerboats all without lifejackets on. I know I’m “preaching to the choir” but it occurred to me when you see potential danger on the water, say something to the people involved. (The irony was, all the dogs I saw were wearing lifejackets.)

AND A NOTE REGARDING SAFETY ONBOARD. Tomorrow, Monday the 18th, 7 pm, Northwest Women in Boating is hosting Linda Lewis who will be teaching about the Lifesling, specifically rigging it for safe and effective use on powerboats. Become knowledgeable if not for you, to help boating friends. Many who own Lifeslings don’t really know how to use them effectively and you’re always in crisis mode when you need to do that. Here is a link to meeting information and directions.

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