NW Maritime Center 3rd Annual Spring Symposium March 15-17 – Learn and have fun in Port Townsend

Hey Gals,

Member Ace Spragg is the Waterfront Programs Manager at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend. She has sent this news of a great event in March you may want to attend…

Greetings,boaters!  We wanted to let you know that the 3rd Annual Spring Symposium, at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, is just around the corner, March 15-17th, 2013.   The online link for more information is nwmaritime.org click on Spring Symposium for info and registration

Over twenty-five top boating experts will gather with two hundred sail and power boaters at the Northwest Maritime Center in Port Townsend, Washington.   We’d like to offer you a special 10% discount on your registration if you join us this year– please use code COMP10 when registering.   We’re excited to welcome Matt Rutherford, just back last Spring from the first solo non-stop journey around the Americas!  Come hear his exciting stories!

The 2013 Symposium will feature:

•Two-time circumnavigator and award-winning author Beth Leonard presenting on heavy weather preparation & tactics.

•Radar & navigation classes on state-of-the art simulator with author of the definitive book on radar, Kevin Monahan.

• Storm Sailing, Reefing & Rigging with world renowned experts Carol Hasse, Lisa Vizzini, and Brion Toss.

•Preparing for offshore cruising with five circumnavigators: Matt, Beth,Wendy Hinman, Liza Copeland, and Neil Sirman.

•Long-range cruising boats, including three that have circumnavigated,available for touring. Owners will be onboard.


• On Friday afternoon we will have a range of emergency demonstrations, including a man overboard drill, to how to hook up a dewatering pump, how to rescue someone who has fallen between the boat and the dock, how to approach someone in the water, driving techniques for a safe rescue, and a presentation on safety at sea.

•Also new this year are fun and engaging lunch sessions. Saturday we will provide a brown bag lunch, and you can choose from three different, informal Q&A sessions. See the weekend schedule for choices!

•Our popular panel discussion will be on weathering storms and emergency situations this year.  Join our panel of experts in a lively and interactive discussion that’s sure to be filled with harrowing tales and humor too!

Visit our site for more information and to register now! Here’s the link: www.nwmaritime.org click on Spring Symposium for info and registration. We hope to see you in March!

Barb Trailer & Carrie Andrews  – Festival & Events Directors

Carolyn “Ace” Spragg Waterfront Programs Manager   Northwest Maritime Center Office 360.385.3628 x103 Fax     360.385.4742  431 Water Street  Port Townsend, WA 98368 nwmaritime.org

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