The Northwest Women in Boating panel at 5pm on Women’s Day at the Seattle Boat Show, Monday, January 27th is going to be a must see event. The Theme is Inspiration and we have an inspiring line up of presenters (shown below). The messages they will share transcend achieving in boating adventures to what it takes to achieve anything meaningful in our lives.

Remember, women get in free that day. If you aren’t working a shift for us that day, YOU MUST DOWNLOAD A COUPON FROM THE SEATTLE BOAT SHOW SITE FOR THE FREE ENTRANCE. Click here for a link to the coupon you will need. And, if you would, please further the goals of NWWB by printing some extras and inviting a friend to attend with you or hand them out to women you know.

Please make plans, though, to attend the great panel of women below.

Kim Carver

Kim CarverA native Seattleite, Kim, age 40, has worked aboard tugs, fisheries research vessels, passenger ferries, and large sailboats on both coasts, in the Great Lakes and in the Caribbean as cook, deckhand, mate and captain. She blogs for WorkBoat Magazine, volunteers with various maritime organizations, and publishes the annual Women of Maritime Calendar.

Maren Van Nostrand

Maren Van NostrandMaren has paddled thousands of miles in her lifetime, including 1,3000 miles from Glacier Bay to Puget Sound and many other trips as guide and adventurer. Her career has focused on documenting and preserving these shorelines and the living traditions that take place along them. For her publications and information:

Carol Hasse

carol hasseCarol founded Port Townsend Sails in 1978; her loft specializes in blue water voyaging sails. She has logged over 45,000 offshore miles and has been active in sail training for over 30 years. Carol is a regular speaker at Safety at Sea seminars and other sailing and cruising events throughout the US.

Carolyn “Ace” Spragg

ace spraggAce grew up on the Chesapeake Bay, messing about in boats. She built her first raft at age 6, learned to sail at age 8, and has spent more than 30 years teaching on the water. She taught swimming, sailing, canoeing, and waterskiing at summer camps back east, and was the Waterfront Director and Program Director for 15 years. After moving to the Pacific Northwest in 2000, she started teaching sailing and cruising skills on her Yorktown 39, s/v Fraid Knot, which she lives aboard.

Nancy Erley

nancy erleyNancy Erley led two voyages from Seattle around the world aboard her Orca 38 sailboat, Tethys. “As the skipper of an all-woman crew, Nancy fashioned a circumnavigation that should go down in the record books as one of the soundest, most seamanlike journeys in the modern cruising era.” George Day, publisher Blue Water Sailing magazine.

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