NWWB Oct. 20th program: Blue Water Sailing in the Modern World – Myths, Misconceptions and Technology Today

We are pleased to welcome long-time NWWB member, Kat Russell, back from a four-year cruise with her husband through the Pacific aboard their Peterson 44, Island Bound. They logged more than 20,000 blue water miles traveling from Alaska to Mexico and Mexico to French Polynesia, then on through the Cook Islands, American Samoa, Tonga and finally ending with 18 months cruising through beautiful Fiji.

If you are considering Blue Water cruising, this program is a must-see. Here are some of the “reality of cruising” topics Kat will touch on as she takes us visually through her adventure.

  • Getting ready – what the books don’t tell you
  • Everybody everywhere eats – don’t sweat the provisioning
  • Visas and clearing in, not like it used to be
  • ATMs around the world. Money is every where
  • Communications – Yes you still need an SSB/Hamm Radio but cell phones are everywhere and they are MAGIC
  • Using Google Translate and Google Maps when you get there
  • How modern electronics and engineering have changed the game
  • Must have items: Watch Commander and IPad loaded with Google Maps
  • Don’t lose sleep over the things that might happen. They (for the most part) don’t.
  • Sitting out a category IV Cyclone in Fiji

Come relax and enjoy the evening.

Date: Monday, October 20th, 2014

Time: 7:00pm – till 9:00 pm or so

Hors d oeuvres, snacks, wine, etc. 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)

Please RSVP. Contact either:
Vivian Strolis – nwwbviv@gmail.com

425-827-9967/206-819-2265

Marilyn Michael lkunion@aol.com

206-322-0633

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