When reading, The Curve of Time by M. Wylie Blanchet, (and if you haven’t, you must) you can’t help but be inspired by a confident woman not afraid of, in fact drawn to, the challenges, discoveries and pleasures of on the water adventures. In the 1920’s she was an anomaly. Today more and more women are responding to the call of the adventures to be had on the water. Members of NWWB have had the pleasure of hearing from a number of such women and we are pleased that this month’s program brings you another amazing gal with on the water tales to tell and lessons learned.
Mary Campbell has been sailing and cruising seriously for the last 25 years. Her first sailboat was a Tom Colvin-designed aluminum junk rigged schooner that she single-handed back from Glacier Bay in 2008.
Longing to return to Alaska, she finally headed north again in her current boat, a Cascade 36 sloop, sailing from Olympia to Seward in May and June of 2015. She spent July and August 2015 exploring the Kenai peninsula, crossing Cook Inlet to visit the Katmai reserve, and cruising Prince William Sound. The boat wintered over in Seward.
This year Mary brought it from Seward through Prince William Sound and back across the Gulf of Alaska to SE Alaska. After 6 more weeks tucking into various anchorages in SE Alaska, the boat ended up in Petersburg where she is now wintering over.
Mary will talk about how she prepared the boat and recruited crew for the two summers, as well as lessons learned traveling in remote areas. Be careful watching the slides: the Alaska bug is contagious!
Meeting Date and Time: Monday October 17th, 7 pm to 9 pm. (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.