Seattle Boat Show: Seminar Lineup Finalized

Eva Seelye Nautical News

Seattle Boat Show

The Seattle Boat Show’s seminar lineup is ready to go for the January 25 to February 2 show. With 165 free boating seminars, 76 fishing and crabbing seminars, and an impressive number of Boat Show University classes, you’re bound to get carried away in the endless ocean of Seattle Boat Show knowledge.

Topics include provisioning and entertaining, technology/solar power, drones/photography, marine signage, graphics and wraps, flotilla cruising, and weather. As far as fishing and crabbing goes, learn about the latest and greatest fishing gear, high-yield destinations, and the variety of Pacific Northwest fish just waiting to chomp on that pole of yours.

There are 21 additional fishing and crabbing seminars compared to 2018’s show, with five brand-new speakers coming to the Seattle show.

Enroll in Boat Show University to “Learn from the Experts” with three-hour and all-day nautical courses. Catch up with nautical expert Jeff Renner, marine mechanical professor Mike Beemer from Skagit Valley College, cruising experts Mark Bunzel and Lorena and Leonard Landon from the Waggoner Cruising Guide, captains Linda Lewis, Margaret Pommert, and more at Boat Show U. All-day trainings are $125 and three-hour trainings are $45 each.

Some of the marquee seminars are Troubleshooting Marine Systems, Diesel Engines, Docking and Anchoring, Cruising through B.C. and S.E. Alaska, What to Do When the Going Gets Tough, and many more sessions on cruising the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Women everywhere, stop by on January 28 to take classes taught by women for women, learn about their experiences cruising alone, with a crew, or as a couple and pick up some special techniques and advice for your own boating.

Of course, we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the popular Writing Your Cruising Adventure seminar. This session features an all-star panel including our very own editor, Norris Comer, along with Waggoner Cruising Guide’s Mark Bunzel and successful Pacific Northwest marine authors Elsie Hulsizer, Wendy Hinman, and Christine Smith.

If you want in on the action, the seminar is on Saturday, January 26 at 12:15 hours on Stage #5 (club level). Sign up on seattleboatshow.com to reserve your spot for these enlightening opportunities. They fill up quick!

Eva Seelye

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Raised in the Marshall Islands but with Washington as her second home, Eva Seelye is an independent writer and former assistant editor at Northwest Yachting. Her on-water enthusiasm surfaces in every aspect of her life. Read up on her adventures at wanderinraw.com

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