Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle will be hosting their popular Fridays in February Speaker Series, showcasing cruising and travel experiences. The series kicks off on February 7 when local sailors Graeme and Janna Cawrse Esarey with daughters Talia and Savai recount their attempt at crossing the Northwest Passage in a refitted Open 60 raceboat, Dogbark, sailing from Seattle to the Arctic. When ice blocked their way, they decided to head for the warmer waters of Hawai’i and the South Pacific. Scott and Karen Tobiason share stories of cruising more familiar waters on February 14, covering familiar stops and new anchorages in the San Juan and Gulf Islands.
On February 21, Sarah Jones reminisces about tackling the Inside Passage solo last summer in Beyond, a 1968 Islander 37. And finally, on February 28, Steve Johnson shares experiences and lessons learned after eight times in the Van-Isle race aboard the Transpac 52, Mist. The talks will be hosted at Corinthian Yacht Club from 1800 hours to 2100 hours, free for members and $5 for non-members. A dinner prepared by Chef Catherine Weatbrook for $10 and no-host bar will open at 1800. Presentations begin at 1900 hours. Please RSVP at cycseattle.org.