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Women’s Boating Seminar Feb 22

by Kurt Hoehne

17th Annual Women’s Boating Seminar

This inspiring and educational event is open to all women, sail or power, offering workshop selections for all skill levels. A great opportunity to network, be inspired, learn and find out about women’s boating organizations in the Pacific Northwest.


Captain Linda Lewis

Skilled mariners and speakers will energize you for boating of all types. One of the more popular items on the agenda is Inside Passage Dreaming – What’s Holding You Back?

“For most boaters, the top holding-back issues are time, money, and concerns about the storied “Gates”:the big-water passages and BC’s tidal narrows. Linda will lay out some time frames for trips and explore the ways you can cruise the Inside Passage even if you don’t own a boat, including what skills you need to do this passage and how to build them. She will provide local-knowledge resources for the Inside Passage and important tips to help you get through “the Gates”. There will be information about the weather, finding food, water and fuel, as well as dealing with boat repairs. Linda’s goal is to help you believe it is possible to finish the dreaming and start the doing. Capt. Linda Lewis, Ph.D., holds a USCG 100 Ton Master’s license, and has been teaching navigation for 12 years. She has logged 25,000 miles cruising the Inside Passage. Linda teaches boat handling on board your boat (docking, anchoring, radar etc). See www.privateboatinginstruction.com”

Other topics covered include:

“Cape Horn or Bust” – Reanne Douglass

“Top Ten Surprises” – Nancy Erley

“Locking Through” – Victoria Shepard

“Knot tying and terminology” – Judy Nasmith

“Sailboat Racing” – Christa Bassett Ross

“Trip Planning Using Tides and Currents” – Carolyn “Ace” Spragg

“Fitness Afloat” – Sherry Kytonen

“Knots and Terminology” – Hands on knot tying – Judy Nasmith

Cost $95.00 includes refreshments, lunch, seminar notes, drawing for valuable door prizes. Full details and online registration at www.latitudesailingassoc.org Pre-registration required.

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