Classes | Understanding AIS, also EPIRBs to PLBs

Who: Elliott Bay Marina and Seattle Yacht Club What: The Boating Education Series is scheduled to run the second Thursday of every month during the winter and spring. Starting at 6PM, there will be two 45-minute vendor presentations with refreshments & snacks in-between provided by Elliott Bay Marina. The Boating Education Series is a great […]

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Classes | Seamanship Class

Who: Seattle Sail and Power Squadron What: Seamanship Class When: Tuesdays through June 14.  More info: This is normally the first advanced class after taking the ABC introductory class and joining the squadron. Contact: Mike or Susan Johnston at 206-948-2512 or johnston.ssaps@gmail.com to reserve a space.

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Classes | ABC New Boater Class

Who: Seattle Sail and Power Squadron What: ABC New Boater Class When: Tuesdays through March 23.  More info: A basic boating course for new boaters or anyone who requires the Washington State Boaters Card. Contact: Suzanne Schoonover at 425-775-3928 or s_schoonover@comcast.net

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Classes | Marine Weather Class

Who: Seattle Sail and Power Squadron What: Marine Weather Class When: Wednesdays through Feb. 24 with holiday breaks.  More info: How the weather works in general and in the Pacific Northwest; modern forecast methods and availability; plus a ‘field trip’ to NOAA. Contact: Tim Rutledge, 206-789-2834 or rutledges@aol.com to reserve a space.

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Classes | Seamanship Class

Who: Seattle Sail and Power Squadron What: Seamanship Class When: Tuesdays through Feb. 9 with holiday breaks.  More info: This is normally the first advanced class after taking the ABC introductory class and joining the squadron. Contact: Mike or Susan Johnston,  206-948-2512 or johnston.ssaps@gmail.com to reserve a space.

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Racing | Gig Harbor Yacht Club Le Mans Race

What: The Gig Harbor Yacht Club’s famous Le Mans-style race. Where: Gig Harbor When: Nov. 14, 2009 | 10:45 a.m. More info: A post race party will be held in the Gig Harbor Yacht Club clubhouse immediately following the race.  Skippers and crew are invited to enjoy free food and a no host bar. Entry […]

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Seattle Yacht Club celebrates a century

Seattle Yacht Club celebrates a century

The Seattle Yacht Club was recognized Wednesday night as one of only 49 Washington corporations out of 3,500 that are still in existence after a century. Washington Secretary of State Sam Reed presented Seattle Yacht Club Commodore Larry McCarthy with a Century Corporation Certificate during an event at the club on Wednesday. The Seattle Yacht […]

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Crew arrives in Seattle after journey through Northwest Passage

Crew arrives in Seattle after journey through Northwest Passage

When Sprague Theobald arrived in Seattle yesterday afternoon by boat, it marked the end of a journey many mariners have dreamed about but few have accomplished. Theobald, 58, spent the past four months traveling across the fabled Northwest Passage, a treacherous and ice-choked route between Canada and Greenland. Since Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen became the […]

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Thirty-foot waves set to slam coast, threaten ships

Thirty-foot waves set to slam coast, threaten ships

A gnarly low pressure system in the Gulf of Alaska is expected to send a train of giant waves slamming into the Washington coast Friday and Saturday—so big that they could pose a hazard even to the large commercial ships. Off the coast, swells are expected to hit 30 feet Friday moring and continue strong well into Saturday, acccording […]

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