Class | Boating Education Series

Who: Seattle Yacht Club What: 2009-2010 Boating Education Series. The series features presentations from various local boating companies and experts on topics ranging from electrical systems to winterizing your boat, navigation equipment and communications gear. Each session starts at 6 p.m. and includes two 45-minute vendor presentations, with refreshments and snacks provided in between. The sessions are […]

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Event | Anacortes Floating Boat Show

What: The Anacortes Floating Boat Show will feature more than 75 new and used powerboats and sailboats on display; staff from 10 local brokerages will be on hand to provide information about the yachts and about boating in the Pacific Northwest. Where: Cap Sante Boat Haven Marina, Anacortes, WA When: Oct. 1-4, 2009 More info: […]

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Racing | TransPuget Benefit Race

What: Shilshole Bay Yacht Club and co-sponsor Corinthian Yacht Club of Seattle invite skippers and their crews to participate in the annual TransPuget Benefit Race. Where: Shilshole Bay, Seattle When: Sept. 26, 2009 Where: Seattle More info: The skippers meeting starts at 10 a.m. at the CYC clubhouse. The long course race of 10 to […]

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Event | Fishermen’s Fall Festival

Who: Port of Seattle What: The 21st Annual Fishermen’s Fall Festival sponsored by the Fishermen’s Terminal Tennant’s Association. Where: On the Boardwalk of Fishermen’s Terminal, 1900 W. Nickerson Street, Seattle. When: Saturday, September 26, 2009: 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. More info: All proceeds directly benefit the Seattle Fishermen’s Memorial and their efforts to honor […]

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Building a funky future for wooden boats

Building a funky future for wooden boats

The Center for Wooden Boats is all about vintage vessels, but when it comes to its facilities, older isn’t necessarily better. On Wednesday night, the center hosted a fundraiser to kick off a $495,000 project to improve its facilities on the south end of Seattle’s Lake Union. Wooden boat aficionados, center staff and board members mingled […]

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Public meetings to focus on two-year sportfishing rules

Public meetings to focus on two-year sportfishing rules

A series of meetings is scheduled around Washington state in September and October to discuss fishing regulations that would be in effect for a two-year period. The proposed rules would impact various freshwater and saltwater recreational fisheries around the state during the 2010-2012 sportfishing season; annual regulations will continue for salmon, halibut and coastal groundfish. […]

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Boats Afloat opening with high hopes, big stakes

Boats Afloat opening with high hopes, big stakes

As the Lake Union Boats Afloat show opens Wednesday, dealers and brokers are hoping that better than expected results at last month’s boat show in Seattle bode well for the annual September event. The Seattle Boat Show at Shilshole Bay Marina, held in early August, surprised organizers and exhibitors, exceeding attendance goals and resulting in […]

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Buddy, can you spare a boat loan?

Buddy, can you spare a boat loan?

With economists declaring the recession officially over, boat dealers and brokers have reason to hope that more people will soon be buying boats. But stricter terms make qualifying for a boat loan harder than it used to be. The days of low down payments and loans given without proof of income or ability to pay […]

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Class | Reliable Weather Forecasts Seminar

Who: Seattle Sail and Power Squadron What: Reliable Weather forecasts do exist. Local experts will cover the two main reasons skippers get tripped up at a free evening seminar. Where: Queen City Yacht Club When: Oct. 8 — 7 to 9 p.m. More Info: Contact Bill Ray at billray@apian.com. Or visit SSPS online.

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