The 16th Annual
Women's Boating Seminar
48 Degrees North, West Marine, YachtsOffered.com,
Fisheries Supply, BoatersPal.Com, CSR Boatyard,
Seaview Boatyard, Port Ludlow Marina, Windworks
Flagship Maritime Training, Puget Sound Sails,
Navigation, Elliot Bay Marina
Date of Event:
February 23, 2013
9:00am - 5:15pm
North Seattle Community
9600 College Way North
The Seattle Women's Boating Seminar, now in its 16th year, is specifically for
women interested in boating, both power and sail. The
group of speakers/instructors are dedicated to sharing their knowledge
and encouraging women to have the confidence of taking the
Join fellow women interested in boating for a high energy day that is
both fun and educational. This is a unique event that cannot
easily be explained in words and is enjoyed by women from all over
including neighboring Canada. Treat yourself to a truly rewarding
day, you will be so glad you did.
Thanks to all our sponsors who have
generously donated items for our door prize drawing at the end of the
Comments from past events:
must admit I attended the seminar on Saturday with a bit of trepidation
- after all, I am new to boating and, with my husband, share an unusual
craft...a 60 foot tug. I was impressed with the quality of the
sessions, with the balance achieved between sail and power boating, and
with the genuine, welcoming feel of the event. Thank you so much - I
certainly will come next year, with friends in tow!"
"Repeat attendee - love the program"
"Attended last year and loved it"
"Thank you for this wonderful event"
"Really delighted with this
opportunity. Now 73, I have sailed solo in Puget Sound and Gulf
Islands for the last 20 years. I have so much to learn and much to
share - and I love learning!"
"I am brining my daughter this time,
I know she will enjoy it and the enthusiasm /confidence building that I
have enjoyed from previous sessions"
"I wasn't able to attend last year
and am excited to be able to come again this year. Thank you all
for this wonderful program!"
We will be donating proceeds
from the raffle in 2013 to the "Felicty Ann Project". Felicty Ann
was the first boat to be single-handed across the Atlantic by Ann
Davison in 1952. The boat is now being restored and is a learning
platform for at-risk women and girls. Penelope Partridge will be
on hand during the day to answer questions and share information about
the project. I was impressed when she showed up at the event last
year to talk about it. She had been given tubs of fresh flowers
which people could take for free and make a donation to the project if
they wished. Penelope was able to follow her passion and a year
later the project is well under way and making a difference to at risk
girls and women. This is a non-profit group dependent on a little
monitory help - a worthy recipient of this years fund raising.
We donated $460of the
2012 event including a fund raising raffle to Prison Pet Partnership
Program a non-profit organization located on the grounds of the
Washington Corrections Center for Women in Gig Harbor. The group
rescues and trains homeless animals to provide service dogs for persons
with disabilities and operates a boarding and grooming facility to
provide vocational education for women inmates. Inmates learn
valuable skills so that they may find gainful employment upon release,
and the individuals with disabilities receive well-trained dogs to help
increase their levels of independence.
Another good cause/charity that has
benefited from the Women's Boating Seminar in the past is Imibala. During my visit to South Africa
in 2006 I found out about Imibala from an old high school friend of mine.
Her artist mother Donna Downie has been actively involved with this
organization for some time. This group of volunteers donates 100%
of the money they receive to help children go to school. The
future for most South African children is very bleak as a result of aids
and high unemployment. Being able to go to school is an honor for
these children and as a result we are brightening a few children's
lives. If you would like more
information about the program
www.imibala.com. This event will
has sponsored 21
children over the past several years for a minimal cost of $100 per
child per school year. If you have children or grand
children you can let them choose a child to sponsor on line and possibly
make a new friend in the process.
This seminar is
presented by Judy Nasmith founder of
Latitude Sailing Association,
specializing in women's sailing education.
Program For 2013
The programs include
lectures, slides, video presentation, hands-on experience.
Questions and interaction between instructors and participants is
Heavy Weather Sailing Preparation -
Storm avoidance, dangers and tactics with special emphasis on storm
sail rigging and handling.
Carol Hasse has logged over 45,000
miles in northern and southern latitudes on boats varying in size
from 25' to 101'. Hasse founded Pt Townsend Sails known
internationally for quality cruising sails. She has served on
the boards of directors and as an advisor for the Wooden Boat
Foundation which honored her with a Lifetime Achievement Award in
2012, and Northwest School of Wooden Boatbuilding. She
has participated and contributed to the national "Safety at Sea"
program and recently demonstrated the use of the Lifesling recovery
system for a video created by the Sailing Foundation.
She has been active in women's and youth sail training in the
Northwest and South Pacific for over 30 years.
Favorite Cruising Destinations -
North Puget Sound to the Queen Charlotte Islands
Reanne Hemingway-Douglass author of Cape Horn: One Man's Dream, One
Woman's Nightmare a classic of survival literature. An excerpt
from Cape Horn, which has been published in French and Italian, appears
in McGraw Hill's anthology of survival sea stories, Treacherous Waters. Over
the past 30 years, her articles on cycling, cruising, and women's issues
have appeared in numerous outdoor magazines. In the 1980s, she ed
the first women's bicycling team across Tierra del Fuego at the tip of
South America. She and her
husband Don went on to write the "Exploring Series" of cruising guides
covering North Puget Sound to SE Alaska. Reanne will share some of
her favorite cruising destinations.
Turning Your Dreams Into
Reality One Day At A Time
Putting it all into perspective and
making it happen.
Wendy Hinman is the author of "Tightwads on the Loose: A
Seven-Year Odyssey", about the
7 year sea adventure she took with her husband aboard a 31' cutter.
After paying off their mortgage before they turned 40, Wendy and Garth
set sail on a voyage that took them to 19 countries and covered 34,000
miles. Wendy turned her stories into a successful adventure book
that is garnering rave reviews. She shares her insights on living
in a small space, setting goals and turning them into reality with a
sense of humor while facing "character-building" opportunities.
How to Navigate Using Your Electronics Everyone has some
form of electronic GPS/Chartplotting instrument on their boat these
but boaters only look at the screen and don't begin to tap
into the full range of these powerfu tools. Learn the
important basics so you can effectively use your instrument for:
orienting the screen, planning routes, course-to-steer in currents,
identifying hazards, interacting with Radar and AIS instruments - and
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) www.privateboatinginstruction.com
Give It Your Best Shot Tips for
taking good photos while traveling by boat.
Elsie Hulsizer is
the author of Glaciers, Bears and Totems: Sailing in Search of the
Real Southeast Alaska and Voyages to Windward: Sailing Adventures
on Vancouver Island’s West Coast. Between sailing adventures Elsie
serves on the Washington State Board of Pilotage Commissioners, which
licenses the pilots who guide ships into Puget Sound and as a member of
the Board of Trustees of Seattle’s Center for Wooden Boats.
Navigational Aid Systems
safely by being aware of how the international bouyage system works.
Judy Nasmith is a past Hobie 16 Women’s National Champion. She is a Seattle Yacht broker at Swiftsure
Yachts and enjoys cruising in the Northwest with her husband Paul and
pup Bailey on
their Nordic 44. Judy is a certified ISPA (International Sail and
Power Assoc) instructor and offers sailing instruction to women in
Seattle and the San Juan Islands. She was awarded the 2012 "Louise
B. Condon Women's Leadership Award" for her inspiration, leadership and
dedication to the advancement of women in recreational boating in the
State of Washington.
Tried and true shortcuts and planning guides making provisioning for
local cruising or passage-making easier for you. Wonderful slides and
Barbara Marrett is an
contributing editor to Cruising World, Barbara has been lecturing about
preparing yourself and your boat for cruising for the last two decades.
She holds a 100 ton Captains license and is on the staff of Orange Coast
College's School of sailing and seamanship. She now skippers a 45'
Cavalier, White Raven that is owned by OCC and used for cruise and learn
in the San Juan Islands. With a background in art and writing,
Marrett pairs beautiful images with captivating stories in her seminars.
She has sailed the North and South Pacific, Inside Passage, the
Caribbean and Europe in cruising and racing boats from 31' - 75'.
She is the co-author of the cruising classic, Mahina Tiare, Pacific
Passages and is also a Port Commissioner in her homeport of Friday
Harbor, WA. She lost track of how many ocean miles she sailed
after she reached 50,000!
Ann Boat Project Penelope will inspire us with the work her
group is doing to restore Felicity Ann by empowering at risk women and
girls through teaching hands on Maritime skills.
25, is the Lead for the Felicity Ann Boat Project. She found
sailing and skill building through the renovation of the small
sloop she lived aboard during college in Olympia. Since then she
worked her way through the inside passage twice, crewed aboard
Schooner Adventuress, taught sailing at the NW Maritime Center, and
assisted in the teaching of woodworking classes during her Forestry
education at the Evergreen State College.
The Evolution of a
Cruiser: Right Boat, Right Place, Right Time
Migael describes her many
voyages in life from boat ownership to no-maintenance chartering and
small power boats. Yes, you can keep messing around with boats
even when you're old enough to know better. It's all about the
boat and how you cruise.
has been cruising Pacific Northwest waters and living aboard in Seattle
since 1974, when she and her husband launched the sailboat they had
spent two years building. In addition to A Cruising Guide to
Puget Sound and the San Juan Islands, she is also the author of
two other books: Sailing to Simplicity, a collection of
lessons from life on a boat, and Back Under Sail, a story
of a healing sailing race around Alaska's Admiralty Island.
Anchoring Hints and tricks for setting and retrieving anchors.
After a short refresher on anchoring basics we will focus on strategies
for tricky situations, crowded anchorages and sever weather including
using multiple anchors and ways to get a fouled anchor loose. Nancy
anchored over 1000 times in her 2 circumnavigations and speaks from a
wealth of personal mishap and recovery.
captain of two world circumnavigations aboard her Orca 38 sailboat,
In 2006 Nancy was presented
with the Leadership in Women's Sailing Award for her record of
achievement in inspiring, educating and enriching the lives of women
through sailing. She holds her USCG 50 ton Master of Oceans and
100 ton Master Near Coastal licenses, is an Instructor Evaluator for
International Sail and Power Assoc, a HAM radio operator and advanced
scuba diver. Founder of Tethys Offshore, sailing for women, Nancy
offers onboard sailing courses for women on board Tethys.
Schedule of Events
9:30 am Welcome
- Penelope Partridge,
Felicty Ann Boat Project on preserving women's history
and empowering women and girls futures.
9:30 am 10:30 am Give
it Your Best Shot - Elsie Hulsizer
Evolution of a
11:40 am Turning
Your Dreams Into Reality - Wendy Hinman
Favorite Cruising Destinations - Reanne Douglass
12:30 pm Lunch
pm How To Navigate
Using Your Electronics - Linda Lewis
Weather Sailing Preparation - Carol Hasse
2:15 pm 3:15
Navigational Aids- Judy Nasmith
Made Easy - Barbara Marrett
4:45 pm Advanced
Anchoring - Nancy Erley
OR Knots -
Judy Nasmith, Wendy Hinman
Closing - Door Prizes
$95.00 per person includes refreshments, lunch and drawings for
Space is limited.
Participants must pre-register and pre-pay.
From I-5 take
Northgate Way exit and head west to Meridian.
Turn Left (south) at
Turn left into College
parking lot at 97th.
Library building is in
front of you.
Seminar room #LB1141
(Concert Hall) is to the right of Library.
Free Parking on