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License. Sponsored by NWMA. Location: The Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA, 98368. Time: 1st night:7:00p.m. - 9:00p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday: 6:00p.m. - 9:30p.m. Coast Guard approved training in lieu of Coast Guard examinations. They specialize in OUPV (six-pack) & Master Licenses to 100 tons, Sailing & Towing Endorsements, 1-Day renewal Classes and application preparation. U.S. Maritime Academy has over 2000 graduates since 1985. Director Capt. Jeff Sanders wrote the textbooks and curriculum. His philosophy emphasizes education and retention of material taught - not cram courses! For additional information call Capt. Sanders at: 360-385-4852, or visit website at: www.usmaritme.us

- her lifelong passion for the ocean, and her struggle to face her fears as she learns to surrender to nature aboard the wylie 65 cat ketch. Learn about her personal interest in marine conservation. Cost: Free. For more information call: 206-789-1919 or email: peggywatt09@gmail.com

FEBRUARY 5 - Corinthian Yacht Club’s Speaker Series. Sponsored by CYCS. Location: 7755 Seaview Ave NW Seattle WA 98117. Time: 6:00p.mp - 9:00p.m. Al Hughes and crew from Elsie Pittack - Winner of R2AK 2015. Hear about their adventures on the Race to Alaska aboard their boat. Cost: Free. For more information call: 206789-1919 or email: peggywatt09@gmail.com

FEBRUARY 26 - Corinthian Yacht Club’s Speaker Series. Sponsored by CYCS. Location: 7755 Seaview Ave NW Seattle WA 98117. Time: 6:00p.mp - 9:00p.m. Mark Bunzel of Waggoners Cruising Guide and Margaret Pommert present their recent excursions to Alaska. “Cruising to Alaska - flotilla or solo?”. Learn what it takes to cruise to Alaska and if sailing solo or with a group fits your needs. Cost: Free. For more information call: 206-789-1919 or email: peggywatt09@gmail.com

FEBRUARY 12- Corinthian Yacht Club’s Speaker Series. Sponsored by CYCS. Location: 7755 Seaview Ave NW Seattle WA 98117. Time: 6:00p.mp - 9:00p.m.Sally Christine Rodgers - Convergence: A Voyage Through French Polynesia - Convergence is a personal story of one woman’s adventure

FEBRUARY 20 - USMA 1-Day License Renewal Class. Sponsored by NWMA. Location: The Northwest Maritime Center, 431 Water Street, Port Townsend, WA, 98368. Time: 9:30p.m. - 5:00p.m. A one day class which enables you to renew your license without sea time requirements or filling out sea service forms. For additional information call Capt. Sanders at: 360-385-4852, or visit website at: www.usmaritme.us

MARCH 5 - 6 - U.S. Sailing Safety At Sea Seminar. Sponsored by U.S Sailing and ISAF. Location: Bainbridge Island at the Bainbridge High School and Aquatic Center - 9330 NE High School Rd. Time:

9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m. The seminar will offer a US Sailing-sanctioned one-day training with an optional hands-on second training day, plus a free third day on-the-water session on use of the Lifesling. The Sailing Foundation has been offering safety training seminars to Pacific Northwest sailors for decades. As the inventors of the Lifesling, keeping sailors safe is part of our core mission. For costs and additional information go to: www.thesailingfoundation.org SeaSkills throughout the Northwest Waters. SeaSkills combines the fun of a weekend boating rendezvous with interactive training in all aspects of boating. Now in its third year, SeaSkills has spread to US Power Squadrons throughout Puget Sound and Portland, Oregon. Some squadrons are opening up the Seaskills Event to the public while others are allowing guests of members. Popular topics have included crabbing, engine maintenance, electrical troubleshooting, man overboard drills, emergency signaling (flares), cruise planning, docking tools, or public on the water training. Some of the presentations/training count toward power squadron certifications. Like any other rendezvous, presenters typically bring their boats into a shared dock on Friday afternoon / evening and share an informal meal. On Saturday, they turn their boats into classrooms / props for their presentations, which typically last 45 – 50 minutes with a few minutes in between. Most offer their presentation more than once during the day so those who want to attend more than one seminar scheduled at the same time can take one fi rst, then the other when it’s offered again later. Schedules and maps to boats are generally available at registration throughout the day. Each boat holds a placard identifying the boat, presentation and times offered. Lunch is generally available about

mid-day, and some squadrons are offering an option for dinner and social events Saturday evening. Some squadrons will have door prizes or a fundraiser such as a raffle with prizes awarded after the presentations. For more info contact United States Power Squadron coordinator Gregg Longstaff at; gregglongstaff@gmail.com

American Lake Sailing Club Race Series. The American Lake Sailing Club is a non-profit, low-key organization that has perpetual oncea-month club meetings and sailing races on American Lake in South Tacoma. The series of races runs on the last Saturday of each month out of Bill’s Boathouse (Tillicum), skipper’s meeting about 11 a.m. Once-a-month club meetings are held at 7:30 p.m. each second Thursday in Bill’s Boathouse. Skippers, crew members, non-boat owners and learners are all welcome to join and sail. 253-926-5366, 253-984-7404, 360-455-9474. JANUARY 9 - Duwamish Head. FEBRUARY 13 - OIYC Winter Shaw Race.

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Northwest Yachting covers yachting and boating on the west coast of the United States and Canada