Page 81

Sip Back and Relax

Seattle Boat Show’s Opening Night Wine Event


ncorked, on opening night at the BIG Seattle Boat Show Friday Jan. 29, 2016 is a BIG deal. It’s the biggest party of the year for Northwest boaters and wannabe boaters. It’s where they can taste some of Washington’s most popular wines while cruising through the show looking at the latest models, gear and accessories. The show, the West Coast’s largest, opens at 11am on Jan. 29th, and Uncorked, presented by Basta Boatlifts, runs 5-9pm.

Additional great news for showgoers and wine lovers: Canoe Ridge is the Official Wine of the Seattle Boat Show and Canoe Ridge wines will be available for purchase throughout the nine days of the Show at concessions and the full bar and lounge located on the Concourse Level at CenturyLink Field.

Nine tasting stations will be set up throughout the indoor location at CenturyLink Field, offering premium wines for tasting. Washington wineries represented include Bowne Family, Canoe Ridge Vineyard, Ross Andrew Winery, Sagelands Vineyard, Topsail, Willow Crest, and Waterbrook. To add to the festive nature of the evening, Gruet sparkling wine from New Mexico—rated one of the Top 100 Best Buys of 2015 by Wine and Spirits Magazine—will also be poured.

Sails & Ales – Friday Feb. 5


he Seattle Boat Show, working with the Union Station Garage, is offering $2 weekend parking when tickets are purchased online. Simply print out the ticket online or show the garage attendant the ticket on your mobile device.

ne of the most popular features year in and year out at the Seattle Boat Show is the extensive line-up of free boating and fishing seminars and the advanced training classes for a fee through Boat Show University. No other show in North America matches the Seattle seminar schedule in terms of the quality, variety and number of seminars offered. The complete schedule of seminars can be viewed at Here is but a sampling: Free Boating Seminars •Technology: Using Your Mobile Device with Your Onboard Electronics Ten Tips For Using AIS on Your Boat •Cruising: Cruising with Kids Beyond Cape Caution America’s Great Loop •Women’s Day: Women get in for free on Women’s Day, Monday, Feb. 1 and the seminars are designed with them in mind.

When a family pack is purchased, which includes two adult tickets, two youth tickets, and four hot dogs, parking at the Union Station Garage is free! When was the last time Seattle had parking for $2?

For those that prefer the grain to the grape, the second Friday of the show - Sails & Ales Craft Beer Night – is for them. Showgoers can taste and toast the very best in craft beers from 10 different Washington breweries. Packages for Sails & Ales are also $27 and include a single adult admission to the show valid throughout the day at both locations, plus a complimentary souvenir craft beer glass (available while supplies last) and six beer tasting tokens.

Seattle Boat Show Seminars O

$2 Parking

•Safety Safety-related seminars include: What if the GPS System Gets CyberHacked: Can You Do Paper Chart Lines of Position A Better Way to Hail - use DSC on Your VHF Radio Fishing On the fishing stage there will be 60 free fishing seminars Boat Show University The popular Boat Show U. programs feature well known nautical experts The 3-hour programs are priced at $39 each. New for 2016 at Boat Show U.: What should you or your crew do when the captain of your boat drops dead - whoops - … is incapacitated? This 3-hour course by Waggoner Guide editor Mark Bunzel will teach cruising couples how to easily handle emergency situations and safely get back to the dock. All Seattle Boat Show U. courses are available for advanced registration on the Seattle Boat Show website.

Northwest Marine Trade Association Announces Marine Career Fair at Seattle Boat Show, Feb. 1, 2016

Interested in working in the marine industry? Know anybody who is? The Northwest Marine Trade Association (NMTA) is organizing a career fair at the Seattle Boat Show featuring 25 local marine-related businesses with 130+ full-time positions plus many seasonal ones. The recreational marine industry is experiencing great growth. According to George Harris, president, Northwest Marine Trade Association, 2015 appears to be the fourth consecutive year that Washington State new-boat dealers had a yearover-year increase in unit sales Other affiliated businesses – local boat builders, yacht outfitters, boat yards and more – are experiencing similar growth. The immediate openings are for all facets of business such as sales, customer service, administration, some seasonal, but most of the need and open positions are for skilled marine technicians, experienced mechanics and skilled laborers (fiberglass work and repair,

welding, glazing, rigging, painting). These are well paid jobs. $70,800 is the average annual salary before benefits for maritime industry employees in Washington state– more than $20,000 above the average wage. In attendance: Twenty-five local marine-related businesses. For a complete list of participating companies, visit: www.seattleboatshow. com/job-fair.html The Fair will be held Feb. 1, 9 - 11 a.m. Attendees will be given free admittance to the Boat Show for Monday Feb. 1 so that they may explore the show, talk to exhibitors and learn more about the boating business and lifestyle. The show opens at the conclusion of the career fair at 11 a.m. and runs until 8 p.m. The event will be held at the Centurlink Field Event Center , the site of the Seattle Boat Show. To enter the building Job Fair participants will go up the stairs located between the CenturyLink Event Center and CenturyLink Field. NW YACHTING JANUARY 2016 81

Profile for Northwest Yachting

Northwest Yachting January 2016  

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

Northwest Yachting January 2016  

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