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A new boater experiences an all-women’s multiday yachting workshop with NW Explorations.

"I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul." – From Invictus, by William Ernest Henley

W O R D S A N D P H OTO S : S E A N N A B R O W D E R

72 NORTHWEST YACHTING || NOVEMBER 2019

The human desire to be the captain of our own ship is fundamental. To plot your course, take the helm, and sail to your chosen destination is a perfect metaphor for life both on and off the water. Let’s not forget enjoying the journey along the way, too. Of course, finding your way in life can be much harder than finding your way on the Salish Sea, yet barriers that some

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of us face on land are the same hurdles we face on the water. Take women and powerboating. We often find ourselves sidelined as passenger-crew when what we want is to take the helm as skipper. To change that dynamic, four women, including myself, completed a multi-day power training course presented by NW Explorations exclusively for woman. According to a BoatUS survey, many women

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Northwest Yachting November 2019  

The best of boating lifestyle in the Pacific Northwest - featuring Northwest Yachting's Annual Holiday Gift Guide, a feature on Power Boat T...

Northwest Yachting November 2019  

The best of boating lifestyle in the Pacific Northwest - featuring Northwest Yachting's Annual Holiday Gift Guide, a feature on Power Boat T...