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Northwest Multihull Association Meetings


January 4: Come for a potluck at 6:30 with Annual Auction starting 7:00 pm until 9:30. Public welcome: bring your unwanted to sell and buy some new treasures. Call for details. Meet at Puget Sound Yacht Club, 2321 N. Northlake Way, Seattle, call (425) 672-8668.


Vancouver International Boat Show February 9-13


The Vancouver International Boat


Show is back after a one-year Olympic Games hiatus. Western Canada’s premier boat show takes place in one of the most beautiful settings in the world – the new Vancouver Convention Centre. Visit more than 300 exhibitors showcasing the latest boats and marine products on the market With two great locations, Show goers


can take advantage of activities for the entire family, as well as a comprehensive seminar lineup featuring top boating experts. Pick up tips on everything from “do-it-yourself” boat repairs to maintenance and navigation. Learn from the experts how to make the most out of your sailing and fishing experiences. The Vancouver International Boat


Show is at the Vancouver Convention Centre, 1055 Canada Pl., and the False Creek Yacht Club, 1661 Granville St. Vancouver Convention Centre show


hours: Wednesday-Friday, 11:00 am to 9:00 pm, Saturday, 10:00 am to 7:00 pm, Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm False Creek Yacht Club in-water venue closes at 5:00 pm daily Admission: Adults: $15, 2-day pass:


$25, Seniors (65+): $13, Kids (16 and under, accompanied by an adult): free. FREE Discover Boating boat rides


at False Creek Yacht Club; Kids’ Zone; SailFest, offering the latest sailboats, gear, and destinations; and, Discover Boating Centre, an educational one-stop-shop where attendees can find answers on how to get started in boating. For more information, visit


VancouverBoatShow.ca or cal l (604) 678-8820.


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Ocean Cruising Adventures The Maritime Museum and Pacific


Yachting Magazine present Ocean Cruising Adventures, a series of illustrated lectures coordinated by circumnavigator and author Anne Brevig. Local skippers share their exciting experiences and practical advice about offshore sailing aboard small boats. February 4: Victorians Ian and


Susan Grant of Rebel X will take you from Scotland to Scandinavia and up the Baltic Sea. February 11: False Creek liveaboards


Urs and Judy Boxler of Raven Song share the best of their collection of photos and stories from their many trips to the beautiful Broughton Archipelago. February 18: Have you ever sailed


with children from 4 to 13-years-old? Crossed the Atlantic in a 36’ ketch? Werner Gysi of Kristy Nicole is sure to inspire all ages. February 25: John Kirstein & Elaine


Zameruk of Goolka circumnavigated t he world in 12 years, sailed 41,000 nm and visited 35 countries. March 4: Nancy Erley of Tethys and


captain of two world circumnavigations talks about pirates, while sharing stories, strategy and hotspots. H.R. MacMillan Space Centre


Auditorium, 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver. Lectures begin at 8:00 pm. Cost: $13 per lecture or $50 for the series. Seniors, Museum members and Pacific Yachting subscribers: $11 per lecture or $40 for the series. Phone (604) 257-8300, or at the Maritime Museum.


Americas Boating Safety Course


The Coast Guard Auxiliary, Edmonds


will be teaching Americas Boating Safety Course three times.This one day eight hour course will be taught at the Auxiliary classroom at Chuck Olson Chevrolet in Shoreline. The cost is $25 plus $10 for a second person studying from the same text. Classes will be taught on March 19, April 16 and May 14. For further information email


boatclasses@hotmail.com or contact Jim Hewitson, tel. (425) 774-4033.


America’s Boating Course The Bremerton Sail and Power


Squadron will be offering America’s Boating Course from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. February 5 & 6: at Tremont Fire Station, 200 Tremont Street, Port Orchard. February 19 & 20: at St Anthony’s Hospital, Green Point Dining Rm, 11567 Canterwood Blvd NW, Gig Harbor. The course is for all boaters. Course


material is suitable for those 12 and older. Pre-registration is not required. Contact Kevin Pisani at (360) 479-1085 or email: seokp@comcast.net


NW Maritime Center Spring Boating Symposium March 18-20


Top boating experts and 200 sail


and power boaters will gather in Port Townsend for the first Spring Boating Symposium. Held at the new Northwest Maritime Center campus and Point Hudson Marina, the symposium will be an innovative blend of interactive lectures, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, onboard boat demonstrations, and opportunities to rub shoulders with other boaters and experts. Topics will be relevant to owners of both power and sailing vessels of all hull materials, and this year will focus on inland and near coastal destinations from South Sound to Alaska. The themes are Seamanship,


Boating Lifestyle, Systems/Vessel Maintenance. A fleet of Northwest power and sail


boats rarely seen together and fully open to the public will be open to Symposium participants. The Spring Boating Symposium will be the first of a planned series of educational symposiums and programs held throughout the year at the Northwest Maritime Center, fulfilling our mission to provide life-long learning for all of those who love boats and our Northwest Maritime Heritage. Registration is limited to 200 people.


Lodging or marina berths are available. For info go to http://nwmaritime.org/ symposium, call (360) 385-3628, ext 106 or email symposium@nwmaritime.org


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