Cruisers College at Anacortes - "Overboard Recovery on a Power Boat: How to Get the Person Into the Boat - Using a Lifesling"
Jan
13
1:00 PM13:00

Cruisers College at Anacortes - "Overboard Recovery on a Power Boat: How to Get the Person Into the Boat - Using a Lifesling"

  • Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue Anacortes, WA 98221 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Lifesling was developed for sailboats, but with some inventive rigging it is also extremely useful on power boats. The biggest challenges are finding a good location for the Lifesling and, most importantly, figuring out how to rig the 5:1 Block and Tackle connection-point that is high enough and strong enough. The classroom portion includes a video, photos of rigging scenarios, and how to. The lab portion is where YOU will actually practice lifting someone from the floor and into a mock-boat.

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Seattle Boat Show - "Overboard From a Power Boat! Getting Them Back Into the Boat is the Hardest Part" - 50 min free seminar
Jan
26
3:15 PM15:15

Seattle Boat Show - "Overboard From a Power Boat! Getting Them Back Into the Boat is the Hardest Part" - 50 min free seminar

Although the Lifesling was designed for sailboats, it can work well on a power boat with some inventive rigging. Finding a person who has gone overboard and bringing them back to the side of your boat may be the easy part. However, getting someone up into a power boat is the real challenge. You need to plan ahead to rig your hoisting gear. You will see lots of scenarios/photos for suggested rigging approaches.

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Seattle Boat Show - "Docking: How to Maneuver Your Twin Engine Boat" - 50 min free seminar
Jan
27
2:15 PM14:15

Seattle Boat Show - "Docking: How to Maneuver Your Twin Engine Boat" - 50 min free seminar

You know you can steer your twin-engine boat using just your gears. Right? But how do you do it? How do you ‘split-the-gears’ and get that turn-in-your-own-footprint going? We’ll role play some helming actions to get your muscle memory involved. Docking is the skill I teach the most often in my on-the-water power boat instruction.

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Seattle Boat Show - Women's Boating Seminar
Jan
28
9:00 AM09:00

Seattle Boat Show - Women's Boating Seminar

  • Boat Show University Mezzanine Classroom, Century Link Field (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Women boaters often can learn best in the presence of other women. Join power-boating and sailing women to learn about: Navigation; Diesel Engines; Lifesling Recovery and Docking.

For more information and to sign up, click here. Find the seminar in the list and click the “register” button.

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Boat Show University - "Develop Your Navigation Skills Using the 'Navionics' App
Feb
2
9:00 AM09:00

Boat Show University - "Develop Your Navigation Skills Using the 'Navionics' App

  • Boat Show University Mezzanine Classroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Carry your navigation-skills learning device with you! You will learn how to use color, symbols, current and tide data, how to enter and name routes, tweak the settings… You can learn navigation with “Navionics” on your device and then use the app on your boat as a back-up to your marine chart plotter. Download a two-week free trial just before the seminar. From your device, click here: “Navionics”, and download the app.

Click here for more information and a link to sign up. Find the seminar in the list, then click the “register” button.

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Navigation Course - Nine-weeks - USCG Auxiliary Edmonds
Mar
5
to Apr 30

Navigation Course - Nine-weeks - USCG Auxiliary Edmonds

  • Chuck Olson Chevrolet - Service Dept. classroom (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The spring "Weekend Navigator" course is taught primarily by Capt. Linda Lewis, who is a USCG member and volunteer instructor. The class fills very early, so don’t delay. To see the schedule, course cost, and to REGISTER, click here: edmondscoastguardaux.com

For any questions, please email our Public Education Officer at: info@edmondscoastguardaux.com

The course addresses: 

- How to Use Today's Navigation Tools: Tablets, Smartphones, GPS/Chartplotters, PCs

- Practice Plotting Routes and Dead Reckoning: Electronic and Paper

- How to use your Radar, AIS, Autopilot to Enhance Navigation

- Practice Using Tides and Current Info - specific to the West Coast

Comment from C. C. - a recent student in the course: “I hold a 100 ton Masters and took this class with a friend who didn’t have much experience on the water. I had a wonderful time and learned a few things to boot! Linda is a fabulous instructor who made the curriculum fun, easy and informative. If you want to practice your rusty skills or learn a whole new skill set, I recommend this class!”

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Trawlerfest Seattle - Bell Harbor Marina - Marriott Waterfront Hotel
Apr
23
to Apr 27

Trawlerfest Seattle - Bell Harbor Marina - Marriott Waterfront Hotel

  • Bell Harbor Marina, 2203 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Seattle area 2019 Trawlerfest is in a great setting this year. Join in the activities at the downtown Bell Harbor Marina, next to Seattle’s popular Pike Place Market. Boating Seminars will be held in the nearby Marriott Waterfront Hotel. With this exciting location, Trawlerfest 2019 is sure to be a great one! Register early.

I will be teaching both in the hotel classrooms and on-the-water at Bell Harbor :

Wednesday - April 24, 2019

8:30 AM to 12:00 PM - “Close-Quarters Maneuvering and Docking for Single and Twin Trawlers”

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM - On-the-Water Training

3:30 PM to 5:00 PM - On-the-Water Training

Thursday - April 25, 2019

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - On-the-Water Training

10:45 AM to 12:30 AM - Women’s Roundtable

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - On-the-Water Training

Friday - April 26, 2019

8:00 AM to 10:00 AM - On-the-Water Training

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM - On-the-Water Training

Saturday - April 27, 201

10:45 AM to 12:00 PM - “Overboard Recovery on a Trawler: How to Get a Person Into the Boat - Using a Lifesling - Classroom

1:30 PM to 3:00 PM - Lifesling Recovery HANDS-ON PRACTICE on Trawler - Dockside

For full schedule and registration, click here: Trawlerfest Seatle 2019.

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Cruisers College at Kingston Yacht Club - "Learn How to Navigate - Using the 'Navionics' App
Dec
8
1:00 PM13:00

Cruisers College at Kingston Yacht Club - "Learn How to Navigate - Using the 'Navionics' App

  • Kingston Cove Yacht Club 25915 Washington Boulevard Northeast Kingston, WA 98346 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come ready to learn by downloading the free version of Navionics on a tablet or smartphone by clicking here “Navionics Free Trial” from your device. This is a great way to learn how to navigate. During the seminar, we’ll put in and name specific routes, find current and tide data, review what colors on a map mean, adjust the app’s settings… Use the app to practice navigation and to give your boat a back-up to the marine chartplotter.

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