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On the Horizon:

Intro to Maritime Safety and Navigation Education
Bellingham Technical College, Bellingham
Tuesday, Apr 15 at 12:00 am

Introduction to Maritime Safety and Navigation:  Beginning April 15, Tuesday evenings 6:30-8:30 pm for 8 weeks at Bellingham Technical College.  Taught by Bellingham Sail & Power Squadron certified instructors.  Class includes a 4-hour optional on-the-water session. Successful completion of class qualifies student for Washington State Boater’s Education Card.  Students need dividers and NOAA Chart 18421.  Cost: $110.  Call 360-752-8350 and register for MARIN 110, Item #4560.  www.boatingisfun.org

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Youth Sailing Open House Festival
Sail Sand Point, Seattle
Saturday, Apr 19 at 11:00 am

The Youth Sailing Open House is a one day event on April 19th (11-3), open FREE to the public to promote youth sailing programs in the Greater Seattle area. Event will run rain or shine! There is plenty of space for organizations to set up tables and showcase their programs. Plus plenty of parking space for the public to attend. When the public attends this event they can expect to learn about what each organization has to offer for youth sailing programs and ways to get involved in sailing in the Northwest. There will be tabling and on-the-water sailing, demonstrations, and rides (whether dependent). In individual booths there will be knot tieing, on-land activities, and games as well. Water and hot chocolate will be available.

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CYCT Windseeker Racing Race
Tyee Marina, Tacoma
Wednesday, Apr 23 at 12:00 am

Join the Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma every Wednesday night for Windseeker Racing.

  • Race in PHRF or “Windseeker’s Class”
  • Crew without boats are welcome
  • Have fun and meet other sailors

Skipper’s meeting takes place at 6:00 PM at the CYCT, Tyee Marina clubhouse with first start at 7:00 PM.

Check the Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma for Race Book, entry form and racing calendar.

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Tri Island Series Race 1 - Smith Island Race
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Friday, Apr 25 at 12:00 am

Join us at the Seattle Yacht Club Elliott Bay Outstation for a “preparty” April 25th, 7pish.

The race begins Saturday morning April 26th and the course is up and around Smith Island.  For additional details, please see the SYC racebook (and REGISTER!)  on SeattleYachtClub.org

See you on the water!

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Boating Safety Fair & Marine Swap Meet Festival
Port of Friday Harbor, Friday Harbor
Saturday, Apr 26 at 12:00 am

On Saturday April 26th, 2014 from 9am to 4pm, the SJI Recreational Boating Safety Group and Port of Friday Harbor will host a “Boat Safely Fair & Marine Swap Meet”. This is a great opportunity to get your 2014 boating season off to a CLEAN, FUN & SAFE start! In the water demonstrations will take place near the loading dock right in front of the Port Park where all of the vendors will be displaying.

We will have for you:

FREE nights moorage when participating in Vessel Safety Checks
FREE Vessel Safety Checks
Man Overboard Demonstrations by the USCG
In the water Self-Correcting Kayak Demonstrations
Fire-Extinguisher Discharge Station/Expired Flare Drop-Off Station
Fun Activities for Kids with PFD Panda & Officer Snook
Representation from Washington State Parks and U.S. Customs

The “Marine” Swap meet takes place in the lower parking lot right behind the Port office. Individuals may have one 10’ space. Please provide your own tables and chairs if needed. If you are interested in selling dinghies, skiffs, or small boats on trailers please contact the Harbormaster directly prior to the meet 360-378-2688.

It’s going to be a great day on the water, come join us!!

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Boat Safety Fair and Marine Swap Meet Festival
Port of Friday Harbor, Friday Harbor
Saturday, Apr 26 at 9:00 am

On Saturday April 26th, 2014 from 9am to 4pm, the SJI Recreational Boating Safety Group and Port of Friday Harbor will host a “Boat Safely Fair & Marine Swap Meet”.  This is a great opportunity to get your 2014 boating season off to a CLEAN, FUN & SAFE start!  In the water demonstrations will take place near the loading dock right in front of the Port Park where all of the vendors will be displaying.

Come have a FREE Vessel Safety Inspection, spend two nights with us and receive one night FREE!

We will have for you:

FREE Vessel Safety Checks
Man Overboard Demonstrations by the USCG
In the water Self-Correcting Kayak Demonstrations
Fire-Extinguisher Discharge Station/Expired Flare Drop-Off Station
Fun Activities for Kids with PFD Panda & Officer Snook
Representation from Washington State Parks and U.S. Customs

It’s going to be a great day on the water in Friday Harbor, come join us!!

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Dave Calhoun @ Johnny's Dock Performance
Johnny’s Dock Restaurant and Marina, Tacoma
Sunday, Apr 27 at 12:00 am

Enjoy an evening on the water at Johnny’s Dock with great Trop Rock music Jimmy Buffett style.

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CYCT Windseeker Racing Race
Tyee Marina, Tacoma
Wednesday, Apr 30 at 12:00 am

Join the Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma every Wednesday night for Windseeker Racing.

  • Race in PHRF or “Windseeker’s Class”
  • Crew without boats are welcome
  • Have fun and meet other sailors

Skipper’s meeting takes place at 6:00 PM at the CYCT, Tyee Marina clubhouse with first start at 7:00 PM.

Check the Corinthian Yacht Club of Tacoma for Race Book, entry form and racing calendar.

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Pacific Odyssey Slide Show
Village Books, Bellingham
Saturday, May 03 at 12:00 am

Wendy Hinman will share stories and photos from her 7-year, 34,000-mile sailing adventure aboard a 31-foot sailboat and sign copies of her book, Tightwads on the Loose, at Village Books on Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7pm. 1200 11th Street, Bellingham, WA 98225 360-671-2626

www.villagebooks.com

Tightwads on the Loose: A Seven Year Pacific Odyssey features the exciting story of two vagabonds who explore far flung islands and civilizations for seven years aboard a 31-foot wooden boat. They trace the battles of World War II as they dodge ships and typhoons that threaten to turn their home into kindling.

“A light-hearted tone and unaffected style make this an entertaining tale.” San Francisco Book Review

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Opening Day of Boating Season Festival
Aboard Steamer Virginia V Lake Union, Seattle
Saturday, May 03 at 11:00 am

Opening Day of Boating Season Aboard the historic Virginia V,  May 3rd, 11:30am-3:30pm, Come aboard the Virginia V for a ride in the parade procession through Montlake Cut and into Lake Washington.  It’s the kick-off to the Boating Season and a Seattle Tradition.

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