The Northwest Maritime Center presents
Spring Boating Symposium
Continuing Education for the Conscientious Boater
March 16-18, 20122
Great news! Cap'n Fatty Goodlander has been added to our lineup of Symposium presenters. This well-known author, Cruising World editor, and NPR commentator is always out cruising and rarely available for speaking engagements-- enjoy a highly entertaining weekend with a cruising legend!
Over twenty-five top boating experts will gather with two hundred sail and power boaters in Port Townsend for the second annual Spring Boating Symposium on March 16-18. Held at the Northwest Maritime Center campus and Point Hudson Marina, the symposium will once again be an innovative blend of interactive lectures, panel discussions, hands-on workshops, and opportunities to network with other boaters and experts. Presentations will be relevant to owners of both power and sailing vessels of all hull materials, arranged loosely around the themes of Seamanship, Safety Onboard, How Does It Work?, and Longer Journeys.
Other confirmed presenters include Beth Leonard, Steve D'Antonio, Barbara Marrett, Lisa Vizzini, Carol Hasse, Brion Toss, Ace Spragg, Jeff Sanders and many more.
Keynote speakers for the 2012 symposium will be:
Cap'n Fatty Goodlander speaking on Chasing the Horizon: The Life and Times of a Modern Sea Gypsy
Cap'n Fatty Goodlander is an original sea gypsy. The 59-year-old sailor has lived aboard boats for 52 years sailing the world's seas and circumnavigating the globe. Goodlander and his wife, Carolyn, have sailed more than 100,000 miles on their 38-foot cutter, Wild Card, raised a family and scraped together a modest living from their floating home. Goodlander, a journalist for 30 years, admits that living full-time aboard a small boat isn't the most lucrative job in the world, but he finds joy in touching others through his articles in Cruising World and through books he's written. The sailing life is something Goodlander says he'll never get out of his system.
Beth Leonard speaking on Glacier Island: The Beauty of South Georgia
Beth Leonard and her husband, Evans Starzinger, have completed two circumnavigations and logged more than 110,000 nautical miles. They have recently completed a ten-year circumnavigation by way of all of the Great Capes that took them as far north as the Arctic Circle and as far south as Cape Horn. Beth is the author of three books: The Voyager's Handbook, Following Seas and the award-winning Blue Horizons.
Steve D'Antonio speaking on Achieving Electrical Independence and Improving Reliability through Enhanced Attention to Detail
Steve D'Antonio has nearly 25 years of experience as a marine mechanic, electrician, consultant and boatyard manager; he is considered one of the most knowledgeable boating experts in the country. He has operated Virginia-based Steve D'Antonio Marine Consulting since 2007, and is the Technical Editor of PassageMaker Magazine, a contributing editor for Professional Boat Builder and Ocean Navigator magazines and a regular contributor/columnist for Cruising World magazine.
Registration is limited to 200 people.
Lodging or marina berths are available.
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