Don’t miss out on these exciting courses by Mark Bunzel for Waggoner Cruising Guide and the Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve Presentation. Book soon we have limited seats available. Date March 7th
Weather Strategies—Making the Go- No-Go Decision – 3 hours (9am – 12pm) $55US
Presented by Mark Bunzel – Editor and Publisher of the Waggoner Cruising Guide
Changing weather is one of the things most boaters and their crews fear most. Usually it is not deadly, but it can be downright scary when a pleasant day of boating turns ugly. Knowing the basics can help you interpret the weather and make a good go or no-go decision. This course will take you through the basics of how to understand the information available and how to combine it with tide and current information to determine the sea conditions. The class will use actual examples and gather weather data from the internet, cell phone and VHF radio. Software apps will be used and their shortcomings will be reviewed. They say timing is everything, and a few hours difference with the change of current can make all difference in the world. We will use a checklist approach where you can create your own system to create an understanding of the weather that fits your vessel and crew.
Date March 7th For more information call 360-299-8500. Register Here
Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve Presentation – 2 hours (1pm- 3pm) FREE SUBMISSION
Presented by members of Parks Canada staff Date March 7th
- What Gwaii Haanas is, and what makes it a unique travel destination
- What visitors can expect to see and do while visiting
- The registration process, required park passes, and orientations
- Logistics for travel to and around Gwaii Haanas
- The protected nature of the park reserve and what visitors can do to ensure that it remains unimpaired for future generations
- How to visit Watchmen sites in a respectful and meaningful way
- Q&A session
- An information table with trip planning resources
Registration with Victoria International Marina – Call 778-432-0477 – Free Session
Cruising and Exploring Beautiful SE Alaska – 3 hours (3 – 6pm) $55US
Presented by Leonard and Lorena Landon – Managing Editors of the Waggoner Cruising Guide.
The ultimate Northwest boating destination; Southeast Alaska. The dream is here. You’ve arrived in Ketchikan. Now, where to go, what to expect, and how to prepare. Beyond cruising the most popular “trapline” destinations, they will present how to explore the lessor traveled destinations. Topics include: trip planning; routing alternatives; what to expect in the way of weather, wind, & seas; anchorages & moorages; wildlife expectations; hot springs; ruins & relics; boardwalk villages; water & provisions; fuel & repairs; print & online references; VHF radio issues; communications/internet access via Cell/WiFi & other methods; information on permits and cruising in Glacier Bay National Park, LeConte Glacier, and other favorite locations like: Anan Bay Bear Observatory, Elfin Cove, and Hoonah; as well as off beaten track locations like Yakutat and Point Baker. You’ll likely want more than one cruising season in Southeast Alaska for the many adventure opportunities in this glorious cruising ground. This seminar will help you make your choices and start your planning for the trip of a lifetime.
Date March 7th. For more information call 360-299-8500 Register Here
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