Olympia Yacht Club  

                                                                                                    Established 1904

 

 
 
 
Photo Albums
 

Spring Clean Up
Getting Ready for Opening Day at OYC
       
 
   
   
       
 
 
Pictures by Mike Contris
 
Upcoming Events . .
 
 
2017 South Sound Women's Boating Seminar
Olympia Yacht Club
201 Simmons Street NW
Olympia, WA 98501
 
'Chart Your Own Course'
This year expanded to TWO Days!
 
Saturday, May 20th, 2017
8:30-4:30
Workshops and hands-on demonstrations:
NAVIGATION ESSENTIALS
UNDERSTANDING WEATHER on the WATER
DOCKING YOUR BOAT
MARINE 12-V SYSTEMS
Registration includes parking and lunch!
$45 by April 30th / $50 after April 30th
Reserve your spot early - seating is limited to the first 80 registrants.
 
 
Women power boaters and sailors will learn essential skills from other experienced women.
The novice can build a solid foundation, while more experienced boaters strengthen essential skills.
Gain critical information and techniques to feel safer and more confident on the water.
Chances to win great prizes!
 
Raffle proceeds will help fund scholarships for Girls at the Helm participants!
 
Network with other women boaters!
 
Enjoy a sumptuous lunch and laugh with each other!
 
 
Sunday, May 21st
register SEPARATELY for the following
three OPTIONAL opportunities to practice boating skills
 
Docking your own boat w/ Capt. Ace Spragg - $50
Ace will meet you at the dock for a 75 minute session on your own boat, practicing docking in real life. 
Sessions will be scheduled at 9:30, 11:00, 1:00, 2:30 and 4:00.
 
Anchoring your own boat w/ Capt. Mary Campbell - $50
Mary will meet you at the dock for a 90 minute session on your own boat, practicing anchoring in real life. 
Sessions will be scheduled at 10:00, 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00.
 
Introduction to Sailing w/ Capt. Mary Fitzgerald - $55
 
Bring your bag lunch and your windbreaker for a day on the water on a keelboat.
You’ll learn the basics of raising and trimming sails as you glide across Budd Inlet.
9:00-3:00
 
Questions?????   boatingseminar@gmail.com

 
 
 
May 2017
S M T W T F S
30
01
02
04
05
07
08
09
11
14
15
16
17
18
19
21
22
23
24
25
27
30
31
01
02
03
 
Lifesling Clinic
It is time to sign up for the June 3, 2017 Lifesling Clinic. It will begin at 0900 with classroom instruction at the Olympia Yacht Club. During that session, that lasts about two hours, you will get a detailed explanation of how the Lifesling is properly used to get an overboard crew member back onto the boat. This instruction is followed by dockside drills where you will see how to properly rig the hoisting tackle and then do some dry runs on the technique to use the Lifesling and hoisting tackle. Next you get a chance to put all that knowledge and skill to work as we do real overboard drills with volunteers in survival suits splashing around and hoping to be rescued.
 
The Lifesling is the best method for one person to rescue someone who has fallen off a sailboat. To show you what to do in the worst case scenario, each participant does an actual rescue without any help from the other students, although always under the watchful eye of the instructor to insure safety. It is best to learn this method, or refresh your skills, on the boat you own or frequently sail on. To encourage skippers and crew to take the class together the $15 fee will be waived for any skipper who has two or more crew take the class with them. Basic sailing skills are required. The class lasts most of the day. Space is limited. Please call Dee or Andy Saller at 360-491-0175 or email hsaller214@aol.com to reserve your spot or ask questions about the class. It is challenging and a lot of fun.
 
We hope you will join us.
 
John DeMeyer, Restless
Foofaraw 2015 article in Olympian:
 
OYC Reservation Hotline
Call 360-705-3767 for dinner meetings and other referenced events.