Olympia Yacht Club  

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Docking 101
When:   April 22
What time:  9am – 12pm  Classroom session
 
What about coaching sessions on my boat?                  
75 minutes on your boat coaching sessions available in afternoon.  Boats must be at OYC or at Percival Landing for on the water coaching sessions.   1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm and 5:30 pm sessions available.
 
What could possibly be the hardest thing to do when you are at the helm of your Boat?
And Even if you have owned your boat for years, what ONE thing always makes you feel like you are always just learning?  DOCKING- It can be a challenge and for some a nightmare.  
We all know it is true,  because we get so much enjoyment when we are sitting in our cockpit with our glass of goodness and we get to watch others going through what we just did.  Perhaps they do better, but most often we hope they do worse so we can feel better about our last docking experience. Sailors and power boaters alike can get nervous when docking.
OYC is offering a docking class on  April 22 for anyone who wants to learn for the first time or brush up.  This class is being taught by Capt. Ace Spragg from the Port Townsend Maritime Center.  Ace has taught docking to hundreds of men and women sailors and power boaters, and here is your chance.   She has a great classroom presentation and is also offering some on your boat /one on one coaching sessions.   Last year we had Ace present this class and had a full class.  Unfortunately we did not get our on the water sessions in because the wind was too strong(25+KNOTS) and she wants everyone to be successful in their on the water coaching sessions.    The classroom session is $15.00 per person and the 75 minute on your boat coaching session is $50.00.  We have 4 time slots open in the afternoon.  First come first to choose when you want to do it.   Ace will also be teaching this class at the South Sound Women’s Boating Seminar May 20th with on the water sessions on the 21st. If we need extra sessions, this day is a possibility. 
Please call and reserve your spot now.  
 
Mary Fitzgerald   360-250-1230  olymfitz@hotmail.com

 
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
 
 

 
 
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