Understanding PNW Weather

$20/person, Two-hour class, 8-12 students

Coastal mountains, inland waters, Pacific Ocean, and the San Juan Islands all influence the weather of the Pacific Northwest. This two-hour seminar will give you an overview of how to read weather forecasts and plan for your adventures on the water. The format of this class is a presentation on what influences our weather plus where to find resources followed by a question and answer session.

To register email your contact information and course name to: info@boatingcenter.org

1:00 pm - 3 pm, Saturday, March 10                     REI Store 400 36th St. Bellingham, WA

Introduction to Tides and Currents

$55/person, Tw0-part class, 6-8 students 

This course guides participants through the concepts behind tidal exchanges and currents, including how to integrate tide and current predictions into small boat trip planning. Learn how to utilize available resources to predict tides and currents within the Salish Sea.  Introduction to Tides & Currents is a two-part class allowing time to digest what you have learned and come back to class with questions. This course is great for boaters of all types and skills.

To register email your contact information and course name to: info@boatingcenter.org

5:30 pm - 7:50 pm, March 7, and March 14.          REI Store 400 36th St. Bellingham, WA

Introduction to Coastal Navigation

$55/person, Two-part class, 6-8 students

Whether you are in a keelboat and need to make sure you have enough water underneath your boat or in a kayak doing a channel crossing, learning how to navigate is essential. In this two-part class you will learn how to read charts, use a compass, deduced (ded) reckoning, as well as learn many other useful tips when navigating. This course is great for boaters of all types and skills.

To register email your contact information and course name to: info@boatingcenter.org

5:30 pm - 7:50 pm, April 12, and April 19.             REI Store 400 36th St. Bellingham, WA