Understanding PNW Weather Seminar (New)

$20/person, 2-hour seminar

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.

2018 Class Dates Coming in Spring

Introduction to Tides & Currents

$55/person, 5 hour class, 6-8 students maximum (dependent on location)

The Salish Sea has extreme tidal exchanges, these tidal exchanges along with topography can create dangerous currents. Learn how to utilize available resources to predict tides and currents within the Salish Sea; this knowledge is transferable throughout all the world's oceans.  Introduction to Tides & Currents is a two part class with homework in-between. Splitting up the topics covered over two class sessions allows 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.

2018 Class Dates Coming in Spring

Introduction to Navigation

$55/person, 5 hour class, 6-8 students maximum (dependent on location)

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 things tips when navigating. This course is great for boaters of all types and skills.

2018 Class Dates Coming in Spring