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Kingston Cove Yacht Club
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Kingston, WA 98346-0081
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Kingston, WA 98346
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KCYC Boater Education— Spring 2021 Series

KCYC Spring Boater Education Series

April 18th, 8AM to 3PM

Join us for a day long series of presentations by various club members and industry professionals.  There will be five separate topics, with one hour allowed for each speaker including Q&A.  You can choose to attend in-person at the clubhouse, or via zoom at home.  Below is a schedule for the day's activities, along with a list of the presenters and their topics.   The fee for the day to attend in-person will be $10, which includes a continental breakfast and lunch; there is no fee for attending online.  In-person attendance is limited to 40 due to COVID restrictions; zoom attendance is unlimited.  Registration is required.

Presentation Schedule & Overview

  • 8:00—Clubhouse opens.
  • 8:30—Continental style breakfast: coffee, muffins, fruit, and granola bars.
  • 9:00—Session 1:  It's Not Nice to Fool with Mother Nature, Nancy Langwith—This presentation is about how to gain an understanding of the Pac NW weather and how it can help you with your Go-No decisions and passage planning.
  • 10:00—Session 2:  Boater Electrical Safety, Bob Mehm—Bob will speak on electrical safety and practical steps that a boat owner can take to prevent an electrical malfunction that can cause a stranded boat or worst case a boat fire.
  • 11:00—Session 3:  Where's My Anchor, Jack Lott—This presentation will touch on general information regarding types of anchors, test data on their functionality in various holding grounds, anchor chain and rode combinations, and scope to depth recommendations.

  • 12:00—Lunch is served.

  • 12:20—Knowledge-sharing Halftime Entertainment
    A Sailor’s Tale – Jerry Kirschner and Steve Page

  • 1:00 —Session 4: The Discipline of Marine Survey—This presentation will discuss the needs / benefits of having a Marine Survey report, when it may be required, and the required frequency of inspection. Included will be a quick read thru of a current Marine Survey Report, discussing the high points, and the benefits of the inspection and subsequent report.

  • 2:00—Session 5:  Crew Overboard Recovery, An Introductory Presentation, Bob Doyle—The Sailing Foundation method focuses on the most difficult Crew Overboard (COB) situation, specifically that of a two-person crew with one overboard. The clinic is typically presented in a three-part format. This presentation is the first - lecture, slides and video.

For more detailed information about the presenters and/or their topics, the link below will take you the complete news article.
2021 Spring KCYC Boater Education Series
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Clubhouse and on Zoom

Additional Info:
Janiece Christian
Registration is required before Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 12:00 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Due to COVID restrictions, we can only have 20 people in attendance in the clubhouse. If you register and cannot attend, please cancel your reservation so someone else can take your place.
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 12:01 AM
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In-person Attendance
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