Jonathan White

Tides: The Science and the Spirit of the Ocean.
Thursday, February 23
5:00–7:00 p.m.

Jonathan White has given talks and keynote presentations at museums, aquariums, yacht clubs, universities, and many others venues, where he creatively explains, for example, how the tide is twenty-eight feet on the west side of Panama and only ten inches on the east side. Or why some places see one tide a day, while others see two or even six tides a day. These are a few of the many topics White has fun describing—illustrated with photographs and stories—that emphasize the tide’s mystery and beauty.

Ace Spragg

Cruising in Tahiti
Thursday, March 23
5:00–7:00 p.m.

After cruising her own sailboat extensively in the Pacific Northwest, Ace Spragg took the plunge and chartered a boat in Tahiti with a group of friends. Spragg’s presentation will include a bit about what it’s like to charter a boat in new waters, how to organize a group dream vacation, and of course, lots of photos of beautiful Tahiti! Spragg’s trip was her first experience with coral reefs and atolls—beautiful, but a little tricky!

Lee Chesneau

Northwestern Weather Demystified
Thursday, April 13
5:00–7:00 p.m.

In addition to being a highly seasoned and experienced professional marine meteorologist, Chesneau is an accomplished U.S. Coast Guard certified instructor for basic & advanced meteorology at six continuing training institutions for professional mariners. He offers the same curriculum to educate and train commercial fishing and recreational boaters on becoming self-reliant in their own marine weather knowledge and forecasting, strategic vessel routing, and prudent decision making.