Tides: The Science and the Spirit of the Ocean.
Thursday, February 23
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.
Cruising in Tahiti
Thursday, March 23
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!
Northwestern Weather Demystified
Thursday, April 13
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.