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Tides & Currents in the Salish Sea – In-Person

Unlock the secrets of safe and confident boating in the dynamic waters of the Salish Sea. Tides and currents are a huge part of boating in our local waters. Knowing the forces at work, the resources available, and the skills needed to safely operate is paramount to a successful on-the-water adventure. Kayaks, rowboats, inflatables, sailboats, and powerboats—all are affected by the rise and fall of the tide. Whether you’re a beginner planning a day trip on Port Townsend Bay, or a more experienced mariner planning a voyage up the Inside Passage, this class will give you the skills and confidence needed to embark on a trip in these local waterways.

This class is in person at the Northwest Maritime Center campus.

Course Details:

April 27, Sept 14
10 AM–1 PM | Cost: $90 non-member, $81 member

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Platform: In-person at the NWMC Campus
  • Teaching style: This class consists of a presentation followed by interactive discussions and a Q&A session.
  • Duration: One 3-hour session
  • Materials: Supplementary materials and resources will be provided for further reading and reference one week prior to the class.
  • Registration: Sign up online at
  • Cost: $90 non-member, $81 member
  • Notes: Please watch for a reminder email that will be sent one week before class. This class has a four-person minimum. 

Adult Classes / Navigation & Maritime Skills Classes



Apr 27 2024


10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Apr 27 2024
  • Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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