Jun 25 - 26 2024


6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tides & Currents in the Salish Sea – Online

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 your vessel 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.

Course Details:

Feb 6–7, April 23–24, June 25–26, Sept 10–11, Nov 19–20
6:30–8 PM | Cost: $90 non-member, $81 member

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Platform: Online; a Zoom link is provided one week before class
  • Teaching style: This class consists of a presentation followed by interactive discussions and a Q&A session.
  • Duration: Two consecutive evenings (1.5 hours each 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 the Zoom link, to be sent via email one week before class. This class has a four-person minimum.