Guest Speakers for Washington
Speaker Location Topics Covered
Wendy Hinman Bainbridge Island, WA Preparing for offshore voyaging, provisioning, living aboard, simple cruising, cruising on a budget,
living without refrigeration, keeping your relationship off the rocks, cruising comfort, sea stories,
nautical history, sailing, racing, seamanship, docking, women in boating, Sailed 34,000 miles on a 31-foot sailboat. Requests projector, screen and mic. Author: “Tightwads On The Loose: A Seven-Year
Pacific Odyssey”,, Travel reimbursement requested outside Seattle area.
Mike McGlenn Bellingham, WA

Salvage, small boat salvage, manufacturing, repair, the need for a survey, maintenance, towing.

Dan Forrest Deer Harbor, WA

Aquamarine Business President & CEO. Watermaking equipment for large or small vessels, hotels. Reverse osmosis watermaking - makes undrinkable water drinkable. May be able to bring samples of equipment.

Bill Haimes Everett, WA

Magnetic compass: selection, care and service, and adjusting for both commercial and recreational vessels and antiques. Celestial navigation/piloting - practices and equipment.

Offers hands-on example. Former US Navy commissioned officer, navigator on several warships, supervised navigation training at the Officer Candidate School at Newport RI, experienced cruiser.

Larry Rogers Gig Harbor, WA

Author: Boatowner's Legal and Financial Advisor. Publisher: The Conflict Management Ltr. Talk: Successfully Navigating a Coast Guard Boarding.

Capt. Ted Buehler Port Ludlow, WA

Knots and splices, living aboard before and after retirement. What to expect when cruising south (Mexico, Central America, Panama Canal, Western Caribbean) including winds, anchoring/docking, seamanship, food, local customs, pros and cons of sailing with pets, weapons, etc.

100 Ton Captain’s License, 50 years sailing experience, certified ASA Sailing Instructor

Capt. Nancy Erley Seattle, WA

Skipper, Two World Circumnavigations with all-women crew, from diverse lands and cultures aboard Tethys, a custom-designed Orca 38.

Author: One Hundred and One Hints for Circumnavigators. Director, Women’s Education for Int’l Sail and Power Assn, ISPA Offshore Sailing Instructor, Advanced HAM radio operator, Advanced PADI scuba diver. Donation requested.

Eric Hinze Seattle, WA

Heating systems onboard. Sure Marine Service

Jay McEwen Seattle, WA

Marine surveying, fiberglass technology, boat maintenance and repair, long cruise preparation.

Ron Reisner Seattle, WA

Damage, repair, blister phenomenon, vessel care & feeding, corrosion, vessel construction in Wood and FRP.

Area: West Washington, farther with paid expenses.