Back by popular demand, the Northwest Maritime Center & Wooden Boat Foundation “Winter Series” brings your favorite boating experts from all over the region in a unique and engaging online experience. In six sessions, you’ll learn from a variety of authorities in the boating world on topics ranging from ancestral voyaging and green boating to vessel stewardship and more! Enjoy these behind-the-scenes interviews and demos with time to ask your burning questions from the comfort of your home. Only one ticket is needed per household! Purchase a series pass for $35 and get access to all content on-demand through April 15! Individual session tickets are $9.99 for the live session only with no on-demand viewing. More info: Ask an Expert Winter Series 2022 Tickets, Thu, Jan 6, 2022 at 5:00 PM | Eventbrite
Ask an Expert Winter Series 2022
Series Pass $35.00 gives you access to all content live and on-demand through April 15. A single ticket purchase provides access to live session only. No on-demand viewing.
- Jan 6: Nigel Calder. Can we electrify our boating to reduce our carbon footprint? Electric cars can now travel up to 300 miles on one battery charge, eliminating range anxiety. Mainstream automakers are phasing out fossil-fueled engines. Can we do the same in our boats? Join Nigel Calder as he explores the different duty cycles in marine applications and investigates how far we can take electrification with existing and foreseeable technology.
- Jan 20: Women’s Boat Building Panel. SHE BUILDS: Wit & Wisdom from 3 Port Townsend (woman) Boatbuilders Port Townsend is world-renowned as a magnet for female captains, maritime educators, marine trades specialists, and boat owners, but what about woman shipwrights and boat designers? Who are these women? What inspires them? How did they learn? And where have their skills taken them (so far!)? This discussion will include stories from three Port Townsend women boatbuilders about big and small boat projects they’ve built, designed, or repaired, and challenges they’ve faced—from fears and doubt to defying gender stereotypes, juggling motherhood, and managing relationships as the only woman, too often, on the job. Bring your questions and wear your big girl/big boy boatyard pants because these gals plan to be honest!
- Feb 3: Mimi George. Voyaging Revivals of Oceania: How Ancient Navigation and Boatbuilding Is Useful Today A deeper look into ancient navigation and boatbuilding and how the knowledge can be applied to problems we face today. Cultural anthropologist and sailor Mimi George will be interviewed by Lisa Werner.
- Feb 17: Andy Stewart & Zachary Simonson-Bond. Create a vessel stewardship plan In this engaging, live presentation, you’ll learn how to develop a “vessel stewardship plan” in order to manage competing interests of ownership, including the age and condition of the vessel, intended uses, finances, insurance, regulations, availability of resources and expertise, and ownership succession. At the end of the presentation, discussion and questions from participants will be encouraged.
- Mar 3: Race Boss and Race Marshall. Race Boss and Race Marshall Northwest Maritime Center Adventure Races: 2022 Is Not Going to Suck In adventure racing, nothing stays as planned and nobody does what they should. 2022’s new twist to R2AK, allowing teams to race outside of Vancouver Island, is like kicking an already psychotic dog. Jesse and Daniel are providing the boot, behind the scenes for both Seventy48 and R2AK. They’ll be presenting the races, racers, defining failure and setting the odds. Gamblers welcome.
- Mar 17: Susan Brittain. LGBTQ+ and finding my way in the Maritime Industry