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Boat Show University
presented by 


Peoples Bank

BOAT SHOW UNIVERSITY

The Seattle Boat Show presents advanced seminars designed to expand your boating knowledge about cruising and many maintenance areas. The seminars feature nautical experts in a three-hour class format presenting their expertise on boating subjects to make your cruising more enjoyable. Select from any of the individual 3 hour courses for $39 each.

Want to learn more? We have full day advanced seminar programs presenting an Introduction To Developing Self Reliance in Marine Weather & Forecasting, Electrical Troubleshooting, R2AK Preparation, and a special program on Woman’s Day with 101 Tips for Safe & Fun Cruising - for $100 each. We also have a two-day Comprehensive Marine Weather Training Program, on Tuesday and Wednesday, for $200. The Seattle Boat Show is THE place to learn from the Experts in 2017.

3 hour Marine Courses
Cost: $39
Weekends
(NOTE: Does not include show admission. This must be purchased separately)
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  All Day Classes

Women’s Day: 101 Practical Tips for Safe & Fun Cruising
A special all-day course for women mariners.
Monday, January 30 - 9am - 4pm.
Cost: $100 Click here to register!
Understanding Weather Forecasting & Cruise Decision Making for Off-Shore Cruising
with Lee Chesneau

Two-day on Tuesday, January 31 & Wednesday, February 1 : 9am - 4pm.
Cost: $200 Click here to register!
Preparing for and Surviving the Race to Alaska (R2AK)
with Daniel Evans, Katy Stewart, & Mark Bunzel

Thursday, February 2 : 9am - 4:00pm.
Cost: $100 Click here to register!
Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your Boat’s Electrical Systems
with Mike Beemer

Saturday, February 6 : 9am - 4pm.
Cost: $100 Click here to register!

Boat Show University Locations

Courses are being held in Stage #7 and Stage #2. Stage #7 is located on the Concourse Level, on the south end of the building near the Boat Show Office. Stage #2 is located in the seminar hallway just as you enter the North Hall leaving the West Hall. All 9am and 9:30am classes are held before the Boat Show opens. Enter the building on the 2nd Floor Concourse Level entrance across from the parking garage. The 4pm and 4:30pm courses held on Sunday, January 29th concludes at 7pm, one hour after the Seattle Boat Show closes to the public. Exit after this course will only be allowed at the Concourse Doors, at the 2nd floor of the parking garage.

FRIDAY, JANUARY 27

Docking and Anchoring - Making It Easy!
Instructor: Ace Spragg
Time: 9 am – Noon

Location: Stage #7

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Learn from an Expert What to Do When the Going Gets Tough
Instructor: Bill Baker
Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

Location: Stage #7

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Navigation with New Technologies
Instructor: Linda Lewis
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Stage #7

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 28

Keeping it Alive: Troubleshooting Marine Systems While Cruising
Instructor: Michael Beemer
Time: 9 am – Noon
Location: Stage #7

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Understanding Pacific Northwest Weather for Safe and Comfortable Cruising
Instructor: Jeff Renner
Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Stage #7

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Keeping it Alive: Diesel Engines
Instructor: Michael Beemer
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Stage #7

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Understanding the Tides and Currents for a Safe and Comfortable Passage
Instructor: Kevin Monahan
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30
Location: Stage #2

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Starting the Trek North through Southern BC
Instructors: Lori and Greg Bernard
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Stage #2

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Testing the Waters: Cruising the West Coast of Vancouver Island and the East Coast of Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands)
Instructors: Lori and Greg Bernard
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Stage #2

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SUNDAY, JANUARY 29

Staying Local: Cruising Puget Sound from Olympia through the Gulf Islands
Instructor: Mark Bunzel
Time: 9 am – Noon
Location: Stage #7

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Cruising the Wild and Scenic Coast of Northern British Columbia and on to Ketchikan, AK
Instructor: Mark Bunzel
Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Stage #7

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Cruising Southeast Alaska – Beyond the Most Popular Destinations
Instructors: Leonard and Lorena Landon
Time: 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Location: Stage #7

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Radar for Navigation and Collision Avoidance
Instructor: Kevin Monahan
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Location: Stage #2

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What You Need and Want to Know
Instructors: Michael Beemer
Time: 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Stage #2

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What to do when the Captain drops dead becomes incapacitated!
Instructors: Mark Bunzel
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Stage #2

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MONDAY, JANUARY 30

A Woman's Perspective: 101 Practical Tips for Safe and Fun Cruising
Instructors: Capt. Margaret Pommer & Capt. Linda Lewis
All Day Training
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Stage #7

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TUESDAY, JANUARY 31

Understanding Weather Forecasting & Cruise Decision Making for Off-Shore Cruising
Instructor: Lee Chesneau
A 2-Day Comprehensive Marine Weather Training Program
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Stage #7

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1

Understanding Weather Forecasting & Cruise Decision Making for Off-Shore Cruising
Instructor: Lee Chesneau
A 2-Day Comprehensive Marine Weather Training Program
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Stage #7

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2

Preparing for and Surviving the Race to Alaska (R2AK)
Instructors: Daniel Evans, Katy Stewart, & Mark Bunzel
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Stage #7

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your Boat’s Electrical Systems
Instructor: Mike Beemer
All Day
Time: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Stage #7

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Understanding Weather and Cruise Decision Making
Instructor: Lee Chesneau
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Location: Stage #2

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No Class
Time: 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Stage #2

No Class
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Stage #2

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Maintaining and Troubleshooting Your Boats Diesel Engine System
Instructor: Mike Beemer
All Day
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Stage #7

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Using New Technology for Navigation and Cruising: iPad, iPhone, Smartphones - Making the right choice for the best apps, software and tools
Instructor: Mark Bunzel
Time: 9:30 am – 12:30 pm Location: Stage #2

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You Don’t Need to Own a Boat to Cruise the NW and the World
Instructors: Mark Bunzel, Jim Rard, & Brian Pemberton
Time: 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Location: Stage #2

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No Class
Time: 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: Stage #2

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