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Quartermaster Yacht Club “Tech Talk” series announced

Quartermaster Yacht Club is developing a series of recreational boating “Tech Talks” available to the Vashon-Maury Island community.  The 2016 / 2017 Tech Talk Series, ten meetings scheduled from October through June, are offered free to community members who either have or would like to gain boating skills and experience.

“Tech Talks fall somewhere between a formal classroom setting and an informal chat session” per Kevin Jones, QYC Tech Talk coordinator.  “If you stop by you will hear about our experiences and knowledge, but we want to hear from you too.  The idea is that together; we learn from each other.”

“Tech Talks are a way for us to share information among club members so that new members can learn from those who have been boating for many years” according to QYC Commodore Nancy Lewis-Williams.  “Given the value, both for enjoyment of boating and the emphasis on boating safety, we decided it would benefit the entire community if we offered these Tech Talks to everyone”.

Most of the Tech Talks will be offered on Wednesday evenings from 7 – 9 PM in the meeting room at the Vashon Library.  One current exception is the “Man overboard LifeSling rescue procedures” Tech Talk at Meyers Hut, located on the water on yacht club property, which offers both on-land instruction and in-the-water practice.  Meyers Hut is also the backup location for Tech Talks in the event the library meeting room is not available.

So look for the Tech Talk flyers around town, watch The Beachcomber calendar section and The Loop for Tech Talk updates and listen to Voice of Vashon for Tech Talk public service announcements.