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Old 22-11-2016, 22:18   #1
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Pacific Northwest Multihull Meeting Seattle Dec 6

I thought I would post a notice for those in and around Seattle for our multihull club meeting Dec 6. Should be an interesting program on navigation. The announcement follows and here is our website.

Non-Members are always welcome, come join us.

Potluck Starts at 6:30PM or you can just come for the program that will start around 7:15

Puget Sound Y.C.
2321 N. Northlake Way, Seattle

We are proudly continuing to celebrate our 50th year! And honor those pioneers who started as a bulk buying and info and labor sharing club for building many early multihulls. What a long way we've come.

This month is a presentation and open forum by David Burch on the topic of using GRIB weather data files, and where to get free HRRR GRIB data including brand new news, not announced yet.

Recommended reading for those who want some background: Modern Marine Weather, Second Edition By David Burch ISBN 9780914025337

David Burch is the author of the courses and director of Starpath school. He has more than 70,000 miles of ocean experience ranging from the Arctic ice edge to Tahiti and Australia in the Pacific and from New York to Panama in the Atlantic. He has sailed across the Pacific to Hawaii ten times, three times winning the Victoria to Maui yacht race, and in 1984 setting the elapsed time record for that passage for vessels under 38 feet long (the record lasted sixteen years, but was beat in the 2000 race). In powerboats, he delivered a 65-foot fishing vessel from New York to Seattle, via Panama and has made numerous coastal deliveries between WA and CA, AK, and Mexico. He navigated the only American entry (72-foot Cassiopeia) in the storm-ridden '93 Sydney to Hobart yacht race and has since navigated that vessel on the '96 Vic Maui and Swiftsure Lightship Classic when she won first overall in the latter. He holds a USCG masters license, 100 GT.

He is the author of ten books on marine navigation and his magazine articles have appeared in Cruising World, Ocean Navigator, Sailing, and Sea Kayaker. His column "Burch at the Helm" appeared in BlueWater Sailing magazine from 2009 to 2015. His books include Radar for Mariners; Emergency Navigation; Modern Marine Weather; Fundamentals of Kayak Navigation; The Barometer Handbook; How to Use Plastic Sextants. His textbooks and workbooks on Inland and Coastal Navigation and on Celestial Navigation are used by numerous schools, nationwide. A full list of books is at Amazon Author Central.

His work has been recognized with the Institute of Navigation's Superior Achievement Award for outstanding performance as a practicing navigator, and by a USCG citation for his successful weather and vessel performance analysis used in a search and rescue operation. In February, 2011 he was awarded Fellow grade in the Institute of Navigation. In May of 2011 he named a Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation in London.

On the academic side, he is a past Fulbright Scholar with a Ph.D. in physics. Looking ahead, his goal is to sail the Northern Sea Route over the top of Russia. The trip has been planned in much detail for many years, but still hangs in limbo, waiting the proper conjunction of events...which are sneaking up on us.

From 2005 to 2013 he served as the editor of the quarterly newsletter of the Foundation for the Promotion of the Art of Navigation.

In 2006 he had the pleasure to devote his summer to his friends and students of the OAR NW rowing team as they won the Great North Atlantic Rowing Race and earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records for being the first row ever across the North Atlantic (New York City to Falmouth) that actually arrived at their intended destination. They demonstrated remarkable seamanship in the face of a hurricane passing directly over them, among other challenges that would have stopped any lesser prepared team. From our perspective, safely here in Seattle, it was an exercise in the latest weather routing technology applied to the most fundamental of craft.

He has developed several free services for mariners including and, and coordianted navigation and weather training of deck officers on Navy warships and USCG Icebreakers.


T-SHIRTS will be available at the meeting in most sizes. Cash or check are accepted. (see Mark)

Membership joining and renewal IS NOW and is done through the website via PayPal: Membership Registration - Northwest Multihull Association

Besides using PayPal, please also fill out the online registration form - that's the easiest way to ensure the Promo Code for the Fisheries Supply discount is sent in a timely fashion. (Club business is usually done once per month around the week after the meeting, so best to plan ahead).
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Old 23-11-2016, 04:34   #2
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Re: Pacific Northwest Multihull Meeting Seattle Dec 6

Eric, it sounds like a good presentation _and_ we should be back in the area for it. We look forward to seeing everyone again.

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