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State of the Lake, Seattle Boat Show.

State of the Lake

Better come early for this one
In the past, this topic has been standing room only capacity.

Winter Sailing Seminar # 4
Presented by Eric Ellis, Executive Director, Utah Lake Commission.
Thursday, February 9, 7 - 8:30 PM
Utah Lake State Park Visitors Center.

The historical beginnings of the "New Utah Lake".

A formal, documented vision for Utah Lake began in 2009,
with the formation of the Utah Lake Commission,

and the resulting "Utah Lake Master Plan".


Chris Elison, Project Manager,
Central Utah Water Conservancy District

"Enough water evaporates off of Utah Lake annually to fill Deer Creek Reservoir 2 times. Our presentation will cover a brief history of water rights for Utah Lake, how transbasin water from the Central Utah Project and Provo River effects Utah Lake, and other items of interest".

Great information for anyone who sails on Utah's inland lakes.

Seminar # 5
February 16
Skype from Mexico
Dock mates from our own Provo Marina will be coming to us "live" from sunny Mexico.
Get your questions ready for seasoned southern sailors Clay and Kim Chivers.

Sail the brand new Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 to Catalina Island
2 Singles and 1 State Room left
Optional "Night Sailing" course offered by Marina Sailing on return to Long Beach.

Don't forget our end of cruise,
crew gathering at Parker's Lighthouse Restaurant.

Always a great way to enjoy our Catalina Adventure Cruise memories.

2017 Seattle Boat Show
and 44' Maple Leaf Inspection.

A beautiful City with major traffic challenges and a mushrooming homeless population.
But a mind-boggling array of Asian restaurants.

Doing a walk through inspection of this 1982, 44' Maple Leaf pilot house sloop.
Prospective owner Gary taking it all in.

Back at the boat show, I was impressed with the acres and acres of boats and boat stuff.
My main interests were the exhibition booths.
Anyone interested in $500 Dubarry sailing boots?

Or maybe I could "trade up" from my 6 HP black beast on Boaty?

Fisheries Supply, near Lake Union, has reasonable prices and lots of cool stuff.

Attended about 3 days of classes.
Lots of information on sailing up the B.C. coast to Alaska.
Impressive stories about tides and currents. Timing is everything.

The most frequently heard book / guide titles for the inside passage were:
"Ports and Passes"
"Waggoner Cruising Guide"
"Local Knowledge, a Skippers Reference"

Other cool stuff learned at the Seattle Boat Show:

Dent Island, luxury in the wilderness.
Before our modern day computers, a mechanical "tide predicting machine" constructed of pulleys and wheels, got the job done.
Ripple Rock removed.
My favorite topic. Which anchor is best?
Trusted Traveler Programs...could be worth looking into.
Bishops Bay Hot Springs.

Mt. Rainier on the way home.

Bonneville School of Sailing

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    •   (801) 636.5204
    •  Utah Lake State Park
       4440 West Center St.
       Provo, Utah 84601
        •  M-Sat: 8am - 9pm