Seattle Sail & Power Squadron/16 kicked off National Safe Boating Week by holding SeaSkills on Saturday, May 18, at Shilshole Bay Marina. In picture-perfect weather, instructors led classes and gave presentations on skills essential to safe boating. The skills included preparing for a vessel safety check, using lines, docking, locking through, engine maintenance, marine electronics, first aid and more.

Union Marine, formerly Lake Union SeaRay, donated pizzas for lunch and the use of a Boston Whaler 160 Super Sport for docking practice.

Special thanks go to Bellevue Sail & Power Squadron/16 and Sea Scout instructors, who helped make this a memorable event. –Robert Dahlin

This article first appeared in The Pilot, the newsletter of Seattle Sail & Power Squadron/16.

Gail Kalbrener and Mike Lancey lead a class on engine maintenance aboard Lancey’s 1965 Chris Craft.

Dave Geller taught classes on marine electronics and on-the-water phone apps aboard his boat, Kayla.

Photo Credit: Steve Erickson