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Sail Better Classes 1/25/23


This Wednesday 01/25/23, for our continuing biweekly series on sailing better, Stig Osterberg and Jeff Brantley will lead a discussion based on aerial photos of real races. Topics (time permitting) will include starts, mark rounding, gates, strategy vs. tactics, and finishes. Meet at the clubhouse at 6pm. Bring a drink if you like, or there …

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Please Share PTMTA Latest News sign up


Please sign up for the PTMTA weekly Blog updates. This is a marine trades resource for all of our Marine Trades Community to make use of. You can also send us your announcements to post so we can help you get the word out. Once signed up, one email every Sunday, will arrive to your …

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Sailing Association education


PTMTA members are just as likely to be sailors so there is a natural connection to make to our Port Townsend Sailing Association. Ideally, sign up for their email updates! In case you were not aware, the PTSA now rents a space in the Nomura Building! This new space offers great opportunities for them to …

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Navigation and Seamanship classes


Attention marine trades; you might be eligible for scholarships to attend classes and workshops at the NW Maritime Center.  These classes are either online or in-person so scroll down after clicking on the below image and look at what may advance or broaden your skill set. Registration is open. Contact the NWMC to ask about …

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Fleet Decarbonization Accelerator


Now Accepting Enrollment: Fleet Decarbonization Accelerator Over the course of 13 weeks, participants will receive hours of 1:1 coaching from fleet decarbonization experts while learning from fleet managers, industry leaders, and policy experts who know the ins and outs of the process and financial incentives. The Accelerator is designed to equip businesses with everything they …

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Marine Systems Intensives


  Courses are filling up fast! Register now. Marine Systems 5-day Intensives are back! Some course dates are already on a wait list so be sure to register for your spot now. Marine Electrical: March 20-24 (wait list) & June 26-30 Marine Diesel Engines: March 27-31 (nearing wait list) & August 7-11 Marine Outboard Engines: …

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Online Classes: How to start a Kelp Farm


  Upcoming Course: How to Start a Kelp Farm Join GreenWave’s online How to Start a Kelp Farm guided course and community starting Tuesday, January 10 at 2 PM ET. Turn your ocean farming dream into a reality in our 6-week guided learning journey through GreenWave’s Ocean Farming Hub. Each week, participate in live online sessions …

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Green Wave updates October 31, 2022


If your fishing venture is seeking an alternative, GreenWave kelp farming seems lke an interesting option. Below is from their latest newsletter. Learn more at Greenwave.org Seaweed-Based Packaging for People and the Planet One of seaweed’s superpowers is that it has many uses–it’s the soy of the sea without all the downsides. Seaweed can be …

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Systems Intensives-Registration is open for:


  Electrical March 20-24, 2023 June 26-30, 2023 Diesel Engines March 27-31, 2023 August 7-11, 2023 Corrosion July 24-28, 2023 Click on Blue class titles to learn more and register.

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How the Tide R e a l l y Works


You might already know this…or not. It was not what this editor expected. Enjoy. Waterlust You Tube Channel Here.

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Kelp & Seaweed farming on the rise


Rising tide: Pacific Northwest could soon double or triple its small number of seaweed farms Read the article: https://www.kuow.org/stories/rising-tide-pacific-northwest-could-soon-double-or-triple-its-small-number-of-seaweed-farms

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Home buyer education workshop


This is potentially relevant for some of our members as it can be a complex subject for anyone looking to buy a home in our current housing market. Information page HERE When: Thursday, October 20th 5:30pm to 7:30pm Where: New American Funding 2200 W Sims Way #203 Port Townsend, WA Info: 360-301-7575 contact@emilycaryl.com During this …

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First Annual EV Expo Sat. Oct. 8 @10-3


First Annual EV Expo hosted by the Chamber of Jefferson County. See the Chamber’s Events page for more info and click the image below to download and print the flyer. Owners are welcome to come and talk about their EVs.    

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Blue Economy report from Coastal States Org.


Sharing this email from NOAA’s office for Coastal Management. If you have questions or thoughts about the content of this report, please contact Kenneth Walker directly (please cc the PTMTA) or the PTMTA for forwarding. We have many stake holders amongst us and our voice needs to reach the right ears. The Coastal States Organization …

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A solution for youth interns proposed


  Dear Marine Trades folks, Over the years there has been varying degrees of success in getting youth into the trades through some kind of internship opportunity.  And one of the biggest sticking points has been serving youth under the age of 18 and insurance liability.  I have found a possible solution I want to share and …

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USCG boating safety circular


The Fall 2022 Boating Safety Circular is now available, you can click here to download from the U.S. Coast Guard Office of Auxiliary & Boating Safety’s website.  or Click image below to view the PDF circular.

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Preserve WA- Youth Heritage Project maritime focus


On July 12-15, 2022 The Washington Trust for Historic Preservation held our ninth annual Youth Heritage Project in Port Townsend in partnership with the National Park Service, the Department of Archaeology & Historic Preservation, and the Washington State Parks Department, with Fort Worden State Historical Park serving as the base for the program. Students had …

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Update on Abandoned & Derelict vessel program


KPTZ’s Coastal Cafe podcast, first aired on August 3rd featured valuable information on WA State’s abandoned and derelict removal program with new options to take unwanted vessels at the end of their useful life at collection events to be scheduled. You can listen here.

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Free online e-marketing lessons


Online Marketing and E-Commerce Through COVID’s recent impact, consumers have forever shifted much of their purchasing and scheduling online, leaving some business owners challenged to make this sustainable digital shift. Thanks to a grant from the Economic Development Administration’s CARES Act supplemental funding program, and ARPA Grant funding from Jefferson County, NODC is offering free, practical, …

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NWSWB Scholarships…application deadline


Deadline Approaching: Over $90,000 of scholarship funds to support students for the 2022-2023 programs beginning October 3, 2022. See list of scholarships, eligibility criteria, award details, and how to apply by clicking here. APPLY NOW Applications are due by Tuesday, August 9, 2022 by 5:00 P.M.

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