Join Captain Nancy Erley as one of three learning crew aboard her beloved Orca 38 Tethys this summer. Tethys is based in the historical Victorian seaport of Port Townsend, Washington. The 8 night live aboard trips begin and end in Port Townsend and cross the Strait of Juan de Fuca into the renowned cruising grounds of the San Juan Islands and possibly the Canadian Gulf Islands. The scenery is spectacular with safe anchorages around nearly every corner, evergreen trees, sculpted rocky outcroppings and snow capped Mount Baker watching over all. Orca whales, bald eagles and stellar sea lions are among the residents, and we will be traveling in their habitat. It is a lovely setting for the individualized, practical hands-on sailing and cruising skill building from beginner to expert.
April 18 (Saturday)- April 26 (Sunday)
May 15 (Friday) – May 23 (Saturday)
June 20 (Saturday) – June 28 (Sunday)
July 25 (Saturday) – August 2 (Sunday)
September 15 (Tuesday) – September 23 (Wednesday)
Each trip is 8 nights aboard Tethys and begins in Port Townsend and ends in Port Townsend. Three berths for women learning crew are available for each voyage.
The cost is $2495 per person and covers all expenses aboard Tethys including meals and instruction. Airfare, sightseeing, meals ashore and instruction workbooks are additional.
International Sail and Power Association (ISPA) certification is available on each trip. There is an extra cost payable to ISPA for the workbooks, personal logbook and registration of the certification, but no extra cost for the instruction.
Reserve a berth with a 50% deposit ($1247.50) in US funds by check or money order payable to Nancy Erley. Mail to Nancy Erley, Tethys Offshore, 430 Ridge Drive, Port Townsend, WA 98368. The balance is due 90 days before sailing. Refunds, minus a $200 non-refundable administration fee will be payable if a suitable replacement is found for your berth. Contact Nancy Erley for more information at 206.789.5118 or email firstname.lastname@example.org