Northwest Rigging will be at the 2015 Seattle Boatshow Jan 23th-January 31st. This is the largest boatshow on the West Coast and is a ton of fun.
We are located at booth West 22—same spot as last year—in the West Hall of Century Link Field Events Center with all the rest of the luminaries in the Pacific Northwest sailing community. If you are one of our loyal customers please call the shop and we can leave tickets at the “will call” window for you and a guest.
Also, Andy will again share his experience and expertise in four hour-long seminars:
You and Your Mast
Saturday January 24, 2015 : 11:00AM – 11:50AM
Stage #5 – Club Level
10 most common things we see that lead to frustration and difficulty and ultimately mast failure and what you can do about them. From tuning your rig to rebedding your leaky chainplates. Andy will bring examples to be passed around and answer the questions you have about your boat. How to battle corrosion and get your sails up and down easier. How to make your sailing safe and fun!
Upgrade Your Sailboat
Saturday January 24, 2015 : 4:00PM – 4:50PM
Stage #5 – Club Level
Modern sailing hardware, fittings and rigging will make your sailing more fun and easier. From furlers for your headsail and spinnaker to “Strong Track” to make your mainsail slide up and down like lightning. Is reefing a pain? It doesn’t have to be. Add some ball bearing blocks and a new clutch. Boats built in the 80’s and 90’s are our specialty! Come see what is new and bring your questions.
Let’s Go Offshore!
Tuesday January 27, 2015 : 1:15PM – 2:05PM
Stage #3 – North Hall
With 38 TransPacific voyages under his belt on boats from 26-73 feet Andy has been “Out there”. Dozens of West Coast voyages from Vancouver BC to San Diego. Andy knows what your boat needs to be safe and have fun. Bring your questions about your boat, equipment and crew. Andy is a USCG licensed captain as well as an accomplished sailor and is happy to share to his stories and expertise
How to Get Into Sailboat Racing
Saturday January 31, 2015 : 7:00PM – 7:50PM
Stage #6 – Club Level
Puget Sound has dozens of yacht clubs and there is racing every weekend year around and most weeknights in the summer. From collegiate sailing to Transpacs Andy has done it all. Learn what you need to know and where to get the information you need to get your boat on the race course. From bottom paint, electronics, sails and getting in touch with racers in your area we will cover it all.