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TrawlerFest University in Anacortes- Couples Cruising

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TrawlerFest University in Anacortes- Couples Cruising
Docking practice with everyone at their stations.
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The husband and wife team of Captains Chris and Alyse Caldwell shared the tricks and tips of boat handling in Anacortes WA. This couples-oriented two-day seminar is a wonderful TrawlerFest University Course with an emphasis on team work. Lots of still photos follow this terrific new video from PassageMaker. Look closely and you'll see a few friendly faces!!

For two days in Anacortes WA we worked together with four couples aboard a beautiful Kadey Krogen 44. We each took turns line handling, manuevering, trip planning and even performing basic PM in the engine room.

Our class discovered the benefits of stabilizers in bouncy harbors and choppy high traffic areas. The full walk around decks were terrific when docking in gusty winds and definitely when slip assignments changed quickly. Even the wind and rain served a purpose: This challenging weather showed us why schedules should not be a part of any cruise planning.

We certainly enjoyed our mini cruise in the Pacific North West and had a great time learning together on these magnificent waters. And all our efforts were rewarded with a terrific graduation celebration in the Trawler Fest tent. Congratulations to our four couples on a job well done! To register for TrawlerFest University or TrawlerFest please click here.

Want to have your own adventure? Let us know when you can schedule time aboard YOUR boat with Captains Chris & Alyse. 772-205-1859

As we board this Kadey Krogen beauty a few of us get to know each other on the spacious bow.
Captain Alyse greets more students on the aft deck.
Welcome to the engine room!
It's a party with plenty of room for everyone.
Room for one more...
...or maybe two more?? And don't forget to take notes as we have so much to share.
Captain Chris teaching about the MOST important piece of equipment: THE HEAD!
Time to get behind the helm. How many people can we fit into a Kadey Krogen 44 pilot house? This and many more.
Some squalls make the covered side decks very appealing...and make us hurry to place lines so we can get back inside the toasty cabin. Brrrrrrr.
Oh the places you'll go in a Kadey Krogen 44!
Some days the sun just won't cooperate and then again....
....some days are just glorious. Part of cruising is to know your limitations and make smart decisions.
Special boat hats make the winds an after thought.
While manuevering outside of the harbor we watched all the new boats arrive just before the start of TrawlerFest.
Here comes the Beneteau family of Swift Trawlers - you must check out the new 34, a perfect looper boat.
The crew from Kadey Krogen Yacht Sales on the west coast are ready to help you find the right Krogen for your cruising needs. Thanks for the loaner- She's a beauty!
The latest graduation class from TrawlerFest University! Building Cruising Confidence As A Couple.
See? the sun really DOES shine in the Pacific North West!

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