Sailing Committee Seminars - Online Classroom


Sailing Committee Seminars - Online Classroom

The Seattle Mountaineers Sailing Committee is hosting a free on online presentation of Captain Anne Alberg’s sailing adventure across the Pacific to New Zealand. This presentation is open to anyone interested in sailing whether it be inland, coastal or offshore. Sit back and enjoy the story as you dream about what adventure might be on your horizon!

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DATE:  Thursday, October 5, 2023

TIME:  6:30pm – 8:00pm PST

LOCATION:  Registrants will receive a Zoom link via email a few days prior to the presentation

Inspiring Offshore Sailing Adventure Across the Pacific to New Zealand with Captain Anne Alberg: Do you have a dream to set sail on your own adventure of a lifetime?

My South Pacific adventure begins with a text I received from Diana after attending the 2017 Seattle Boat Show seminars. It read, “Been doing some thinking.  We should sail to the South Pacific in the fall.  I have a boat and the time, and I can’t think of any reason not to go”. My response was, “I have nothing on my calendar!”  (Captain Anne Alberg)

When Diana and I look back now, five years later, we ask ourselves was it really a dream, did we actually sail 10,000 nautical miles over 14 months from Seattle, Washington to the Bay of Islands, New Zealand on a 45’ Jeanneau Sun Odyssey Deck Salon sailboat arriving on November 4, 2019? Did we meet all those people, did we experience all those sunrises and sunsets, do all those boat repairs, and the most important question is, would we do it all over again? The answer is an overwhelming absolutely! 

The story of Anne and Diana on s/v Arctic Loon is an inspiring and entertaining 55-minute slide show in which Captain Anne will take you on their journey across the Pacific Ocean. Not only will you be captivated by the scenic photography, but you will find yourself traveling offshore alongside Captain Anne and Arctic Loon’s visiting crew members during rough weather conditions, exploring remote places very few have visited, learning about local cultures, doing boat repairs/maintenance, as well as, experiencing daily life on the high seas. Captain Anne is hopeful that her stories will inspire women to take the helm to set sail on their own adventures of a lifetime whether that is going into British Columbia, down to Mexico or faraway destinations like the South Pacific. 

Captain Anne Alberg
Being on the water is in Anne Alberg’s DNA. Although she is not related to the famous Swedish Naval Architect Carl Alberg, her great-grandfather, Anders Persson’s, sailboat is displayed in Boren, Sweden. Beginning with several boating vacations to Desolation Sound B.C. around the age of 10, Anne has dreamed of sailing to faraway places like the South Pacific. Sailing to her has always been about freedom, adventure, exploration and discovery. It is a captivating and magical feeling being at the helm connecting as one with yourself, the boat and the wind. Captain Anne also loves the social side of spending time with like-minded people sharing stories, learning from their experiences and connecting over their mutual love of sailing.

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