My name is Margaret Pommert.
I'm a Pacific Northwest native, though I lived, worked, and sailed in many other parts of the country/world before returning to Seattle in 2010.
I work in the local boating industry as a US Coast Guard 50 ton licensed captain and instructor, but also actively volunteer to promote women in boating and boating safety. I serve on the board of directors for the Sailing Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to promoting Safety at Sea and Youth Sailing in the Pacific Northwest.
The recommendations I make here are based on my personal experience; I'm not being paid for them. While I work for or with many of the organizations listed here, the purpose of this website is not to sell you anything. Rather, regardless of your budget, I hope you'll find resources here that will get you out on our local waters, having fun and being safe.... and following your boating dreams anywhere they take you!
Sail & Power. Race & cruise. Here & elsewhere
But want to guide you to the BEST resources for YOUR needs!
Want you to have fun, be safe, on the water!
50 Ton Master, Near Coastal and Inland
Sail and Towing endorsements
With all the time I spend on boats, I'm often asked what my favorite boat is. My answer is always the same; "Whatever boat I'm on!"