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Bob Perry Book Signing

Bob Perry Book Signing

King's Pride Home  |  To Do List  |  Expenditures  |  BlogKing's Pride Refit BlogThis was a great week! Bob Perry is such a class act and wonderful person to visit with. As part of the "Sail Away" package Bob agreed to sign a full set of construction drawings and one...

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Fall Update 2021

Fall Update 2021

King's Pride Home  |  To Do List  |  Expenditures  |  BlogKing's Pride Refit Blog,Fall has been good to us and the King's Pride project! We have 28 new technicians in training and lots of students returning for their second year of training at the MArine Tech Center,...

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About King’s Pride

At Skagit Valley College Marine Technology, we are always finding authentic learning opportunities for our students. We are at it again, this time it’s an offshore capable sailboat! This project is bringing together, staff, students, & our community. Follow our progress as we share the journey and lessons learned during the 2020-2021 school year.


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Classes & Workshops


UPDATE: Classes are going GREAT, time to learn new skills!

Fall 2021

Just finished a full weekend of course work in November.

Click on the Classes & Events to see all of the options.

December has Anchoring/Docking, the all-important outboard motor, and a women’s only diesel course.

We are planning for Winter/Spring classes in Anacortes, & working on the Seattle Boat Show for February.

We have 2 weekend events in March:

  • Offshore Sailing with John Neal
  • Cruising to Alaska with Mark Bunzel, Michael Beemer, & others

 Hope to see you soon,

Cruisers College Staff



Mahina Expeditions

Mahina 2021 Offshore Cruising Workshop​ featuring John Neal and others


Saturday March 12, 2022, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Sunday March 13, 2022, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm


The Mahina Offshore 3-day Virtual Cruising Seminar (174 presented since 1976 to 11,000 sailors) with Skagit Valley College’s Cruisers College is the event to attend if you have aspirations of sailing offshore. Learn about important topics including marine diesel engines and systems, marine electrical systems, plus sail repair, sewing, anchoring, storms, & costs of cruising. Included in the seminar cost of $229 per ticket is a copy of the Offshore Cruising Companion, the 260-page textbook which retails for $60.

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