Welcome to Shearwater University

The five schools of Shearwater University are centered on the maritime and natural world of the Salish Sea.  Each school focuses on a different branch of knowledge.  Yet they are all linked through a common purpose of growing our boating skills and deepening our understanding of, and connection with, this spectacular northwest environment.


The two-part mission of Shearwater University is to:

1) Provide a place where boaters of all levels of experience can come to expand their skills and knowledge, and to increase the safety of themselves and others enjoying the Salish Sea

2) Provide learning opportunities that deepen our connection to the natural world of the Salish Sea and surrounding areas.

The Mountain and the Sea are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.

John Lubbock