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9th BLUE WATER CRUISING SEMINAR : CRUISING ADVENTURES

9th BLUE WATER CRUISING SEMINAR : CRUISING ADVENTURES

March 9-11, 2018 Loews Hotel, Annapolis MD

If your passion for a long distance cruising adventure is high and you are thirsty to learn from experienced open ocean cruisers, you will want to attend our Blue Water Cruising Seminar.

Long distance sailors from the U.S. team up with prominent passage-makers from «across the pond» to present two-days of comprehensive, information-packed sessions designed to answer your questions and jump-start your preparations.

A Two-Day Seminar for Cruisers
The agenda is designed for sailors who dream of cruising beyond the horizon within the next five years.

 

ALL-INCLUSIVE PACKAGE
Two nights, all meals, full seminar agenda


By partaking in the all-inclusive seminar package, you will enjoy:

  • A full two-day agenda of presentations essential to blue water cruising by speakers focused on what you need to know... not the products they want to sell.
  • Panel discussions by experienced cruisers
  • Special topics for the women in the audience
  • Lots of  "downtime" to interact one-on-one with speakers and
  • other seminar attendees.
  • Saturday night dinner with keynote speaker Peter Goss who take us back in time as he describes how he sailed from the UK to Australia on the boat, without modern electrical or navigation systems.
  • Two nights in the Loews Hotel in the heart of Annapolis
  • Breakfast and lunches

 

Day One      
Saturday

8:15-:8:30 - Welcome
8:30-9:30 - Choosing Your Boat; One hull or Two...Glass, Wood, Aluminum?
9:30-9:45 - Break
9:45-10:45 - Outfitting Your Boat
10:45-11:00 - Break
11:00-Noon - Safety Equipment for Passage-Making
Noon-1:00 - Lunch
1:00-2:00 - Sail Selection for Long Distance Cruising
2:00-2:15 - Break
2:15-3:15 - Power Generation & Battery Management ....OR..... Ladies Roundtable
3:15-3:30 - Break
3:30-4:30 - Care & Feeding of the Crew...and Captain
4:30-5:00 - Cruisers' Panel: Speakers
Cash Bar/dinner - Keynote Speaker: "The Spirit of Mystery: An adventure from UK to Australia"

 

Day Two      
Sunday

8:30-9:30 - Interpreting Weather Systems
9:30-9:45 - Break
9:45-10:45 - Heavy Weather Sailing
10:45-11:00 - Break
11:00-Noon - Electronics & Navigation
Noon-1:00 - Lunch
1:00-1:45 - Spares, Maintenance, & Troubleshooting
1:45-2:00 - Break
2:00-2:45 - Insurance for You and Your Boat
2:45-3:00 - Break
3:00-3:45 - Seasickness, First Aid Kits & Handling Medical Emergencies at Sea
3:45-4:30 - Upwind / Downwind and Performance sails
4:30-5:00 : Empowering The First Mate ...Together