During the past 18 months, we have logged 24,000 miles including two Atlantic crossings. At our Seminars, we hope to encourage the would-be cruiser to pursue their cruising goals. This year’s series of seminars takes you from the “dream” to the “reality” of your cruising adventures. Ken’s experience and his “Safety-first” mind set will steer you away from some of the more common pitfalls so you, too, can enjoy safe and memorable cruising adventures on the high seas!
SEMINAR TOPICS AND SCHEDULE
SAILING AWAY: MAKING YOUR DREAM A REALITY
Monday, Jan. 13 - 6:00pm & Sunday, Jan. 19 - 1:00pm
Ken and Carol had a plan to construct a boat and sail world-wide. They are now living that dream! Share and learn from their experiences to help your dream become a reality.
SELECTING A CRUISING BOAT
Wednesday, Jan. 15 - 2:00pm & Friday, Jan. 17 - 1:30pm
A look at basic design principles and how they apply to a cruising vessel:
Pros and Cons of various designs
Power /Sail, Mono-hull/catamaran
REDUCING THE ANXIETY OF BOATING
Tuesday, Jan. 14 - 6:00pm & Saturday, Jan. 18 - 6:00pm
Most boaters experience some anxiety when heading out on the water. This type of anxiety can be “healthy anxiety” as it makes us more cautious and alert. However, some people develop “unhealthy anxiety” discouraging and even preventing them from the boating experience. This clinic will look at the causes of anxiety, and the tools to help you manage them. By managing the risks associated with boating, anxieties will be reduced to a level where your boating experience will be safe and pleasurable.
CRUISING ADVENTURES OF s/v VOYAGEUR 10.10
Thursday, Jan. 16 - 2:30pm
Having sailed 24,000 miles in the last 18 months, Ken and Carol Gillstrom will share their adventures cruising the East Coast of Canada and the US, the Caribbean, two Atlantic crossings, the UK, Portugal, the Madeira and Canary Islands , Cape Verde and their return to the Caribbean.