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Seminars

SAILING IN COMFORT

Deborah Marlor
DEBORAH MARLOR

This class is a treasure trove of essential knowledge for ensuring your comfort while cruising. Dive into practical tips and tricks, creative ideas, and fun insights on provisioning, storage, and making your boat a cozy home. Captain Deb, a seasoned expert, will guide you through the how-tos of keeping vegetables fresh, what to bring on the boat for full-time cruising, and share valuable insights on power management, water-making solutions, and more. Discover the secrets to a comfortable and enjoyable cruising lifestyle with this immersive class.

Sponsored by:  All Points Yacht Sales 

BECOMING A CRUISER

BEHAN GIFFORD
BEHAN GIFFORD

Delve into the world of cruising with our expert speaker, Behan, as she shares invaluable insights and practical tips on transitioning into the cruiser lifestyle.  Whether you’re a seasoned sailor or a novice enthusiast, this seminar promises to unravel the essentials of embarking on life at sea. From navigating the decision-making process to embracing the freedom of open waters, join us for an engaging and informative session that will inspire and empower you on your path to becoming a cruiser.  Don’t miss this opportunity to chart your course toward a life of adventure and exploration.

Sponsored by: @SAILINGTOTEM

Sailboat Cruising

SAILOR’S PEN: NAVIGATING WRITING AND PUBLISHING ABOARD

MELANIE SUNSHINE NEALE
MELANIE SUNSHINE NEALE

Join us for a captivating seminar featuring the remarkable speaker behind the novel “Boat Girl”, who not only grew up navigating the world on a sailboat with her family but also crafted a literary masterpiece while living aboard. In this engaging session, she will offer a unique perspective on the challenges and joys of writing and publishing while at sea. Drawing from her personal experiences, Melanie will share insights int the symbiotic relationship between a seafaring lifestyle and the creative process. Expect a journey through the pages of her narrative and a firsthand account of how the rhythmic rocking of the boat and the endless horizon inspired the creation and publication of “Boat Girl”. This seminar is a must-attend for writes, sailing enthusiasts, and anyone intrigued by the intersection of literature and life afloat.

Sponsored by: Sunshine Cruising Yachts

PROVISIONING – LIST TO LAST BITE

JENNIFER MOUHALIS
JENNIFER MOUHALIS

Join us for an exciting seminar on planning the perfect sailing trip! Jennifer, our knowledgeable speaker will guide you through the  intricacies for planning provisions for your journey, from crafting a comprehensive list to savoring the last delightful bite on board.  Learn valuable insights on selecting the right supplies, ensuring a well-stocked galley, and mastering the art of meal planning at sea. Jennifer promises to equip you with the essentials skills to turn your sailing experience into a culinary delight.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enhance your sailing trip planning and create unforgettable moments on the open water!

Sponsored by:  All Points Yacht Sales 

EATING WELL ABOARD

JENNIFER MOUHALIS
JENNIFER MOUHALIS

Discover the secrets to maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet while navigating the challenges of life on the water. Our experienced nutritionist will share practical tips on meal planning, optimizing storage for fresh produce, and choosing nutrient-dense foods that thrive in a maritime environment. Learn innovative cooking techniques tailored to the limited space and resources of a sailing galley, ensuring that every meal is a delightful fusion of health and flavor. From smart provisioning to creating delicious, nourishing dishes, this workshop equips sailors with the knowledge to enjoy culinary satisfaction while embracing a healthy lifestyle on the high seas. Join us and redefine the way you eat aboard, making your sailing journey a nourishing and delightful experience.

Sponsored by:  All Points Yacht Sales 

NAVIGATING THE FUTURE: MARINE ELECTRONICS

JOURDAN MCKENZIE
JOURDAN MCKENZIE

Jourdan aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the evolving landscape of marine electronics, offering attendees valuable insights into the features of functionalities of the latest products from B & G, ,Raymarine, and Garmin. Whether participants are seasoned sailors, boat owners, or professionals in the maritime industry, this event will serve as a hub for exchanging knowledge, networking, and staying abreast of the technological breakthroughs that are shaping the future of marine navigation.

Sponsored by: Mckenzie Marine 

STAYING SHIPE SHAPE

HEATHER LALONDE
HEATHER LALONDE

Embark on a holistic journey to maintain your well-being during a unique workshop led by Heather, a seasoned yoga instructor, tailored specifically for sailing enthusiasts. Join Heather as she shares invaluable insights and practical tips on how to stay ship shape while cruising. Through this session and mindfulness exercise, participants will discover ways to enhance flexibility, relieve tension, and maintain balance even amidst the gentle sway of the sea. Heather’s expertise extends beyond traditional yoga, incorporating elements that cater to the unique challenges of a sailing environment. This workshop promises not only physical rejuvenation but also a deeper connection with your surroundings. Sail into a realm of wellness with Heather as your guide, ensuring a harmonious and health-conscious sailing experience.

Sponsored by:  All Points Yacht Sales 

SMOOTH SAILING: THE IMPORTANCE OF MARINE SURVEYS IN BOAT BUYING

CEAL POTTS
CEAL POTTS

Learn why getting a marine survey is so important when buying a sailboat in this seminar. Ms. Potts, an expert in boat evaluations, will explain in simple terms why this inspection is a must. She will cover everything from checking the boat’s structure to making sure all the parts are in good shape. This seminar is for anyone thinking about buying a sailboat, whether you’re experienced or new to boating. Discover how a marine survey can help you avoid unexpected problems and make sure you’re making a smart investment in your sailing adventures.

Sponsored bySet Sail Marine Survey

 

DINGHY & OUTBOARD

St Augustine Sailing Kim Walther Ladybug Race Dinghy Outboard Instructor
KIM WALTHER
KIM WALTHER

Mastering the art of dinghy and outboard management is key for seamless shore excursions during your cruising adventures. Begin by familiarizing yourself with the outboard engine, understanding its controls, and ensuring proper maintenance. This comprehensive approach ensures that your dinghy, powered by the outboard, becomes not just a means of transport but a reliable and enjoyable tool for exploring new destinations while cruising.

Sponsored by:  All Points Yacht Sales 

SOCIAL MEDIA, WEBSITE, AND BLOGGING

St Augustine Sailing - Rose Ann Points
ROSE ANN POINTS
ROSE ANN POINTS

Explore the exciting possibilities of sharing your sailing journey with the world. Join our expert facilitator as they guide you through the art of creating a website, crafting engaging blogs, and launching your social media account – all while cruising and living your best life aboard. Learn the ins and outs of maintaining a digital presence, sharing your adventures, and connecting with like-minded individuals. This workshop is designed for sailing enthusiasts who aspire to document and share their unique experiences, offering practical insights into content creation, storytelling, and navigating the online real while sailing the high seas. Discover how to weave a captivating narrative of your sailing lifestyle and set sail on a digital voyage that mirrors your seafaring adventures.

Sponsored by:  All Points Yacht Sales 

STRESS FREE DOCKING

St Augustine Sailing - Rose Ann Points
ROSE ANN POINTS
ROSE ANN POINTS

Led by seasoned instructors, this hands-on session provides participants with practical techniques and expert tips to navigate and dock a vessel with ease. Learn the fundamentals of assessing wind and current conditions, precise maneuvering, and effective communication between crew members. Gain confidence in handling lines, fenders, and understanding the dynamics of your boat during the docking process

Sponsored by:  All Points Yacht Sales 

 

LINE HANDLING

St Augustine Sailing - Rose Ann Points
ROSE ANN POINTS
ROSE ANN POINTS

This hands-on session is tailored to instill essential skills in handling lines and halyards on a sailing vessel. Led by experienced instructors, participants will learn the art of knot tying, line coiling, and effective communication while working with lines. Gain practical insights into the various roles of lines aboard a sailboat, from adjusting sails to securing the vessel. Whether you’re a novice eager to set sail or someone looking to enhance their seamanship skills, this workshop provides a solid foundation in line handling, ensuring you’re well-prepared to contribute to a smooth and enjoyable sailing experience.

Sponsored by:  All Points Yacht Sales