Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show

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Offshore Cruising Seminar

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2017

Time: 8:30am - 5:30pm

Location: Craneway Seminar Pavilion

Cost: $139 / $249 couple

Speaker: John & Amanda Neal and Nigel Calder

Self-sufficiency and preparation for your cruising adventures, whether to Mexico, the South Pacific or worldwide are the focus of this intensive eight-hour seminar. Technical guru and author Nigel Calder joins John & Amanda Neal for 18 dynamic topics illustrated with PowerPoint presentations and documented in included 260-page Offshore Cruising Companion. In-depth topics include: Selecting and Outfitting a Boat for Offshore Cruising, Diesel Engine Overview, Storm Survival Tactics, Rigging & Sails, Communications, Anchoring, Piracy & Security, Managing Your Escape, Cost of Cruising and Best Worldwide Cruising Areas. This is the 164th Offshore Cruising Seminar John and Amanda have presented to 12,000 sailors since 1976. Visit for the list of topics and schedule.  Please arrive at 8:15 a.m.

Seminar Speaker

John & Amanda Neal and Nigel Calder

John Neal’s 350,000 ocean miles over 43 years include 27 years of conducting 181 worldwide sail-training expeditions aboard Mahina Tiare, a Hallberg-Rassy 46 detailed on He is author, co-author or contributing author of 16 books. John and his wife Amanda annually spend six months at sea, sailing 10,000 miles. Their seminars incorporate the latest….

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