Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show

Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show is one of the West Coast's premier shows, featuring new sail and cruising power boats, gear, hardware, seminars, and interactive workshops.

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Offshore Crusing Forum

Date: Sunday, April 9, 2017

Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location: Craneway Seminar Pavilion

Cost: Free

Speaker: John and Amanda Neal and Sarah and Will Curry

Dreaming of sailing into the sunset? Join us at the Offshore Cruising Forum, hosted by Sarah Curry, with panel members John and Amanda Neal, for an engaging panel discussion with active world cruisers. What should you prioritize when choosing and outfitting an offshore boat? How can you best prepare yourself for the lifestyle and situations you may encounter – from picking crew to heavy weather? What are some of the things you may be scared of, that you shouldn’t be? How much does cruising really cost? Learn from our mistakes too! We will open the floor to questions toward the end, so please feel free to bring your own. And don’t miss out on some great freebies and offers from our sponsors! Most importantly, benefit from expert tips for a safe passage down to Mexico and to tropical destinations beyond… the freedom to explore the world in this amazing way is yours to realize.


Seminar Speaker

John and Amanda Neal and Sarah and Will Curry

John Neal’s 350,000 offshore miles include six Cape Horn roundings plus voyages to Antarctica and Spitsbergen.  Since 1976, John’s passion has been sharing his knowledge of ocean cruising through 175 sail-training expeditions worldwide aboard Mahina Tiare III, a Hallberg-Rassy 46 detailed on  Amanda Swan Neal completed the Whitbread race as rigger aboard Maiden, and….

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