Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show

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Selecting an Offshore Cruising Boat

Date: Thursday, April 6, 2017

Time: 4:45pm - 5:45pm

Location: Craneway Seminar Pavilion

Cost: Free

Speaker: John Neal & Amanda Swan Neal

John Neal details 20 key points to consider when purchasing a boat for extended passage making, based on his 332,000 miles and 42 years of teaching and voyaging. Drawing on his extensive and objective knowledge of boats and builders worldwide, he has helped over 10,000 sailors find their dream boats. A free handout provides additional information.



Seminar Speaker

John Neal & Amanda Swan Neal

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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