Pam Wall, Robb Walker and Lee Chesneau

Pam Wall, World Cruiser, Outfitting Specialist

Renowned Pam Wall is well known for outfitting world cruisers, consulting on prospective routes for sailing, her sailing instruction, & as a seminar speaker who encourages and educates on the cruising lifestyle to all who attend her seminars.  Along with her husband, Andy, and two young children Samantha & Jamie, Pam has sailed around the world on their custom-made Freya 39 KANDARIK.   Pam’s boat was built at home and then took her family “Around the World” & later back and forth across the Atlantic to Europe three times. Pam worked for West Marine for over 20 years as their Outfitting Manager and Cruising Consultant.  Currently Pam is working for the well- known sailboat and powerboat designer, Steve Dashew.  We strongly encourage you to join Pam at Strictly Sail Pacific 2017, Richmond with her tantalizing free seminars beginning on Thursday, April 6th & who will sprint & dazzle everyone on Sunday, April 9th with her critical role at the “Marine Weather, Seamanship & Navigation Strategies, & Boat Outfitting Symposium”. Contact Pam at:  pam@pamwall.com and visit her web-site: pamwall.com and Face Book Page: Pam Wall Cruising and Sailing Consulting.

 

 

 

 

Robb Walker

Robb Walker, an engineer by trade, is a highly experienced ocean racing sailor and cruiser with both TransPac & Pacific Cup racing experience (along with his wife, Rowena Carlson) has several double-handed Pacific Cup races under his belt. Robb utilized both publicly held and private sector resources to successfully guide even a causal offshore cruiser. He provides a unique aspect to this symposium with a strong universal message on safe passagemaking.

 

Lee Chesneau, Senior Marine Meteorologist

Lee Chesneau is highly experienced senior marine meteorologist & graduate from one of the elite universities that offer degrees in meteorology, the University of Wisconsin (Madison). His Bachelor of Science (B.S) Degree in Meteorology was Lee’s ticket to a distinguished & extensive career with NOAA’s National Weather Service (NWS) & Satellite Service (NESDIS).  Lee also served as a U.S. Navy civilian Ship Routing Officer (SRO), a “Route Analyst” for a major commercial ship routing company (Oceanroutes, Inc), & his first career start as a naval officer, where he served at several U.S. Navy Fleet Weather Centers (Rota, SP, & Norfolk, VA), & on an aircraft carriers (USS Saratoga CV-60 & USS Guam LPH-9).

Today, Lee in addition to being a highly seasoned & experienced professional marine meteorologist is an accomplished U.S. Coast Guard certified instructor for “Basic & Advanced Meteorology” at continuing training institutions (MITAGS, Linthicum Heights, MD & STAR Center, Dania Beach, FL & Pacific Maritime Institute, Seattle, WA, & the Maritime Institute, San Diego & Alameda, CA) for professional mariners. He offers the same curriculum to educate & train commercial fishing & recreational boaters at trade shows on becoming self-reliant in their own marine weather knowledge & forecasting, strategic vessel routing, & prudent decision making (e.g. Strictly Sail Pacific).   Lee has been a key speaker at numerous boat shows (such as Strictly Sail Pacific 2017 Richmond) & other symposia. See Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show seminar schedule for free seminars & his Sunday, April 9th role in the “Marine Weather, Seamanship & Navigation Strategies, & Boat Outfitting Symposium”  Lee has his own company: “Lee Chesneau’s Marine Weather” www.weatherbylee.com  & can be reached by e-mail: lee@weatherbylee.com