John Neal & Amanda Swan Neal Present Exciting Free Seminars
Toronto Boat Show: Jan. 9
Seattle Boat Show: Jan. 29-Feb. 1
Oakland, CA (Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show): April 7 & 8
Sponsored by: West Marine &
Blue Water Sailing Magazine
2016 Seattle Boat Show Seminars Sponsored by West Marine
January 29, 30, 31 & February 1
Friday, January 29: North Hall, Stage 2
3:00 Diesel Engine Essentials with Amanda
Amanda Swan Neal will guide you through the six essential components of
diesel engines giving you a good understanding of how engines work and how
to troubleshoot and care for them based on her 38 years of going to sea. A
free handout highlights the essential points and resources of this seminar.
5:00 Ocean Cruising Boat Selection
John Neal and
Pete McGonagle detail latest market trends and 22 key points to consider
when purchasing a boat for extended coastal or offshore passage making,
based on their combined 1,430,000 sea miles and 72 years of experience.
Drawing on their extensive and objective knowledge of boats and builders
worldwide, they can help you quickly narrow your search. A free handout is
included and a 37 page booklet is available for purchase.
Saturday, January 30: Club Level, Stage
1:00 Ocean Voyaging Preparation
to prepare for sailing to Mexico, the South Pacific, Alaska or the Med.
Topics covered include: selecting and outfitting your boat, electrical
systems, navigation, cost of cruising, insurance, seamanship and
communication options. Based on John & Amanda Neal’s combined 644,000 miles
and 79 years’ experience. A free handout details this seminar.
3:00 Surviving Storm Conditions
When storm avoidance is
no longer an option survival becomes critical. John & Amanda Neal show you
the safest survival tactics including some radical new techniques based on
their combined 644,000 miles and decades of experience in the high latitudes
of the Pacific and Atlantic, six Cape Horn roundings and the Queen’s
Birthday Storm. A concise 25 page text is available illustrating and
detailing this seminar.
Sunday, January 31: Club Level, Stage
1:00 South Pacific: Sailing from Seattle to New
Latest information on how to safely sail through
Paradise - uncrowded South Seas isles where friendly islanders welcome you.
Includes updates on El Nino, passage timing, safe & secluded anchorages plus
new services available to cruisers detailed in images and a free handout
based on John & Amanda Neal’s combined 408,000 miles and 60 years of South
3:00 Seasickness: Conquering and
What really works; based on John Neal’s
systematic research conducted over 40 years while sailing 343,000 miles with
1200 sailors from Cape Horn to the Arctic. A detailed free handout is
Monday, February 1: North Hall, Stage 2
1:00 Secrets of Successful Cruising
& Amanda will share how-to tips and knowledge to help you prepare for your
own successful cruising adventures, whether to Mexico, the South Pacific,
Caribbean or Europe. They will also share highlight and disasters from their
favorite cruising destinations around the world, based on their combined
644,000 miles and 79 years of experience.
3:00 Galley Essentials with Amanda
North’s monthly culinary columnist shares her recent offshore galley
adventures, showing you how to excel in provisioning, organizing, cooking
and entertaining aboard.