Mahina Expeditions offers offshore sail-training expeditions, offshore sailing seminars and boat purchase consultation.

Mahina Expeditions, Offshore Cruising Training

FREE SEMINARS

John Neal & Amanda Swan Neal Present Exciting Free Seminars

2015 Seminars

Chicago: Jan. 17 | Seattle: Jan. 31

Sponsored by: Blue Water Sailing, West Marine, Mahina Expeditions 

Strictly Sail Chicago January 15, 16 & 17,  2015

Thursday January 15 Room ?

3:15 Sailing to Europe and Back
John and Amanda Neal detail an exciting voyage with many colorful landfalls taking less than six months to reach Europe. Passage planning, storm avoidance and landfall information for destinations in Azores, United Kingdom, Scandinavia and the Mediterranean are highlighted in the presentation and included in a detailed free handout.

4:30 Selecting an Offshore Cruising Boat
John Neal details 20 key points to consider when purchasing a boat for extended passage making, based on his 332,000 miles and 40 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.

Friday January 16 Room ?

1:00 Ocean Voyaging Preparation
20 steps to prepare for sailing to the Caribbean, the Med or the South Pacific. Topics covered include: selecting and outfitting your boat, engine and electrical systems, navigation, cost of cruising, insurance, seamanship and communication options. Based on John & Amanda Neal’s combined 622,000 miles and 77 years' experience. A free handout details this seminar.

2:15 South Pacific Sailing from Panama to New Zealand
Sail to exotic uncrowded South Seas isles where friendly islanders are pleased to welcome you. Weather, passage planning, safe & secluded anchorages plus new services available to cruisers are detailed in images and a free handout. In October John & Amanda Neal returned from sailing Mahina Tiare, their Hallberg-Rassy 46 10,000 miles through the South Pacific culminating in a combined 408,000 miles and 60 years of South Pacific experience detailed on www.mahina.com.

3:30 Storm Survival Tactics
Survival becomes critical when storm avoidance is no longer an option. John & Amanda Neal show you the safest survival tactics including some radical new techniques based on their thousands of 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.

Saturday Jan 17 Room ?

8:00 - 5:30 Mahina Offshore Cruising Seminar
Gain knowledge and insights into all aspects of coastal and long distance cruising through this comprehensive exciting one day seminar. John Neal and Amanda Swan Neal will save you substantial time, effort and money with their documented approach to help you achieve your cruising dreams.  Seminar includes the 260 page Offshore Cruising Companion (normally $50) which details the 18 topics covered. $179-single, $299 - couple.


Sponsored by: West Marine

Seattle Boat Show Seminars January 23, 24, 25 & 26, 2015

Friday, January 23

3:00 Galley Essentials with Amanda
48 North’s monthly culinary columnist shares her recent offshore galley adventures, showing you how to excel in provisioning, organizing, cooking and entertaining aboard.

5:00 Ocean Cruising Boat Selection
John Neal and Pete McGonagle detail 20 key points to consider when purchasing a boat for extended coastal or offshore passage making, based on their combined 1,415,000 sea miles and 70 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.

Saturday, January 24

1:00 Ocean Voyaging Preparation
20 steps 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 622,000 miles and 77 years’ experience. A free handout details this seminar.

3:00 Storm Survival Tactics    
Survival becomes critical when storm avoidance is no longer an option. John & Amanda Neal show you the safest survival tactics including some radical new techniques based on their thousands of 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 25

12:00 Diesel Engine Essentials
A dependable engine and knowledge of systems is key to most successful cruises. Join John and Amanda for an overview of diesel engines, preventative maintenance, and troubleshooting insights gleaned from their combined 77 years of offshore experience. A free handout highlights the essential components and resources of this seminar.

2:00 South Pacific: Sailing from Seattle to New Zealand
Sail to exotic uncrowded South Seas isles where friendly islanders welcome you. Weather, passage planning, safe & secluded anchorages plus new services available to cruiser are detailed in images and a free handout. This year John & Amanda Neal sailed Mahina Tiare, their Hallberg-Rassy 46 10,000 miles in the South Pacific culminating in a combined 408,000 miles and 60 years of South Pacific experience.

Monday, January 26

2:00 Ocean Voyaging Preparation
20 steps 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 622,000 miles and 77 years’ experience. A free handout details this seminar.

3:00 Engine Essentials with Amanda
Amanda 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 37 years of going to sea. A free handout highlights the essential points and resources of this seminar.

 

 

 

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