John Neal & Amanda Swan Neal Present Exciting Free Seminars
Toronto Boat Show: Jan. 9
Seattle Boat Show: Jan. 29-Feb. 1
Sponsored by: Blue Water Sailing Magazine
Saturday January 9
12:30 Storm Avoidance and Ten Survival Tactics -
Survival becomes critical when storm
avoidance isn't possible. Learn what your options include in relation to
your situation, weather conditions and boat design. John & Amanda Neal
believe that there is no single best option and will present 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 detailing this seminar.
3:30 Voyaging Preparation - Salon 107
20 steps to prepare for sailing the Great Lakes, the Caribbean, Atlantic &
Med or South Pacific. Essential topics include: selecting and outfitting
your boat, latest essential electronics and communication options,
electrical systems, navigation, cost of cruising, insurance, seamanship and
piracy & security issues. Based on John & Amanda Neal's combined 644,000
miles and 79 years' experience. A free handout details this seminar.
Sunday January 10
9:00-5:00 Offshore Cruising Seminar
you're considering setting off on a major sailing adventure this intensive
eight-hour seminar will get you started on the right track, saving you time
and money. The 18 PowerPoint topics include: Boat Selection, Getting Started
in Your Cruising Life, Priority & Optional Outfitting, Rigging & Sails,
Piracy & Security, Managing your Escape, Cost of Cruising and Best Worldwide
Cruising Areas. This seminar is the 157th Offshore Cruising Seminar.0 John
and Amanda Neal have presented to 12,000 sailors since 1976.
FREE with purchase of $60 detailed 260 page Offshore
Cruising Companion text book. (Normal seminar price: $179 per single, $299
Monday January 11
1:00 Selecting a Cruising Boat - Presentation
details 20 key points to consider when purchasing a boat for extended
coastal or offshore passage making, based on his 343,000 miles and 41 years
of voyaging, consulting and teaching. Drawing on his extensive and objective
knowledge of boats and builders worldwide, he has helped over 10,000 sailors
find their ideal boats. Detailed free lecture notes are included and a 37
page text is available for purchase.
4:00 Diesel Engine
Essentials with Amanda - Presentation Theater
A dependable engine and knowledge of
systems is key to your safe and enjoyable cruising. Amanda Neal will show
you how to save money, avoid disasters and extend the life of your engine
with an overview of how engines work plus preventative maintenance and
troubleshooting insights gleaned from her 38 years of worldwide offshore
experience. A free handout highlights the essential components of this
Sponsored by: Blue Water Sailing Magazine
2016 Seattle Boat Show Seminars
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 4
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 4
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.