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

Seattle: Jan. 31

Sponsored by: West Marine

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

Friday, January 23 North Hall, Stage 2

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 Club Level, Stage 6

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 Club Level, Stage 6

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 North Hall, Stage 2

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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