John Neal & Amanda Swan Neal Present Exciting Free Seminars
Sponsored by Blue Water Sailing Magazine
We’re excited to be presenting free one-hour seminars during the Richmond, CA Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show, April 12 & 13, 2018.
As an example of what we may be presenting, following is a list of our 2016 seminars:
THURSDAY, APRIL 6
1:00 – 2:15 South Pacific Sailing: San Francisco 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. John and Amanda Neal’s combined 408,000 miles and 60 years of South Pacific experience are detailed on www.mahina.com.
2:15 – 3:30 Shorthanded Sailing Techniques
Sailing alone or with just one other person presents intriguing challenges. John & Amanda Neal profile skills, techniques and equipment that promote self-reliance, confidence and safety. They’ll also address watch keeping, sail handling, overboard retrieval and sleep deprivation. Highlights and resources are detailed in a free handout.
3:30 – 4:30 Diesel Engine Essentials with Amanda
Six essential components of diesel engines will be explained by Amanda Swan Neal enabling you to understand how engines work. Amanda also features troubleshooting and preventative maintenance based on her 39 years of ocean voyaging. A free handout highlighting the essential points and resources is included.
FRIDAY, APRIL 7 (Register here)
2:15 – 4:30 Offshore Cruising Forum
Join us at the Offshore Cruising Forum for an engaging panel discussion with active sailors/adventurers. John & Amanda Neal, Will Curry and additional cruisers will draw on years and miles of experience to answer host Sarah Curry’s questions. What should you prioritize when choosing and outfitting an offshore boat? How can you best prepare yourself for the cruising lifestyle and situations you may encounter? Learn from our mistakes too!