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

  • John & Amanda Neal
  • Daily weather briefings by expedition members
  • Rig check taught on each leg
  • Ocean sailing in a dynamic learning environment aboard Mahina Tiare III, a Hallberg-Rassy 46
  • Great camaraderie amongst crew
  • Valuable ocean voyaging experience
  • Daily snorkeling on tropical expeditions
  • Tests follow previous days’ teaching topics
  • Heavy weather helming and sail change experience
  • Paradise awaits
  • Our Goal: making a difference everywhere we go
  • Arctic adventures
  • Learn to reef like a pro at night in heavy weather
  • Ocean sailing in a dynamic learning environment aboard Mahina Tiare III, a Hallberg-Rassy 46
  • Life Sling overboard retrieval is practiced on all expeditions
  • Experience the thrill of passage making
  • Rig check taught on every expedition
  • Learn how to clean and repair winches
  • Sail design, construction and repair taught on every expedition
  • Celestial navigation taught on every expedition
  • Night sailing and navigation instruction
  • High latitude adventures

If You're Interested in Offshore Sailing We Offer:

Here's an easy way to purchase the books we recommend in our seminars and use as references during sail-training expeditions: click here.

Ocean Passage Making with Instruction
Master ocean sailing in a dynamic learning environment aboard Mahina Tiare III, a Hallberg-Rassy 46, in the South Pacific.

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offshore cruising seminars
This Seminar gives you the tools to safely and successfully sail offshore.

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John Neal's Boat Buying Consultation Services
Searching for the perfect boat?

John will use his expertise to help you find the best possible boat within your budget.

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offshore sail training and expeditions

latest expedition log updates

Leg 5, Update 1

September 10, 2016, 0700 hrs, 58.17 N, 10.37 E, Log: 198,236 miles Baro: 1014.4, Cabin Temp: 66 F, Cockpit: 66 F, Sea Water: 65.7F Beam reaching at 7.7-8 kts with 15-18 kts just abaft the beam Completing North Sea crossing, Norway to Sweden, 21 miles from Smogen, Sweden


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boat shows and free seminars

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Sailing Success Stories Worldwide
See what our students and clients are saying.

"You have been a great resource throughout this process. I cannot say enough good things about your service. Your responsiveness has been awesome, and all your advice has been fantastic."

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Amanda's World
Amanda's Monthly Column

September Galley Essentials: Swanning About on Skye

As Scotland is one of John and mine’s most favorite countries, we purposely planned a long turnaround in Oban, located on Scotland's west coast.

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