Mahina Expeditions offers offshore sail-training expeditions, offshore cruising seminars and boat purchase consultation.
2016 Oslofjord Museum
Invitation to meeting Friday, April 15 and Saturday April 16
Hallberg-Rassy Klubben Norge and the Oslofjord Museum are happy to invite you
to a meeting at the Oslofjord Museum Friday April 15 at 7 PM. After having
sailed 192 000 miles as a sail training ship, Mahina Tiare III, a Hallberg-Rassy
46 has undergone a refit and is ready for this summer's expedition to Svalbard
and Iceland. The owners, Amanda and John Neal will give a presentation:
South Pacific Sailing from Panama to New Zealand presented by Amanda Swan Neal
and John Neal
How to sail your own boat to exotic, uncrowded South Seas
islands 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. We'll also feature Fatu Hiva and Raroia
where Thor Heyerdal spent time.
Saturday April 16 at 10 AM Storm
On Saturday in the Museum Amanda and John will give
a 50-minute presentation about Storm Survival Tactics followed by a dockside
hands-on demonstration aboard Mahina Tiare of rigging storm trysail, staysail,
fore-reaching, heaving-to, towing warp and two types of storm drogues.
Amanda's South Pacific experience started at age 12 in 1977 when she sailed from
New Zealand to Tonga aboard a 50' ketch she had helped her parents build whereas
John set sail from Seattle for the South Seas aboard his Albin Vega 27 in 1974
at age 22. Amanda and John have a combined 408,000 miles and 60 years of sailing
and teaching adventures in the South Pacific, detailed on www.mahina.com.