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Inaugural Cruising Masterclass at the Sydney International Boat Show

by Nancy Knudsen on 16 Jun 2013
Cruising Masterclass SW
Maybe you know a lot about sailing, but do you know all you need to know for cruising? Are you up to date with the latest sailing aids? safety systems? Technology? Do you know all about snubbers, sentinels, Med Hooks? If the answer is no or maybe, then attend the Cruising Masterclass at the Sydney Boat Show, 3/4 August. You'll never regret it. It's free in the inaugural year (apart from your Boat Show entry) but MUST be reserved

During the two full days of seminars, you will learn an amazing cross section of cruising lore from the best boating talent in Australia and New Zealand – all the down-to-earth tips and tricks you need to learn to ensure your cruising is trouble-free and you sail with the confidence of knowing you have prepared your boat and crew well.

The series of seminars will cover such subjects as Secrets of secure anchoring, Passage Planning, Electronics – communications, collision avoidance, AIS and radar, MOB and SOB(Staying on board) techniques, Rigging and sails for cruising, including heavy weather, Vessel systems, water, fuel, power options, Weather and modelling for successful forecasting, Applied navigation, Multihulls vs monohulls, Cruising with kids. In addition there will be two seminars on cruising north to the Whitsundays and cruising south to Tasmania - the best anchorages, the dangers, hard core information from experienced cruising sailors who have done it multiple times. It's also a time to share experiences, to add if you have useful information to add.

As you can see, most of the subjects are also applicable, not only to racing and cruising sailors who want to venture beyond their own sailing area, but also to power boaters and fishermen who go to sea.

Sail-World Cruising is gathering international and interstate cruising talent as well as home-grown Sydney experts in their subjects, to offer the most comprehensive, intense collection of information ever compiled in one place in Australia. The Masterclass is to be given in a private classroom, away from the 'madding crowd' of the Boat Show.

As well as all that valuable information you will have the opportunity to mingle and discuss issues and challenges with the facilitators and the other participants in the fabulous informal surroundings of Darling Harbour and the Boat Show.

You can register for individual sessions, or for a day, or for the whole cruising masterclass. Here is the program:

 


 

 

Date

Time

 

Subject

Speaker

Sponsoring Organisation

 

Sat 3rd Aug

1015

1030

Introduction

Nancy Knudsen

Sail-World Cruising

1

Sat 3rd Aug

1030

1115

Passage Planning

Rob Starkey

RPAYC

2

Sat 3rd Aug

1115

1200

Anchoring, anchor buddies, med hooks, snubbers, multiple tackle, new generation vs old generation

Ted Nobbs

CYCA/RPAYC, world circumnavigator

3

Sat 3rd Aug

1200

1245

Electronics: Communication, Collision avoidance, AIS and radar

John Martin

Island Cruising Association, New Zealand

 

Sat 3rd Aug

1245

1400

Lunch break/questions

 

 

4

Sat 3rd Aug

1400

 

1445

MOB

Nancy Knudsen

Sail-World Cruising

5

Sat 3rd Aug

1445

1530

Short-handed cruising

Lyn Martin

Island Cruising Association

6

Sat 3rd Aug

1530

1615

Cruising to Tasmania

David Champtaloup

Cruising Yacht Club of Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun 4thAug

1000

1015

Introduction

Nancy Knudsen

Sail-World Cruising

7

Sun 4thAug

1015

1100

Vessel systems, water, fuel, power options

John Martin

Island Cruising Association

8

Sun 4thAug

1100

1145

Rigging and sails for cruising, incl heavy weather

John Hearne

Doyle Sails

9

Sun 4thAug

1145

1230

Applied Navigation

Rob Starkey

RPAYC

 

Sun 4thAug

1230

1400

Lunch break/questions

 

 

10

Sun 4thAug

1400

1445

Multihulls vs Monohulls,

cruising with kids, circumnavigating Australia

Craig Margetts

Australian circumnavigator

11

Sun 4thAug

1445

1530

Insurance for cruising

Adam Brown

Pantaenius Insurance

12

Sun 4thAug

1530

1615

Cruising to the Whitsundays

Andrew Phippen

Coastal Cruising Club

 


The Cruising Masterclass is just one more of the advantages of attending the Sydney International Boat Show.

Watch this space for more details about the speakers and their subjects in the next weeks, but make sure that 3-4 August is in your diary and RESERVED for the Cruising Masterclass, and 1-5 August is in your diary for the show.

RESERVE BY http://www.sydneyboatshow.com.au/activities/cruising-masterclass/index.html!CLICKING_HERE.

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