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Skill-building seminars for New Zealand cruising sailors

by John Martin/Sail-World on 27 Jan 2012
Passagemaker seminars - vastly popular with New Zealanders and for a growing number of international visitors .. .
Preparation is the key to successful offshore passage making.

By the time you're thinking of heading offshore the average yachtie already knows how to sail their boat. The ability to sail and navigate, however, is only a small part of the whole when it comes to having a successful and enjoyable ocean passage.

Preparation and knowledge of what to expect and how to get the most out of it are the key. The usual first step for most cruisers heading offshore from New Zealand for the first time is a passage to the Pacific Islands.

Island Cruising Association directors John and Lyn Martin have a wealth of experience in these waters, 37 passages either to of from the islands, and have put together a two day weekend seminar to share that knowledge.

The Passage Maker Seminar held in Auckland, Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th Feb 2012, is an intensive two day seminar and packs in 14 different topics and 8 guest speakers, covering all aspects of preparation, planning and executing a successful ocean passage.

The following weekend, 18th Feb is the day a Live Life Raft demo will be held at the Orakei Dive Pools.

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Packages are available for Australian and out of town Participants with seminar venue transfers included.

For package details contact John by email at john@islandcruising.co.nz

A full syllabus and entry details are available online at www.islandcruising.co.nz
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