Inaugural Cruising Masterclass at the Sydney International Boat Show

Cruising Masterclass
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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:
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 DateTime SubjectSpeakerSponsoring Organisation
 Sat 3rdAug10151030IntroductionNancy KnudsenSail-World Cruising
1Sat 3rdAug10301115Passage PlanningRob StarkeyRPAYC
2Sat 3rdAug11151200Anchoring, anchor buddies, med hooks, snubbers, multiple tackle, new generation vs old generationTed NobbsCYCA/RPAYC, world circumnavigator
3Sat 3rdAug12001245Electronics: Communication, Collision avoidance, AIS and radarJohn MartinIsland Cruising Association, New Zealand
 Sat 3rdAug12451400Lunch break/questions  
4Sat 3rdAug1400 1445MOBNancy KnudsenSail-World Cruising
5Sat 3rdAug14451530Short-handed cruisingLyn MartinIsland Cruising Association
6Sat 3rdAug15301615Cruising to TasmaniaDavid ChamptaloupCruising Yacht Club of Australia
 Sun 4thAug10001015IntroductionNancy KnudsenSail-World Cruising
7Sun 4thAug10151100Vessel systems, water, fuel, power optionsJohn MartinIsland Cruising Association
8Sun 4thAug11001145Rigging and sails for cruising, incl heavy weatherJohn HearneDoyle Sails
9Sun 4thAug11451230Applied NavigationRob StarkeyRPAYC
 Sun 4thAug12301400Lunch break/questions  
10Sun 4thAug14001445Multihulls vs Monohulls, cruising with kids, circumnavigating AustraliaCraig MargettsAustralian circumnavigator
11Sun 4thAug14451530Insurance for cruisingAdam BrownPantaenius Insurance
12Sun 4thAug15301615Cruising to the WhitsundaysAndrew PhippenCoastal 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.


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