Training sessions aboard the Open 60 Spirit of Canada

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Derek Hatfield
Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges today announce that a number of training sessions with Derek Hatfield aboard the Open 60 Spirit of Canada will be available to individuals during the summer of 2011.

Fresh from the VELUX 5 Oceans Singlehanded around the world race Derek needs to stay in good shape and keep the boat working and he has set a rigorous training schedule for future solo racing events. Individuals will be able to experience a full blown Open 60 first hand in open ocean conditions during five days of adventure sailing between Halifax and Bermuda.

Individuals can expect to learn about aspects of preparing for shorthanded cruising and racing including the setup of the boat and deck layout, nutrition, sleep patterns, weather analysis, safety at sea, shorthanded sail selection, medical emergency procedures, navigation and communications and is appropriate for individuals of all levels of sailing skills and experience. Those that have sailed offshore with Derek previously will attest to the fact that sailing aboard the boat is not only exciting; it is also a great way to excellerate your knowledge of what it's like offshore, save time and money while getting the experience that you crave.

For further information regarding booking an offshore training session on Spirit of Canada, please contact Spirit of Canada Ocean Challenges at: info@spiritofcanada.net or call 902-531-2532.

Full day and half day sailing sessions on the Open 60 Spirit of Canada are also available in Halifax and Lunenburg, Nova Scotia contact us for more details.