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Vancouver 2019 - Passage Planning & Offshore Voyaging

by Bluewater Cruising Association 10 Jan 15:34 UTC
Passage Planning and Offshore Voyaging © Bluewater Cruising Association

Thinking of extending your boating horizons? Whether planning a passage across Strait of Georgia or an extended ocean passage, this course will set you on track to make successful passages.

  • Jericho Sailing Centre, 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver
  • 03 Feb 2019 0930h - 1630h
  • Members $85 / Non-Members $100

Topics include:

  • Passage planning
  • Preparation
  • Execution
  • Landfall
  • Sail theory
  • Global and local weather
  • Vessel design

Ken Gillstrom (Voyageur Sailing) has prepared for and executed hundreds of successful passages over the past 20 years, ranging from short day passages to passages of 4800 miles taking 34 days. Every passage brings different challenges. Even the same passage at a different time of year will present new challenges. Ken will help prepare you to execute your own successful passages to any part of the world, based on individual abilities.

More information and register here.

This article has been provided by the courtesy of Bluewater Cruising Association.

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