TrawlerFest-Riviera Beach has several theme-based seminars this year, but we still have 16 two-hour topics for people who want to get some of the same info a la carte.
For example, weatherman Chris Parker is part of the "Bahamas Bound" full-day seminar but he is also presenting a "Weather Basics" course. Parker’s lively and informative seminar is aimed at any one who wants the knowledge to make their own passage decisions with whatever information is available. Plus, he will touch on down island weather patterns and various ways to obtain forecasts.
"Bahamas Bound" keynoters Chuck Baier and Susan Landry also offer an insightful and often humorous look at liveaboard relationships from a couple that has cruised together for years. It's called "How To Cruise Together Without Killing Each Other."
Attorney Todd Lochner is one of the pillars of the Boat Buyer's Survival Guide (over two mornings), but he's also presenting his topic in a two-hour seminar "Staying Ahead of the Taxman." This topic will frighten you enough to keep you out of trouble with state authorities as you cruise the East Coast. The same with insurance man Al Golden. He's part of the "Survival Guide" team but also presents a stand-alone seminar. The same with John Clayman on the "Virtues of Simplicity."
Bob Sweet is part of the teaching team for our "Boat Handling Basics" seminar (over two mornings), but he's also presenting two two-hour seminars--"Navigation, Quick & Easy" and "Advanced Anchoring Techniques."
PassageMaker Electronics Editor Ben Ellison is lead presenter for an all-day nav course, but he's also teaching a two-hour seminar on "The Wonderful World of Onboard Wireless."
And of course several of our presenters will join circumnavigator Bruce Kessler for a town-hall style audience Q&A that will run the gamut of cruising topics, including a little bit on Cuba thanks to Cheryl Barr. Barr, author of the Cruising Guide to Cuba, is lead presenter on an all morning seminar "Cruising Cuba: What You Need To Know."