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Trawlerfest NEWPORT 2021

Seminar Registration & Ticket Sales Open Now

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IN-WATER BOAT SHOW:

THURSDAY, MARCH 3 – SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2022
Show open 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Thursday, Friday & Saturday til 4 p.m.

TICKETS: General Admission is $15 in advance, $18 onsite. Seminar tickets include General Admission to the boat show on the day of the seminar

FREE ON-SITE PARKING

LOCATION:
HUTCHINSON ISLAND MARRIOTT BEACH RESORT & MARINA
555 NE Ocean Blvd, Stuart, FL 34996

QUESTIONS? Contact us at trawlerfest@passagemaker.com or (954) 761-8777

EXHIBITOR INFORMATION:
If you wish to become an exhibitor and display your boat for sale at TrawlerFest, please contact Ryan Davidson at (954) 328-7573 or rdavidson@aimmedia.com

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SEMINARS:
TUESDAY, MARCH 1 – SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2022
All seminars will be held onsite at the Riverside Conference Center. Seminar registration will be on the 2nd floor with the seminar rooms.  Free onsite parking available for daytime guests.

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General admission is included for the day of the boat show with all seminar purchases. If you are attending a seminar on Tuesday or Wednesday, please reference that seminar and bring your name badge for general admission to the show.

TUESDAY, MARCH 1st

Diesel engine maintenance, troubleshooting and optimization with Nigel Calder

Tuesday, March 1st, 9 AM-4 PM
$275. (Not included in VIP Pass)

The diesel engine is a critically important piece of safety equipment aboard any cruising boat. Tech guru Nigel Calder, author of the best-selling ‘Marine Diesel Engines’ (now in its 3rd edition, and used as a text book in numerous diesel classes) brings his broad experience to a seminar for boatowners, both power and sail, that want to get the most out of their time on the water. We will dive into a detailed look at fuel, oil, cooling, airflow, and powertrain systems, describing all normal maintenance procedures and including often overlooked critical installation issues. We will explore basic troubleshooting techniques for common diesel engine problems, defining what the untrained boatowner can reasonably be expected to do and what should not be attempted. You will come away from this seminar with an enhanced understanding of your engine and the confidence to carry out routine maintenance, which alone will save you the price of admission. No previous experience is required.

Anchoring – Avoid the “Art of Dragging” with Jill & Rudy Sechez

Tuesday, March 1st, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$85

Don’t go if you can’t stay put… long-time cruisers and authors of “ANCHORING A Ground Tackler’s Apprentice”, Rudy and Jill Sechez, will provide a thought- provoking PowerPoint presentation focusing on the four most critical aspects to prevent dragging. Topics include:
• How to size your anchors, rodes, shackles, and swivels
• Anchoring in sand, mud, weeds or rock
• Determining the bottom’s make-up
• How much scope is too little, and is there such a thing as too much?
• Six factors to include when calculating scope
• The danger of using 5:1 and 7:1 scope
• Marking your rode
• Determining the load on ground tackle at various wind speeds
• Using more than one anchor
• How to throw a line and hand signals
Time permitting: how to choose an anchorage, how to deploy and weigh anchor, and more … bring your questions!

Survival at Sea with Bob Arrington

Tuesday, March 1st, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
$65 

When all of your boating goes according to plan, your flares and life jackets are of no use to you, your EPIRB and life raft just take up space aboard the boat. But life and our pursuits within it have a way of diverting from the plan, so experience tells us the emergency equipment we keep on our boats is worth carrying. Yet when most boaters free their lines and head for open water, they do so in a mild state of denial, an innocent but dangerous unwillingness to admit something could go wrong. Bob Arrington is a veteran cruiser and long-time TrawlerFest instructor, and he says that surviving an emergency aboard your boat is more than just having the latest safety equipment, it is a state of mind, a willingness to plan for “what if”, and an unwillingness to become a statistic. Join Bob and our emergency equipment specialists as we review the latest in safety equipment and how to use it correctly.
Survival at Sea Topics Covered Include:
• Most effective methods of communication in rescue situations.
• A special section on critical skills each cruising couple should have to survive a disaster at sea.
• Differences in units of latitude & longitude, and how to communicate them accurately.
• Understanding the differences in signal flares (SOLAS - Safety of Life at Sea).
• Complete understanding of electronic rescue signal devices like EPIRB, PLB’s, personal AIS transmitters and satellite devices.
• Differences in and use of storm drogues and sea anchors.
• Ditch bag set up.
• Description and use of emergency dewatering pumps.
• Life raft styles, placement and use.

The Great Loop with Kay and Robert Creech

Tuesday, March 1st, 2 pm – 5 pm
$85

Boaters who circumnavigate the East Coast of U.S., using the Hudson River, Erie Canal, Great Lakes, Mississippi River and Intracoastal Waterway are called “Loopers” for having completed “The Great Loop.” Great Loopers, Kay and Rober Creech , will give a detailed briefing with plenty of time to answer questions. They will also address which boats are most suitable and how to budget.

How to Cruise Simply and Frugally with Rudy & Jill Sechez

Tuesday, March 1st, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$85

Long-term cruisers Rudy and Jill Sechez will discuss their approaches for uncomplicated cruising. They will share how they came to build their cruising boats and the many methods and systems they have adapted to make daily life onboard comfortable, safe, and simple.
The Sechezs will share, via a PowerPoint presentation, how they have cruised and lived aboard, economically for 23 years. Some of their concepts and ideas, while not for everyone, can be incorporated into the most sophisticated of boats. Some of the things you’ll hear about:
• An overview of building their own boats, first a 36’ cutter sailboat, and their current 34’ foot sail-assisted trawler, along with an explanation of their design choice and wood for construction material, as well as specific features of the boat.
• Jill and Rudy will highlight some of simple systems that have been incorporated into their vessels that make daily life onboard easier.
• They will share their uncomplicated approach to cruising, in matters such as navigation, anchoring, water management, boat and engine maintenance, and supply gathering.
Participants will be encouraged to take an open-minded and individual approach to how they outfit their boat, and to understand that there is no “one-way fits all” approach cruising

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2nd

Troublefree Electrical Systems and Troubleshooting those that are not with Nigel Calder

Wednesday, March 2nd, 9:00 a.m.- 4 p.m.
$260

Electrical systems are now the number one cause of problems on boats that have anything more than a rudimentary electrical system. Most problems can be traced to inadequate design and/or poor installation. Tech guru Nigel Calder, author of the best-selling ‘Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual’ (now in its fourth edition) will begin with a description of key design criteria that must be met if a DC system is to meet the needs of the boatowner. In the process, we will reference some of the newer technologies that are likely to transform the performance of electrical systems in coming years. Then we will delve into basic installation requirements that comply with boatbuilding and safety standards, but which unfortunately are often not met. This includes the important, and often neglected, provision of adequate over-current protection. We will round out the day by looking at simple multimeter troubleshooting techniques that can be safely conducted by any boat owner. This seminar is designed for the inexperienced and requires no prior knowledge although it will be challenging for some. It will help you understand your own electrical systems and to nip many common problems in the bud. Class size is limited.

Principles of Close Quarters Boat Handling with Bob Arrington

Wednesday, March 2nd, 9:00 a.m.- 12 p.m.
$130

This classroom session, combined with “Boat Handling on the Water” will help you develop skills in close quarters maneuvering and docking. You will learn how to prepare the boat for docking in a variety of situations, along with how to predict and adapt to wind and current. Taught by one of the best instructors in the business, Bob Arrington holds a USCG 100 Ton Masters License with over 40 years of practical experience at the helm. He enjoys sharing his passion for the water with new boaters, having taught boat handling skills in multiple venues for the past 25 years. Arrington also writes boat handling and cruising columns for Passagemaker and Power & Motoryacht Magazines. The Wednesday morning session is all class time followed by six on-the-water sessions on Wednesday - Friday. (SEPARATE REGISTRATION FOR ON-WATER SESSIONS REQUIRED). The certificate of completion awarded to attendees may enable some to save money on their boat insurance. An example of Arrington’s training can be found here at: https://www.passagemaker.com/technical/settle-down-skipper

How to Buy a Used Boat …. As Told By the Boatyard with Steve Zimmerman

Wednesday, March 2nd, 3 p.m.- 5 p.m.
$65

This talk provides a unique perspective on the boat buying process. Boatyards usually become involved AFTER the checks have been cashed and the boat changes hands. Too often the buyer finds out what he should have known before the purchase. This seminar will give you the tools you need to understand how the game is played, what questions to ask, and how identify the right kind of boat for your plans. This is a practical workshop, delving into the bilges of the boat buying process. Topics include: How to identify the best design type for your plans using a Boat Selection MatrixUnderstanding the brokerage process and how it has changed. The role of a marine surveyor and how to find a good one. Interpreting survey findings and post-survey negotiations.

Tips and Tricks for Navigating the ICW with the Sechezs  

Wednesday, March 2nd, 12 PM - 3:00 PM
$65

Have a yearning to cruise the ICW? This presentation by veteran cruisers Rudy and Jill Sechez will discuss situations that you will likely encounter and provide guidelines for managing them. Questions welcomed.
Some of the topics covered will be:

• Distinguishing ICW Aids to Navigation (ATONs) from regular ATONs, and which side to keep the ‘red’ marks
• Day shapes and lighted ATONs
• Range marks
• Keys and tricks when using charts on the ICW
• Negotiating channels and tips for avoiding shoals
• Visual clues to water depths and determining distances by sight
• “Tides” and “Tidal Currents”
• The various ways to appropriately signal bridges and locks for openings
• Discussion of Chart 1 and the Coast Pilot
• Understanding railroad bridges
• ‘Truisms’
• How to throw a line
• Hand signals & unambiguous communication among crew
• Choosing the correct shackle for your anchor chain
• Suggested Reference books and manuals

20 Interesting and Useful Marine Weather with Chris Parker

Wednesday, March 2nd, 1:00 p.m.- 3 p.m.
$65

Veteran marine forecaster Chris Parker learned these 20 tips through decades of observation, much of it while cruising. These tips include:basic stuff (like understanding wind flags on a weather chart, and characteristics of waves / seas you may not have considered) as well as more advanced topics such as how to observe the texture of clouds to gauge whether a thunderstorm is developing, and which side of a thunderstorm will generate the strongest wind.

Chris also shares forecasting "secrets" he developed over 20 years of forecasting weather daily for clients, including: understanding how wind parallels coastlines, strong wind blowing over water generates mild squalls, squalls are most common in the GulfStream at night, understanding why wind generally weakens as its direction “backs,” and what it means when it strengthens instead. (Hint: Bad things can happen.), and knowing on which side of a TROF you should expect weather to be worse than predicted

Ladies Informal Tea

Wednesday, March 2nd, 3:00-5:00 p.m.
$35

Each of our panelists have extensive cruising experience, but with distinctly different experiences. This free-flowing town hall meeting is for women who think they may want to go cruising or who have only recently entered into the cruising lifestyle and have a wide range of questions best answered by other women, and, alas, without any men in the room.

Offshore Essentials with Jeff Merrill, CYBA

Wednesday, March 2nd, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

$65.00

If you have never travelled offshore on a trawler and would like to know what to expect, or just want a refresher to remind you what it is like, this seminar will help you understand what you can do to prepare and enjoy. Most trawler owner/operators desire to travel offshore between ports. When you are always on the same boat it’s harder to pick up new techniques. Jeff Merrill is a well-known trawler yacht broker who likes to spend time training with his customers after the purchase and, as a result, has amassed an informative and entertaining collection of photos, ideas, lessons and stories to share. Merrill will touch on weather, navigation, pilothouse operations, engine room checks and more in this popular course.

Boat Handling on the Water     Sessions 1 - 6 with Captain Bob Arrington (Wednesday - Saturday)

Boat Handling Session 1 with Captain Bob Arrington

Wednesday, March 2nd, 1-3 p.m.
$175 (Not included in VIP Pass. Prerequisite: Principles of Close Quarter Boat Handling.  Class limit 6) 

Boat Handling Session 2 with Captain Bob Arrington

Wednesday, March 2nd, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
$175 (Not included in VIP Pass. Prerequisite: Principles of Close Quarter Boat Handling. Class limit 6)

THURSDAY, MARCH 3rd

Boat Handling Session 3 with Captain Bob Arrington

Thursday, March 3rd, 8-10 a.m.

$175 (Not included in VIP Pass. Prerequisite:  Principles of Close Quarter Boat Handling. Class limit 6) 

How to Maintain a Cruising Powerboat with Steve Zimmerman (2 day seminar)

Thursday & Friday, March 3rd & 4th, 9:00 AM- 12 PM
$165

These two morning sessions (Thursday & Friday) will provide practical in-depth information about maintaining your boat. Whether you plan to perform your own maintenance or pay someone, this class will help you avoid costly mistakes. Topics include:
• How to inspect and service seacocks and thru-hulls
• How to inspect and maintain your running gear, including props, shafts, and shaft seals
• Corrosion prevention
• Understanding modern fiberglass boat construction and repairs, including blister repairs, gelcoat maintenance, and core materials
• Shore power principles and safety
• Gelcoat Maintenance and core materials
• Bottom paints
• Sealants and adhesives – proper selection and application
• Engine checks

Galley Tips - Provisioning for Your Pleasure Cruise with Alysse and Chris Caldwell

Thursday, March 3rd, 11:30 am -1:30 pm
$65

Planning a weekend trip? Maybe cruising for a few months? Captain Alyse will share ideas, shortcuts and hints that will make your time in the galley another fun adventure. All of our galley recipes are easy to make and can work perfectly in the small confines of a one burner stove or toaster oven and one small square foot of counter space….as well as in the spacious galley of a large cruiser. We will help you consider storage and trash options too. With the right tools and the right attitude everything tastes better on a boat.

Waves/Sea with Chris Parker

Thursday, March 3rd, 11:30 am -1:30 pm
$65

Everything you really need to know about seas, and how to interpret seastate forecasts. Topics include: Define wave height and interval (period), explore the concept of "apparent wave interval", why waves develop, how waves dissipate energy, how waves impact your vessel, how fast waves propagate, multiple wave trains and their interaction (phasing of wave trains)how waves are influenced by currents, landmasses, shoaling and fetch.

Chris will share his unique rule of thumb so you can create your own accurate forecast for wind-chop (wind driven waves). We'll show you a handy, free online tool which will help you understand how waves respond to changes in wind speed, weather depth, and fetch.  And He will finish by looking at a few examples of wave forecasts, and offer tips on how to interpret them so you make better decisions with respect to seas.

Boat Buyer's Guide

Thursday, March 3rd, 2 p.m.- 5 p.m.
$85

Even when it goes well, buying a boat can be a stressful process. The idea behind this seminar is to arm buyers with the information they need to minimize frustration and unnecessary expense. There are six “team teach” instructors, with individual presentations and a group panel session at the end. The seminar leads off with the first decision a prospective buyer of a cruising boat must make. That is, what kind of cruiser you plan to be and therefore which hull design, because, as boatbuilder Steve Zimmerman will argue, hull form matters. Metal boat builders explain metal boat construction and its advantages and disadvantages and address custom boat building in general. Beneteau will discuss fiberglass hull construction. Sterling Associates will discuss finance. Insurance expert will brief attendees on the insurance market. and an maritime attorney Andrew High will answer questions. JP from YBAA will discuss the importance of choosing a broker to assist with the buying process. Surveyor Dylan Bailey will join the discussion. Jeff Merrill will moderate and lead the discussion

“Cruising the Bahamas With the Lucky Me” by Greg & Susan Costa

Thursday, March 3, 2022 / 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM                                                 $65.00

Want to take your boat to the Bahamas? Stop dreaming about it and make it happen! Greg and Susan Costa guarantee to give you the confidence to plan your own special Bahamas trip.

Free Bahamas Book & Map: This exciting two-hour presentation also includes a FREE copy of Greg & Susan’s updated 70-page book “Cruising the Bahamas With the Lucky Me” (Version 5 * 1/2022) along with a FREE copy of the Bahamas Cruising Map & Marina Directory from the Association of Bahamas Marinas.

Bahamas Program Overview: This presentation will assist the first time Bahamas boater with helpful information on Florida departure ports, pre-planning, weather, provisioning, Customs & Immigration, ports of call, expenses, side trips and island highlights.

24 Islands & Cays: The Costas will include detailed information of their two-month route of over 815 nautical miles with visits to 24 different Islands and Cays. Attendees will be introduced to a mix of the more popular tourist stops, well known ports, and some out islands that would not be on the typical boaters’ port of call. The goal is that after this presentation, you will walk away with the confidence to plan your own Bahamas trip.

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Speaker Biography: Greg and Susan Costa have traveled over 15,000 miles on the Lucky Me in the past 4 years. This includes the Bahamas, Canada and twice around the Great Loop. When not planning their next long-distance adventure, they can be found enjoying the beautiful waters of Florida’s Gulf Coast on their 35’ Tiara Sovran powerboat.

They wrote “Cruising the Bahamas With the Lucky Me” to give boaters a simple book to assist with planning a trip to the Bahamas. Their book has been well received with over 20,000 copies (e-book & print) distributed in the past 3 years. The Costas are well known in the boating community and are often featured speakers on the Bahamas before the Great Loop Association (AGLCA.org) and other boating groups.

Sanitary Systems - Drinking Water, Sewage System, Air Conditioners and more! with Alysse and Chris Caldwell

Thursday, March 3rd, 3 pm -5 pm
$65

This might not be your dream topic but your Sanitary Systems are the foundation of every successful boat trip. Potable drinking water, holding tanks, hoses and capacity of all that you can carry are essential considerations. Learn about toilet systems and what you need to do to keep it flushing. What’s that noise? And what’s that smell? Let’s hope it’s coming from the cookies you’re baking and not your sanitary systems in distress. Learn what you can do to keep your boat smelling fresh and your crew happy. To flush or not to flush. That is the question! Ask Captain Chris.

Boat Handling Session 4 with Captain Bob Arrington

Thursday, March 3rd, 3-5 p.m.
$185 (Not included in VIP Pass. Prerequisite: Principles of Close Quarter Boat Handling. Class limit: 6 persons)

FRIDAY, MARCH 4th

Boat Handling Session 5 with Captain Bob Arrington

Friday, March 4th, 8-10 a.m.
$185 (Not included in VIP Pass. Prerequisite: Principles of Close Quarter Boat Handling. Class limit: 6 persons)

What To Look For Before You Call a Surveyor With Dylan Bailey

Friday, March 4th, 9-11 a.m.
$65 

So, you want to buy a boat? Boatbuilder, cruiser and ace-surveyor Dylan Bailey explains what you should look for before making an offer and hiring a marine surveyor. A dream of the perfect cruising boat can be crushed when its surveyed, but some of those deal-killers could have been detected early were it not for the fact that buying a boat is rarely a rational decision; we are often lead by our hearts. Bailey explains the ways in which buyers can slow down and take a look at the boat with the rose-colored glasses off. He will cover how to inspect hoses, valves, wiring mistakes, and signs of structural damage. There will be many photos of examples of what to look for. Attendees will be given a check list to follow for their inspection.

Safe Radar Navigation Bad Weather With Eric Kunz

Friday March 4th, 9:00 AM- 12 PM
$100

Use live Displays with real recorded rough weather simulation to understand how new solid state radar features can help you navigate when the weather gets rough, or in heavy fog when you really need to rely on your radar for to make landfall safely for you, your passengers, and your vessel. Modern solid state radars have new signal processing and features that have tremendous advantages over traditional marine radar systems. Learn about features like new Doppler Rain Modes, Automatic Radar Plotting, and terms like CPA(Closest Points of Approach) and TCPA(Time to Closest Point of Approach). Practice operating real displays to understand the details of how to manage and understand safe radar navigation. (Limited Attendance with six displays and 2-3 people per display) 2 Hour presentation

Weather Decision Making with Chris Parker

Friday, March 4th, 8, 11 AM- 1PM
$85

In this 3 hour seminar, you'll learn all the basic concepts of weather in the marine environment, including:
*Understanding weather from a perspective of energy transfer
*What a barometer tells us
*Why moist air is lighter than dry air - and why this is important in understanding and anticipating thunderstorms
*How to read a weather map
*Synoptic features (high and low pressure systems, ridges, troughs, fronts), and why each is important
*Reading the sky - how to identify cloud types and what each major cloud type tells us about upcoming weather
*Understanding seabreeze / landbreeze cycles, and other Coastal effects
*Concept of convergence and divergence, and how these drive your weather
*How to gauge forecast confidence

Dinghy Dynamics - Style, Size and Where to Stow It for Easy Access with Alyse and Chris Caldwell

Friday, March 4th, 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
$65

Do you have the right dinghy for your boat? You may wonder if you even need a dinghy since you just found the PERFECT boat for your cruising adventures. Maybe you are having a tough time deciding inflatable vs. RIB vs. rowing pram. Captain Chris will open your eyes to options including how you plan to use your dinghy, store it and most important how you can easily launch it. Learn all this and more from Captain Chris Caldwell a seasoned cruiser who started out just like you.

Ask the Experts: A Town Hall Meeting

Friday, March 4th, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$65

In this “town hall” event, our panel of veteran cruisers will field audience questions on a wide-range of topics, sea stories always resulting. Jeff Merrill, the moderator, is a yacht broker, author and trawler specialist with thousands of cruising miles with clients. Surveyor Dylan Bailey is a veteran cruiser who learned to build boats with his father. Steve Zimmerman can discuss repairs and boatyards from the point of view of both a cruiser and boatyard owner. The seminar adjourns to the cocktail party immediately following.

SATURDAY, MARCH 5th 

Boat Handling Session 6 with Captain Bob Arrington

Saturday, March 5th, 8-10 a.m.
$185 (Not included in VIP Pass. Prerequisite: Principles of Close Quarter Boat Handling. Class limit: 6 persons).

Use Marine Apps for Route Planning and Remote Anchor Watch with Modern Internet Connection with Eric Kunz

Saturday, March 5th, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
$100

Use your iPad, iPhone or Android device to learn route planning and provide “Peace of Mind” Anchor Watch functionality to while you r are cruising anywhere in the world. Understand the integrated relationship between modern MFDs and your own personal connected devices. Experience how easy it is to safely create journeys and plans that are automatically safely saved in your own personal “Internet Cloud” web site. Then see how this safely saved information automatically transfers between your vessel’s MFDs and your own devices. Use live modern MFDs to save pictures, route plans, and places of interest then transfer them between your own devices in the class. Use your own device with exactly the same charts to understand how easy it is to have the same information you create at your home automatically appear on your vessel’s navigation display when you embark on new journey whether it is a plan for a day trip or a month or a year! Watch the information save automatically to your MFD or from your MFD to your device using these amazing free apps. Modern connected MFDs leverage simple Internet Cloud integration so you never have to fear about losing critical navigation information again. (Limited Attendance with six displays and 2-3 people per display) 2 Hour Presentation

The Other Loop: The Down East Circle with Steve Zimmerman

Saturday, March 5th, 9 AM-11 AM
$65

The Downeast Loop provides a unique combination of seaways and scenery. This journey takes you up the Hudson River, through the Erie Canal, into Lake Ontario, out the St. Lawrence River, and into the Atlantic Ocean, providing an enticing variety of conditions. Scenery includes the enchanting Thousand Islands region, a scenic fjord, the remote Magdalene Islands, the spectacular Bras d’Or Lake and Cape Breton, and the historic Atlantic side of Nova Scotia. This talk will provide practical information for those planning the trip, as well as beautiful photographs to whet your cruising appetite.

Dial-In Your Trawler with Jeff Merrill, CPYB

Saturday, March 5th, 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
$65

Over thirty years working with cruising clients and through his experiences on hundreds of trawlers, yacht broker Jeff Merrill has amassed a collection of good ideas that will help take some of the guesswork out of tracking various systems and equipment onboard your trawler. These are effective techniques that trawler owners are using to better monitor their vessels and they apply to most power cruising boats. It helps your awareness if you are observant and use quick reference reminders. Simple tips, like marking lines on your engine mounts, lines for tracking needles on analog gauges, color coding your anchor chain and many other common-sense tips make this an engaging and informative session.

Safety for Cruising Couples with Capt. Bob Arrington

Saturday, March 5th, 12 PM- 2 PM
$65

his popular program originally developed by the Cruising Club of America , helps couples work better together during challenging situations. You will learn confidence building skills, specifically geared towards how to prepare for onboard emergencies. The course will cover the most important skills you would need if you had to over command of the boat. This kind of training is like insurance for emergencies - you hope you won't need it, but you will be glad you have it. The course covers a range of essential boating safety practices, with particular emphasis on completing a safe voyage as a couple.

Safety for Cruising Couples Topics Include:
• Importance of Teamwork and Confidence Building
• Dealing with Emergencies
• Person Overboard and Recovery Skills
• Basic boat skills necessary to know in an emergency
• Know Before You Go: GPS, VHF, Using Charts and Chart-plotters
• Navigation and Safety Equipment
• Getting Help DSC Distress Communications
• Preparing yourself and your boat
• Additional Resources and Checklists https://sas.cruisingclub.org/scc

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