Seminars

 

Mahina Offshore Cruising Seminar with John & Amanda Neal—sponsored by West Marine, Blue Water Sailing & Mahina Expeditions

Saturday Jan 17th, 2015  8:00AM - 6:00PM  Room 106b
 
This nine-hour seminar will give you the knowledge and tools to save years and thousands of dollars as you prepare for your cruising lifestyle. The seminar covers 18 topics with dedicated PowerPoint presentations that follow the seminar's invaluable 260 page Offshore Cruising Companion. The organized format allows you to follow, absorb, understand plus retain crucial information vital to your safety and comfort.
 
Key topics include: Boat Selection, Outfitting for Offshore, Piracy & Security, Communication, Medical Emergencies, Cost of Cruising, Storm Survival Tactics, Insurance, Anchoring, Rigging & Sails, Weather & Cruise Planning.
 
Presenter/author/cruiser John Neal teamed up with professional rigger/sailmaker/international yacht racer Amanda Swan Neal in 1994 and together they have introduced thousands of people to offshore cruising through seminars and sailing expeditions. Their combined 73 years and 584,000 miles ocean experience spans the globe. Pete McGonagle recently completed a two year cruise with his wife and son from New England to the Caribbean and Panama. Pete's ocean experience includes 39,000 miles cruising, racing and delivering yachts and over 1,000,000 miles as an officer on merchant ships.
 
Cost per single: $179.00, couple: $299.00  Registration includes two-day ticket to the show. 
 
Seminar includes the 260 page Offshore Cruising Companion which details the 18 topics covered. The seminar outline and registration forms are available Click HERE to register..
Click HERE to email John questions

 

Located on the 1st floor in McCormick Place - South Building

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
3:30 pmGreat Things To Have Aboard Your Cruising SailboatPam WallRoom 102a
3:30 pmASA Sailing Flotillas in Croatia and Chartering in CroatiaJean De KeyserRoom 102d
3:30 pmShape for SpeedWally CrossRoom 104a
3:30 pmSailing Technique for the Modern Cruising YachtPaul ExnerRoom 104b
3:30 pmAn Introduction to Sailing with InstrumentsMatt FriesRoom 101a
3:30 pmExperience Boating in the Apostle Islands: The Caribbean of the NorthCindy KalowRoom 103a
3:30 pmLearn to Splice!Dave RemerRoom 101b
4:40 pmHang on Sloopy: The Joys of AnchoringAlan VeenstraRoom 101b
4:45 pmWhat Does it Cost to Go Cruising? Three BudgetsGeorge DayRoom 101a
4:45 pmMarine RadarTom IgielskiRoom 103d
4:45 pmRigging OverviewColin MackRoom 101b
4:45 pmEverything You Wanted to Know About Sailing, But Were Afraid to AskAmy Gross-KehoeRoom 102d
4:45 pmSailing More Than KnotRussell HackneyRoom 103a
4:45 pmRacing The Asymmetrical Spinnaker One DesignWally CrossRoom 104a
6:00 pmDo You Want to Cruise the BahamasPam WallRoom 101b
6:00 pmBoating Practices to Enjoy Chicago's Fabulous River and Lakefront: Guidance for Navigating Chicago's Unique WaterwaysLarry Dostal & Susan UrbasRoom 102a
Thursday, January 15, 2015
11:45 amSailing Knot Secrets, Tips and TechniquesJohn Jamieson with Pam WallRoom 101a
11:45 amFirst Sail: How to Make a Difference in your Sailing CommunityJack GierhartRoom 103a
11:45 amSailing Superior's South ShoreNiels JensenRoom 102d
11:45 amSolar and Wind Power TechnologiesBob WilliamsRoom 104a
11:45 amCruising the BVI Hotspots!John GlynnRoom 102a
11:45 amThe Spinnaker Furling RevolutionScott WillimanRoom 101b
11:45 amThunderstorms: A Primer for Coastal and Inland SailorsMark ThorntonRoom 103d
11:45 amUnderstanding Technical Waterproof Clothing and Layering for all ConditionsJerry RichardsRoom 104b
1:00 pmWhat's It Like to Live-Aboard a Cruising Sailboat on a Long VoyagePaul ExnerRoom 104a
1:00 pmHarbors & Anchorages of Northern MichiganDave ConradRoom 102a
1:00 pmWhy Sailing Certification?Alan VeenstraRoom 103a
1:00 pmLessons Learned Along the WayNigel CalderRoom 103d
1:00 pmShape for SpeedWally CrossRoom 102d
1:00 pmThere is an App for That!Phil PollardRoom 104b
1:00 pmAre You Ready to Enter That Marina?John JamiesonRoom 101a
1:00 pmIntroduction KiteboardingRorke MillerRooom 101b
2:15 pmExperience Boating in the Apostle Islands: The Caribbean of the NorthCindy KalowRoom 101a
2:15 pmMatch RacingTod RenoldsRoom 102d
2:15 pmIntroduction to Maritime LawMark MitchellRoom 102a
2:15 pmIntroduction to Maritime LawMark MitchellRoom 102a
2:15 pmOffshore Energy ManagementBob WilliamsRoom 103a
2:15 pmBelow Deck Ideas for Offshore SailingPam WallRoom 104a
2:15 pmEverything You Wanted to Know About Sailing, But Were Afraid to AskAmy Gross-KehoeRoom 104b
2:15 pmThe Magic of Scotland's Western IslesNigel CalderRoom 103d
2:15 pmRigging OverviewColin MackRoom 101b
3:30 pmSailing to Europe and Back: The Atlantic CircleJohn & Amanda NealRoom 103a
3:30 pmFifteen Upgrades for Your BoatGeorge DayRoom 101a
3:30 pmThe On Ramp to Sailing and Boating in ChicagolandJay KehoeRoom 104b
3:30 pmDoppler Weather Radar: A Sailor’s Best FriendMark ThorntonRoom 101b
3:30 pmOn Deck Equipment for Offshore SailingPam WallRoom 104a
3:30 pmCruising the Florida KeysBob WilliamsRoom 103d
3:30 pmCoastal Navigation with iPad and Adroid DevicesThom BurnsRoom 102a
3:30 pmRacing with NumbersWally CrossRoom 102d
4:45 pmSailing and Learning to Sail on Charlotte Harbor in Southwest FloridaJean De KeyserRoom 104a
4:45 pmPerformance Handicapping for Racing SailboatsPaul AnsfieldRoom 104b
4:45 pmCurrents of the Great LakesNiels JensenRoom 102d
4:45 pmSailing More Than KnotRussell HackneyRoom 101b
4:45 pmOffshore Deliveries: The Perils and Pleasures of Other People's Boats!Thomas Besore and Loren ThompsonRoom 101a
4:45 pmSelecting an Ocean Cruising BoatJohn NealRoom 103a
4:45 pmChicago River BridgesPatrick McBriartyRoom 102a
4:45 pmNighttime Navigation - Light and Buoy SecretsJohn JamiesonRoom 103d
6:00 pmLong Passage PlanningDave RearickRoom 101a
6:00 pmWhat Women Want to Know About CruisingPam WallRoom 102a
6:00 pmVMG (racing around buoys) vs VMC (racing offshore to Mackinac)Wally CrossRoom 102d
Friday, January 16, 2015
11:45 amUnderstanding Technical Waterproof Clothing and Layering for all ConditionsJerry RichardsRoom 104a
11:45 amFlying Drones for Aerial ViewsChris LoveRoom 103a
11:45 amLessons Learned Along the WayNigel CalderRoom 103d
11:45 amAn Introduction to Sailing with InstrumentsMatt FriesRoom 104b
11:45 amSailing More Than KnotRussell HackneyRoom 101a
11:45 amYacht, Cabin & Flotilla Charters Worldwide - Highlighting the Greek Islands!Steven ParryRoom 101b
11:45 amHow to get taken for a ride (Crew Opportunities)Diane Bouckaert and Vito BitondoRoom 102d
11:45 amBoating Practices to Enjoy Chicago's Fabulous River and Lakefront: Guidance for Navigating Chicago's Unique WaterwaysLarry Dostal & Susan UrbasRoom 102a
1:00 pmTravel Regattas and Passage Making: Logistics to Hang Your Hat OnElizabeth Shaw & Hobie PontingRoom 103d
1:00 pmSailing Knot Secrets, Tips and TechniquesJohn Jamieson with Pam WallRoom 102a
1:00 pmThe Complete Downeast Circle: From the Great Lakes to the AtlanticJayne Finn & Mike EvansRoom 102d
1:00 pmOcean Voyaging PreparationJohn & Amanda NealRoom 103a
1:00 pmPrioritizing Systems in Refits and RestorationsWill KeeneRoom 101b
1:00 pmGreat Small Boat Voyages: Famous voyages in boats under 35 feetGeorge DayRoom 104b
1:00 pmIntro to Safety at SeaBrian AdamsRoom 101a
1:00 pmOff-Road Independent Power Management for RV'sBob WilliamsRoom 104a
2:15 pmThe Seamanship EthosJohn RousmaniereRoom 103d
2:15 pmSailing Superior's South ShoreNiels JensenRoom 102d
2:15 pmThe Science of NavigationMark MitchellRoom 104b
2:15 pmBasic Marine Plumbing for Your SailboatTBDRoom 101b
2:15 pmShort Handed Sail HandlingTravis BlainRoom 101a
2:15 pmMarine RadarTom IgielskiRoom 104a
2:15 pmSouth Pacific Cruising from Panama to New ZealandJohn & Amanda NealRoom 103a
2:15 pmAre You Ready to Enter That Marina?John JamiesonRoom 102a
3:30 pmLearn to Splice!Dave RemerRoom 105d
3:30 pmEnriching Your Cruising Experience Through Conservation: Why, How, And What It Can Do For You!Teresa CareyRoom 102a
3:30 pmStorm Survival and Avoidance TacticsJohn & Amanda NealRoom 103a
3:30 pmCapturing Great Sailing VideoChris LoveRoom 104b
3:30 pmEfficient Sail HandlingJim AndersenRoom 104a
3:30 pmBasic Coastal NavigationBob SloatRoom 102d
3:30 pmCruising the Michigan ShoreLou BruskaRoom 103d
3:30 pmDo I Need a Satellite Phone?Steve BowdenRoom 101a
3:30 pmElectric Shock Drowning: A Preventable TragedyGrant CrowleyRoom 101b
4:45 pmCruising North of the 45th ParallelLou BruskaRoom 103d
4:45 pmStaying Out of Trouble: Good Health, Good Gear, Good TechniquesJohn RousmaniereRoom 102a
4:45 pmSolar and Wind Power TechnologiesBob WilliamsRoom 101a
4:45 pmSailing Newfoundland and LabradorJayne Finn & Mike EvansRoom 104b
4:45 pmWhy Sailing Certification?Alan VeenstraRoom 101b
4:45 pmNighttime Navigation - Light and Buoy SecretsJohn JamiesonRoom 102d
4:45 pmElevate Your Sailing Game: What to do when you’ve progressed beyond traditional coaching methodsElizabeth Shaw & Hobie PontingRoom 103a
4:45 pmOracle Team USA’s Incredible Comeback and the Future of the America’s CupSteven TsuchiyaRoom 104a
6:00 pmFirst Time MacDavid Hughes & Ted AndersonRoom 104a
6:00 pmUnleashing Women's Potential: De-bunking CommonTeresa CareyRoom 101a
6:00 pmTake Your Family Around the WorldPam WallRoom 102d
6:00 pmASA Sailing Flotillas in Croatia and Chartering in CroatiaJean De KeyserRoom 102a
Saturday, January 17, 2015
10:30 amThe Spinnaker Furling RevolutionScott WillimanRoom 103a
10:30 amThere is an App for That!Phil PollardRoom 102d
10:30 amSailboat Steering Maintenance and RepairWill KeeneRoom 101a
10:30 amWhat Does it Cost to Go Cruising? Three BudgetsGeorge DayRoom 103d
10:30 amSailing Newfoundland and LabradorJayne Finn & Mike EvansRoom 101b
10:30 amEverything You Wanted to Know About Sailing, But Were Afraid to AskAmy Gross-KehoeRoom 102a
10:30 amElevate Your Sailing Game: What to do when you’ve progressed beyond traditional coaching methodsElizabeth Shaw & Hobie PontingRoom 104a
10:30 amDemystifying the CMSRsRon White, David Hughes & Lisa Curio-GastonRoom 104b
11:45 amCruising the Mediterranean Sea with ConfidenceBrittany WeatherbyRoom 102d
11:45 amBoat Preperation for Long Distance RacingTim LittleRoom101b
11:45 amEfficient Sail Handling Room 101a
11:45 amWeather Makers: Understanding Low Pressure SystemsMark ThorntonRoom 103a
11:45 amEfficient Sail HandlingJim AndersenRoom 101a
11:45 amThe On Ramp to Sailing and Boating in ChicagolandJay KehoeRoom 104b
11:45 amUnderstanding Technical Waterproof Clothing and Layering for all ConditionsJerry RichardsRoom 104a
11:45 amA Cruise on Lake Huron's Michigan ShoreLou BruskaRoom 103d
11:45 amOffshore Energy ManagementBob WilliamsRoom 102a
1:00 pmCoastal Navigation with iPad and Adroid DevicesThom BurnsRoom 103d
1:00 pmCruising the BVI Hotspots!John GlynnRoom 102d
1:00 pmREACH Simple Machines Scavenger Hunt Wrap-up and PrizesPatty LawrenceRoom 101b
1:00 pmHang on Sloopy: The Joys of AnchoringAlan VeenstraRoom 102a
1:00 pmA Guide to Cruising the Great LoopKimberly RussoRoom 103a
1:00 pmCapturing Great Sailing VideoChris LoveRoom 101a
1:00 pmMatch RacingTod RenoldsRoom 104a
1:00 pmSailing Made EasyCapt. Dale FitchRoom 104b
2:15 pmExperience Boating in the Apostle Islands: The Caribbean of the NorthCindy KalowRoom 102d
2:15 pmKatie and Jessie Sail the Great LoopJessie Zevalkink & Katie SmithRoom 103a
2:15 pmKids Exploring the World!Dave RearickRoom 105d
2:15 pmWhat's It Like to Live-Aboard a Cruising Sailboat on a Long VoyagePaul ExnerRoom 104a
2:15 pmSailing the Balearic Islands of SpainJean De KeyserRoom 104b
2:15 pmWhat’s new in the Mac / Introducing the CYC Grand PrixMatt GallagherRoom 102a
2:15 pmHeavy Weather: What To Do, When To Do ItJohn RousmaniereRoom 103d
2:15 pmUnlocking the Myster of 500 Mb ChartsLee ChesneauRoom 101b
2:15 pmGreat Things To Have Aboard Your Cruising SailboatPam WallRoom 101a
3:30 pmCurrents of the Great LakesNiels JensenRoom 101b
3:30 pmCruising the Florida KeysBob WilliamsRoom 103a
3:30 pmHow to Speak PirateMark MitchellRoom 104b
3:30 pmRigging OverviewColin MackRoom 104a
3:30 pmWindswept: One Family's Adventure During a 36,000-mile CircumnavigationGeorge DayRoom 102d
3:30 pmThe Invisible Forces Controlling The WindMark ThorntonRoom 103d
3:30 pmWomen's Sailing Panel Moderated by Pam WallModerated by Pam WallRoom 101a
3:30 pmMac StrategyDon MaxwellRoom 102a
4:45 pmTravel Regattas and Passage Making: Logistics to Hang Your Hat OnElizabeth Shaw & Hobie PontingRooom101b
4:45 pmVictura: The Kennedy's, a Sailboat, and the SeaJames GrahamRoom 102a
4:45 pmFlying Drones for Aerial ViewsChris LoveRoom 102d
4:45 pmHarbors & Anchorages of Northern MichiganDave ConradRoom 103a
4:45 pmPartner In CommandBetti Garcia and Seaby BessRoom 104a
4:45 pmShipwrecks of Lake Michigan and the Great LakesMark MitchellRoom 104b
4:45 pmStaying on Board (and Getting Back If You Can't)John RousmaniereRoom 103d
4:45 pmDo You Want to Cruise the BahamasPam WallRoom 101a
Sunday, January 18, 2015
10:30 amSailing to Europe Across the AtlanticPam WallRoom 102a
10:30 amLive Aboard Tips and TalesBob WilliamsRoom 101a
10:30 amShort Handed Sail HandlingTravis BlainRoom 102d
10:30 amSailing Technique for the Modern Cruising YachtPaul ExnerRoom 103a
10:30 amMacquest: How to Follow your Sailor from HomeSarah RenzRoom 103d
10:30 amSailing Around the World: Realizing your DreamDave RearickRoom 104a
11:45 amSailing Made EasyCapt. Dale FitchRoom 101b
11:45 am"She-manship" Increase Your Effectiveness As a Female Boating PartnerCindy KalowRoom 104a
11:45 amChicago River BridgesPatrick McBriartyRoom 102d
11:45 amThunderstorms: A Primer for Coastal and Inland SailorsMark ThorntonRoom 103a
11:45 amRacing Rules for the Cruising Fleet Part ITed JonesRoom 105d
11:45 amA Cruise on Lake Huron's Michigan ShoreLou BruskaRoom 103d
11:45 amElectric Shock Drowning: A Preventable TragedyGrant CrowleyRoom 102a
11:45 amPerformance Handicapping for Racing SailboatsPaul AnsfieldRoom 104b
11:45 amMarine RefrigerationBob WilliamsRoom 101a
1:00 pmWhat Women Want to Know About CruisingPam WallRoom 102d
1:00 pmASA Sailing Flotillas in Croatia and Chartering in CroatiaJean De KeyserRoom 101b
1:00 pmBasic Marine Plumbing for Your SailboatTBDRoom 104a
1:00 pmRacing Rules for the Cruising Fleet Part IITed JonesRoom 105d
1:00 pmGreat Small Boat Voyages: Famous voyages in boats under 35 feetGeorge DayRoom 101a
1:00 pmA Guide to Cruising the Great LoopKimberly RussoRoom 103d
1:00 pmIntroduction KiteboardingRorke MillerRoom 104b
1:00 pmCruising the Mediterranean Sea with ConfidenceBrittany WeatherbyRoom 102a
1:00 pmBoating Practices to Enjoy Chicago's Fabulous River and Lakefront: Guidance for Navigating Chicago's Unique WaterwaysLarry Dostal & Susan UrbasRoom 103a
2:15 pmThe New York Yacht Club’s 132-year grip on the America’s Cup. How the streak was kept alive and how it came to an end.Steven TsuchiyaRoom104b
2:15 pmBoat Preperation for Long Distance RacingTim LittleRoom 101a
2:15 pmHow to get taken for a ride (Crew Opportunities)Diane Bouckaert and Vito BitondoRoom 104b
2:15 pmYacht, Cabin & Flotilla Charters Worldwide - Highlighting the Greek Islands!Steven ParryRoom 103d
2:15 pmVictura: The Kennedy's, a Sailboat, and the SeaJames GrahamRoom 101b
2:15 pmHang on Sloopy: The Joys of AnchoringAlan VeenstraRoom 102d
2:15 pmMarine WeatherTom IgielskiRoom 102b
2:15 pmCruising the Michigan ShoreLou BruskaRoom 103a
3:30 pmCruising North of the 45th ParallelLou BruskaRoom 101a
3:30 pmHeroes of the High SeasMark MitchellRoom 101b
3:30 pmTake Your Family Around the WorldPam WallRoom 102a
3:30 pmOffshore Deliveries: The Perils and Pleasures of Other People's Boats!Thomas Besore and Loren ThompsonRoom 102b