Lee Chesneau presents a One-day Marine Meteorology Weather Course

Sunday, January 18, 2014 - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Room TBD

Lee Chesneau, Senior Marine Meteorologist, formerly with NOAA/NWS's Ocean Prediction Center, and is the owner of Lee Chesneau's Marine Weather, will provide a challenging full day weather course as a follow up to his daily hour long seminars.

Lee's 40 years of forecasting marine weather and strategic route planning on a global, synoptic, and local scale for mariners has been now successfully transferred to the classroom where he takes you step by step toward understanding both the atmospheric environment that you boat in. As a former mariner, Lee knows that this is necessary and important for not only determining your own weather forecasts, but making strategic decisions whether operating with the coastal waters, offshore, or in trans-ocean crossings. Click here for course outline.

Course Fee: $125.00 in advance ( or $150 at the door) Registration includes two-day ticket to the show. 
Registration link COMING SOON!

Location: McCormick Place - South Building Room TBD

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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 TBD
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..
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2-Day Marine Navigation Seminar— Learn navigation skills you can take around the world and back.

Presented by 3rd Coast Cruising - Chicago

Saturday & Sunday, January 17 & 18 from 9:30am–4:00pm (1 hour mid-day break)
Room TBD

Have you dreamed of sailing in a tropical paradise but found the idea of navigating reefs and channels just too intimidating? Ever wondered how you would navigate unfamiliar waters if your GPS failed? Take our 2-day Navigation Seminar to learn the essentials of navigating without a GPS and gain the confidence you need to sail in domestic waters, tropical destinations and just about anywhere in between.  Click Here for Course Details.

$259 Course includes:

(*Excludes Trial Classes, Lake Crossings and Charter Trips. May not be combined with other offers, discounts or deals.)