Seminars

 

Lee Chesneau presents a One-day Marine Meteorology Weather Course

Sunday, January 18, 2014 - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Room 106b

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. 
Click here to register!

Location: McCormick Place - South Building Room TBD

Email Lee Chesneau

 

 

Back By Popular Demand: The Guru of Sailing Systems, Nigel Calder

Nigel will present his three-hour comprehensive seminars designed to help do-it-yourselfers get the job done—stress free!

Anchoring & Docking skills

Friday January 16, 2pm to 5pm, Room 106a
Hassle-free anchoring and docking, kedging off if you get it wrong, and understanding the limits of chart accuracy so you don’t run aground in the first place! Course Fee: $65.00 per person, includes same day admission to the show.  
Click here for a complete list of topics covered and registration option.

DC systems design, installation, optimization and troubleshooting.

Saturday January 17, 9 am to 12:30pm, Room 106a
Course Fee: $65.00 per person, includes same day admission to the show.  
Click here for a complete list of topics covered and registration option.

Do-it-yourself diesel engine maintenance, optimization and troubleshooting.

Saturday January 17, 2 pm to 5:30, Room 106a
Course Fee: $65.00 per person, includes same day admission to the show.  
Click here for a complete list of topics covered and registration option.

 

 

 

Great Lakes Wind Forecasting: A Workshop for Sailors

Presented by Mark Thornton of Lake ErieWX: Marine Weather Education and Forecasting Resources

Friday, January 16, 2015 - 9:00am to 5:00pm Room 106b

The Great Lakes Wind Forecasting Workshop is designed for Great Lake sailors of all experience levels and interest. The workshop combines traditional classroom instruction, Great Lakes case studies, and several hands-on exercises to create an engaging learning experience. 

Mark Thornton has been sailing on Lake Erie for more than 20 years and currently owns Osprey, a C&C 35.  His interest in weather forecasting grew from his experiences cruising and racing on the lake.  Mark is a 2006 graduate of the Penn State University Certficiate of Achievement in Weather Forecasting, a two-year program that develops skills in general, tropical and severe weather forecasting

He is the president of Lake ErieWX LLC, a company dedicated to provding marine weather education and forecasting resources for recreational boaters (www.lakeeriewx.com).  He served as race meterologist for the 2014 Bell's Beer Bayview Race to Mackinac and is the past president of the Cleveland chapter of the American Meterological Society.

Course Fee: $109.00.  Registration includes a one-day ticket to the show.

Click here for more information regarding the Great Lakes Wind Forecasting workshop and registration page.

For questions regarding the workshop, contact Mark Thornton at LakeErieWX@gmail.com

Location: McCormick Place - South Building Room TBD

 

 

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

 

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 105a

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.)

 

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

Wednesday, January 14, 2015
3:30 pmAn Introduction to Sailing with InstrumentsMatt FriesRoom 101a
3:30 pmCommunications for Cruisers from the Dock to the OceanSteve BowdenRoom 101b
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
4:40 pmWhat Does it Cost to Go Cruising? Three BudgetsGeorge DayRoom 101a
4:40 pmRigging OverviewColin MackRoom 101b
4:40 pmEverything You Wanted to Know About Sailing, But Were Afraid to AskAmy Gross-KehoeRoom 102d
4:45 pmMarine RadarTom IgielskiRoom 103d
4:45 pmRacing The Asymmetrical Spinnaker One DesignWally CrossRoom 104a
4:45 pmNaval Architecture and EngineeringMark Mitchell102b
6:00 pmChicago and Environmental LawMark Mitchell102b
6:00 pmHang on Sloopy: The Joys of AnchoringAlan VeenstraRoom 101a
6:00 pmDo You Want to Cruise the BahamasPam Wall 
Thursday, January 15, 2015
11:45 amSailing Knot Secrets, Tips and TechniquesJohn Jamieson with Pam WallRoom 101a
11:45 amThe Spinnaker Furling RevolutionScott WillimanRoom 101b
11:45 amCruising the BVI Hotspots!John GlynnRoom 102a
11:45 amThunderstorms: A Primer for Coastal and Inland SailorsMark ThorntonRoom 103d
11:45 amSolar and Wind Power TechnologiesBob WilliamsRoom 104a
11:45 amUnderstanding Technical Waterproof Clothing and Layering for all ConditionsJerry RichardsRoom 104b
1:00 pmHarbors & Anchorages of Northern MichiganDave ConradRoom 102a
1:00 pmShape for SpeedWally CrossRoom 102d
1:00 pmLessons Learned Along the WayNigel CalderRoom 103d
1:00 pmAre You Ready to Enter That Marina?John JamiesonRoom 101a
1:00 pmWhy Sailing Certification?Alan VeenstraRoom 103a
2:15 pmIntroduction to Maritime LawMark Mitchell102a
2:15 pmRigging OverviewColin MackRoom 101b
2:15 pmIntroduction to Maritime LawMark MitchellRoom 102a
2:15 pmMatch RacingTod RenoldsRoom 102d
2:15 pmOffshore Energy ManagementBob WilliamsRoom 103a
2:15 pmThe Magic of Scotland's Western IslesNigel CalderRoom 103d
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
3:30 pmFifteen Upgrades for Your BoatGeorge DayRoom 101a
3:30 pmDoppler Weather Radar: A Sailor’s Best FriendMark Thornton101b
3:30 pmCoastal Navigation with iPad and Adroid DevicesThom BurnsRoom 102a
3:30 pmRacing with NumbersWally CrossRoom 102d
3:30 pmSailing to Europe and Back: The Atlantic CircleJohn & Amanda Neal 
3:30 pmCruising the Florida KeysBob WilliamsRoom 103d
3:30 pmOn Deck Equipment for Offshore SailingPam Wall 
3:30 pmThe On RampJay KehoeRoom 104b
4:45 pmSailing More Than KnotRussell Hackney 
4:45 pmCurrents of the Great LakesNiels JensenRoom 102d
4:45 pmSelecting an Ocean Cruising BoatJohn NealRoom 103a
4:45 pmPerformance Handicapping for Racing SailboatsPaul AnsfieldRoom 104b
4:45 pmNighttime Navigation - Light and Buoy SecretsJohn Jamieson103d
6:00 pmDo I Need a Satellite Phone?Steve BowdenRoom 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 amSailing More Than KnotRussell HackneyRoom 101a
11:45 amYacht, Cabin & Flotilla Charters Worldwide - Highlighting the Greek Islands!Steven ParryRoom 101b
11:45 amLessons Learned Along the WayNigel CalderRoom 103d
11:45 amUnderstanding Technical Waterproof Clothing and Layering for all ConditionsJerry RichardsRoom 104a
11:45 amAn Introduction to Sailing with InstrumentsMatt FriesRoom 104b
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 pmIntro to Safety at SeaBrian AdamsRoom 101a
1:00 pmPrioritizing Systems in Refits and RestorationsWill KeeneRoom 101b
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 pmOff-Road Independent Power Management for RV'sBob WilliamsRoom 104a
1:00 pmGreat Small Boat Voyages: Famous voyages in boats under 35 feetGeorge DayRoom 104b
2:15 pmShort Handed Sail HandlingTravis BlainRoom 101a
2:15 pmSailing Superior's South ShoreNiels JensenRoom 102a
2:15 pmSouth Pacific Cruising from Panama to New ZealandJohn & Amanda NealRoom 103a
2:15 pmThe Seamanship EthosJohn RousmaniereRoom 103d
2:15 pmMarine RadarTom IgielskiRoom 104a
2:15 pmThe Science of NavigationMark MitchellRoom 104b
2:15 pmAre You Ready to Enter That Marina?John JamiesonRoom 102d
2:15 pmBasic Marine Plumbing for Your SailboatTom PeelenRoom 101b
3:30 pmEnriching Your Cruising Experience Through Conservation: Why, How, And What It Can Do For You!Teresa CareyRoom 102a
3:30 pmDo I Need a Satellite Phone?Steve BowdenRoom 101a
3:30 pmElectric Shock Drowning: A Preventable TragedyGrant CrowleyRoom 101b
3:30 pmBasic Coastal NavigationBob SloatRoom 102d
3:30 pmStorm Survival and Avoidance TacticsJohn & Amanda NealRoom 103a
3:30 pmCruising the Michigan ShoreLou BruskaRoom 103d
4:45 pmSolar and Wind Power TechnologiesBob WilliamsRoom 101a
4:45 pmStaying Out of Trouble: Good Health, Good Gear, Good TechniquesJohn RousmaniereRoom 102a
4:45 pmCruising North of the 45th ParallelLou BruskaRoom 103d
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
6:00 pmUnleashing Women's Potential: De-bunking Common "Miss"-perceptions about Women SailorsTeresa CareyRoom 101a
6:00 pmASA Sailing Flotillas in Croatia and Chartering in CroatiaJean De KeyserRoom 102a
6:00 pmTake Your Family Around the WorldPam WallRoom 102b
Saturday, January 17, 2015
10:30 amSailboat Steering Maintenance and RepairWill KeeneRoom 101a
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 amCommunications for Cruisers from the Dock to the OceanSteve BowdenRoom 102d
10:30 amThe Spinnaker Furling RevolutionScott WillimanRoom 103a
10:30 amWhat Does it Cost to Go Cruising? Three BudgetsGeorge DayRoom 103d
10:30 amElevate Your Sailing Game: What to do when you’ve progressed beyond traditional coaching methodsElizabeth Shaw & Hobie PontingRoom 104a
11:45 amBoat Preperation for Long Distance RacingTim LittleRoom101b
11:45 amOffshore Energy ManagementBob WilliamsRoom 102d
11:45 amWeather Makers: Understanding Low Pressure SystemsMark ThorntonRoom 103a
11:45 amA Cruise on Lake Huron's Michigan ShoreLou BruskaRoom 103d
11:45 amUnderstanding Technical Waterproof Clothing and Layering for all ConditionsJerry RichardsRoom 104a
11:45 amThe On RampJay KehoeRoom 104b
1:00 pmREACH Simple Machines Scavenger Hunt Wrap-up and PrizesPatty LawrenceRoom 101b
1:00 pmCruising the BVI Hotspots!John GlynnRoom 102d
1:00 pmA Guide to Cruising the Great LoopKimberly RussoRoom 103a
1:00 pmCoastal Navigation with iPad and Adroid DevicesThom BurnsRoom 103d
1:00 pmSailing Made EasyCapt. Dale FitchRoom 104b
1:00 pmMatch RacingTod RenoldsRoom 104b
1:00 pmHang on Sloopy: The Joys of AnchoringAlan VeenstraRoom 102a
2:15 pmGreat Things To Have Aboard Your Cruising SailboatPam WallRoom 101a
2:15 pmUnlocking the Myster of 500 Mb ChartsLee ChesneauRoom 101b
2:15 pmHeavy Weather: What To Do, When To Do ItJohn RousmaniereRoom 103d
2:15 pmSailing the Balearic Islands of SpainJean De KeyserRoom 104b
3:30 pmWomen's Sailing Panel Moderated by Pam WallModerated by Pam WallRoom 101a
3:30 pmCurrents of the Great LakesNiels JensenRoom 101b
3:30 pmWindswept: One Family's Adventure During a 36,000-mile CircumnavigationGeorge DayRoom 102d
3:30 pmCruising the Florida KeysBob WilliamsRoom 103a
3:30 pmThe Invisible Forces Controlling The WindMark ThorntonRoom 103d
3:30 pmRigging OverviewColin MackRoom 104a
3:30 pmHow to Speak PirateMark Mitchell104b
4:45 pmShipwrecks of Lake Michigan and the Great LakesMark Mitchell104b
4:45 pmTravel Regattas and Passage Making: Logistics to Hang Your Hat OnElizabeth Shaw & Hobie PontingRooom101b
4:45 pmHarbors & Anchorages of Northern MichiganDave ConradRoom 101a
4:45 pmVictura: The Kennedy's, a Sailboat, and the SeaJames GrahamRoom 102a
4:45 pmDo You Want to Cruise the BahamasPam WallRoom 103a
4:45 pmStaying on Board (and Getting Back If You Can't)John RousmaniereRoom 103d
4:45 pmPartner In CommandBetti Garcia and Seaby BessRoom 104a
4:45 pmShipwrecks of Lake Michigan and the Great LakesMark MitchellRoom 104b
Sunday, January 18, 2015
10:30 amSailing to Europe Across the AtlanticPam WallRoom 101a
10:30 amCommunications for Cruisers from the Dock to the OceanSteve BowdenRoom 102a
10:30 amShort Handed Sail HandlingTravis BlainRoom 102d
11:45 amMarine RefrigerationBob WilliamsRoom 101a
11:45 amSailing Made EasyCapt. Dale FitchRoom 101b
11:45 amElectric Shock Drowning: A Preventable TragedyGrant CrowleyRoom 102a
11:45 amThunderstorms: A Primer for Coastal and Inland SailorsMark ThorntonRoom 103a
11:45 amA Cruise on Lake Huron's Michigan ShoreLou BruskaRoom 103d
11:45 amPerformance Handicapping for Racing SailboatsPaul AnsfieldRoom 104b
1:00 pmGreat Small Boat Voyages: Famous voyages in boats under 35 feetGeorge DayRoom 101a
1:00 pmASA Sailing Flotillas in Croatia and Chartering in CroatiaJean De KeyserRoom 101b
1:00 pmWhat Women Want to Know About CruisingPam WallRoom 102d
1:00 pmA Guide to Cruising the Great LoopKimberly RussoRoom 103d
1:00 pmBoating Practices to Enjoy Chicago's Fabulous River and Lakefront: Guidance for Navigating Chicago's Unique WaterwaysLarry Dostal & Susan UrbasRoom 103a
1:00 pmBasic Marine Plumbing for Your SailboatTom PeelenRoom 104a
2:15 pmHang on Sloopy: The Joys of AnchoringAlan VeenstraRoom 102d
2:15 pmBoat Preperation for Long Distance RacingTim LittleRoom 101a
2:15 pmVictura: The Kennedy's, a Sailboat, and the SeaJames GrahamRoom 101b
2:15 pmMarine WeatherTom IgielskiRoom 102b
2:15 pmCruising the Michigan ShoreLou BruskaRoom 103a
2:15 pmYacht, Cabin & Flotilla Charters Worldwide - Highlighting the Greek Islands!Steven ParryRoom 103d
3:30 pmCruising North of the 45th ParallelLou BruskaRoom 101a
3:30 pmHeroes of the High SeasMark Mitchell101b