Please select your home edition
Edition
Henri-Lloyd M-PRO HEADER SW

Online Seminar: Passage Making

by Bluewater Cruising Association 2 Feb 02:42 UTC
Vancouver 2022 - Passage Making (2 days) © Janice Hayward

This is a multi-topic, two day, online seminar presented by Ken and Carol Gillstrom of Voyageur Sailing.

With practical knowledge and deep experience, Ken and Carol will bring you closer to your own successful passages, whether within local waters or across oceans. With knowledge comes confidence, allowing you to better understand how to mitigate risk and more confidently extend your cruising world.

Online Zoom
19 Feb 2022 to 20 Feb 2022 09:30 - 16:30h
Members $145 / Non-Members $160
Kit Griffin

Some of the topics covered include: the psychology of passage making, pros and cons of hull shapes, deck layouts, sail plans & rigs as well as navigational aids, electronics, communications systems, safety & survival, sail dynamics. Over the two days you will also learn about weather basics such as air movement, global patterns, highs and lows and forecasting as well as tides and currents.

This is a fun, engaging and comprehensive two days that will make you a better sailor and prepare you to extend your sailing reach. Have questions related to your individual situation and needs? Ken and Carol will be available for Q&A at both lunch hours and at the end of each day.

About the Presenters

Ken and Carol Gillstrom have prepared for, and executed, hundreds of successful passages over the past 25 years ranging from a few days to weeks at sea, across the Atlantic and Pacific, from Vancouver to Alaska, from Panama to Newfoundland. Every passage brings different challenges. Even the same passage at a different time of year will present new challenges. Experienced presenters with a wealth of knowledge, they are engaging and informative.

Find more information and register here.

This article has been provided by the courtesy of Bluewater Cruising Association.

Related Articles

One Day Course: Fibreglass repair
Participants will learn how to do minor composite and gelcoat boat repairs BCA's Vancouver Chapter is pleased to present this first time, day-long, unique course addressing fiberglass repair. Participants will learn how to do minor composite and gelcoat boat repairs, with an emphasis on good technique Posted on 22 May
Changes to Canadian distress signal requirements
This article discusses some of the pros and cons of the Electronic Flare option. There have been two significant changes to the Canadian Pleasure Craft (Small Vessel) Regulations that BCA members may not be aware of. Posted on 19 May
Have a sextant, but don't know how to use it?
This 5 hour, in-person course will be taught by well-known instructor and BCA member Scott Crawshaw Do you have a sextant but don't know how to use it? Do you know want to know what MERPASS is? Do you want to learn more about Celestial Navigation? Would you like to have a back-up navigation system you can use if your GPS stops working? Posted on 5 May
Kiteboarding while cruising
Could kiting and cruising be for you? Join BCA member, David Johnston, for a discussion and a hands on look at the all the equipment for kiteboarding, safety issues and how best to incorporate this sport with your bluewater cruising lifestyle. Posted on 2 Apr
Cruising in lightning
Lightning strikes fear into every sailor's heart A ground strike, where two electrically charged regions equalize, one in the atmosphere and one in the water or on the ground, causes the instantaneous release of an average of one gigajoule of energy. Posted on 30 Mar
Advanced Marine Radar Course
For those who have taken Basic Radar and wish to increase their practical and technical knowledge The Advanced Radar course is for those who have taken Basic Radar with Kevin Monahan and wish to increase their practical and technological knowledge. Please note that Basic Radar is a prerequisite for this course. Posted on 13 Mar
The how and why of Marine Weather Routing
Learn how a weather routing service helps Oliver Lucia, Commander's Weather co-owner, has provided weather forecasting for marine clients from cruisers to racers. Posted on 2 Mar
Experiencing Offshore Sailing
The voyages have always been wonderful Each year for the past 6 seasons I have taken Oh!, my 40 Leopard Catamaran, south to spend the winter months in warm waters exploring the eastern Caribbean and Bahamas. Posted on 3 Feb
Weather Strategies for the Inside Passage
Spend two mornings with Kevin Monahan, learning about the unique weather patterns of the west coast Spend two mornings with Kevin Monahan, learning about the unique weather patterns of the west coast and how to make decisions based on weather forecasts. Posted on 31 Jan
Vancouver Virtual Club Night
A Solo Sailor's Lessons Learned Dennison Berwick and his boat (Oceans Five) recently arrived in Tanzania after a single-handed, 5400nm solo passage across the Indian Ocean from Thailand. It is from this exotic location that he will present the lessons he has learned along the way. Posted on 8 Jan
North Sails 2021 Innovation - FOOTEROcean Safety 2021 - FOOTERGJW Direct 2020 FOOTER