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Mahina Offshore Services was founded in 1976 with my book, Log of the Mahina, that chronicled my sailing adventures through the South Pacific. This book launched offshore cruising seminars, boat selection consultations and starting in the 1990, offshore sail-training expeditions.

If you’re keen to gather knowledge and experience to accomplish your cruising goals safely and successfully, I’m here to help mentor you.

John Neal

An analysis of the boats you are currently considering, discussing design, construction quality, seaworthiness, safety, speed, and comfort.

Mahina Expeditions are exciting offshore sail-training experiences that include mastering seamanship, navigation, and heavy weather tactics. 2023 training expeditions include the Scottish Isles, a two-part circumnavigation of Vancouver Island and in New Zealand.

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Mahina Offshore Services is in Friday Harbor, Washington.

2 weeks 5 days ago

Update on just posted 2023 expedition schedule plus Mahina Offshore Cruising Seminar offered October 14th at the Annapolis Boat Show's Cruiser's University with Pete McGonagle

Mahina Offshore Services is in Friday Harbor, Washington.

3 weeks 3 days ago

Preparing for our first ever salad competition on Leg 7 starting September 3. I found "Zesty Pepper Corn Salad" in Costco's monthly sale flyer and

Mahina Offshore Services is in Friday Harbor, Washington.

3 weeks 4 days ago

Heading home to Friday Harbor following very successful Legs 5 & 6. Always a treat arriving back on San Juan Island especially when it's sunny and warm.