John Neal & Amanda Swan Neal Present Exciting Free Seminars
Sponsored by Blue Water Sailing Magazine
We’re excited to be presenting free one-hour seminars during the Richmond, CA Pacific Sail & Power Boat Show, April 12 & 13, 2018.
As an example of what we may be presenting, following is a list of our 2016 seminars:
THURSDAY, APRIL 6
11:45 - 12:45 Diesel Engine Essentials with Amanda
3:30 - 4:30 Worldwide Anchoring Techniques: NEW SEMINAR!!!
Six essential components of diesel engines will be explained by Amanda Swan Neal enabling you to understand how engines work. Amanda also features troubleshooting and preventative maintenance based on her 39 years of ocean voyaging. A free handout highlighting the essential points and resources is included.
Six specific techniques and related equipment necessary for easy and safe anchoring whether in the tropics or high-latitudes are detailed based John and Amanda Neal’s anchoring experience spanning 42 years in 50 countries. A free handout is included
4:45 - 5:45 Selecting an Offshore Cruising Boat
John and Amanda feature 22 key points and latest trends to consider when purchasing a boat for coastal or offshore voyaging, based on their combined 658,00 sea miles and 81 years of experience. With their extensive, objective and worldwide knowledge of boats and builders, they’ll quickly allow you to narrow your search.There’s a free handout and a 37-page booklet is available.
FRIDAY, APRIL 7
1:00 - 2:00 Worldwide Anchoring Techniques
Six specific techniques and related equipment necessary for easy and safe anchoring whether in the tropics or high-latitudes are detailed based John and Amanda Neal’s anchoring experience spanning 42 years in 50 countries. A free handout is included.
4:45 - 5:45 Storm Avoidance & Survival Tactics
Based on their combined 658,000 ocean miles and decades of high-latitude experience John & Amanda Neal highlight the essence of storm avoidance including latest weather resources. When avoidance is no longer an option, survival becomes critical and ten specific tactics are highlighted including some radical new techniques that keep both crew and boat safe. A concise illustrated 25-page text is available.
SUNDAY, APRIL 8 Club Level, Stage #4
10:00 - 12:00 Offshore Cruising Forum
Join us at the Offshore Cruising Forum for an engaging panel discussion with active sailors/adventurers. John & Amanda Neal, Andy & Jill Cross, and Will Curry will draw on years and miles of experience to answer host Sarah Curry’s questions. What should you prioritize when choosing and outfitting an offshore boat? How can you best prepare yourself for the cruising lifestyle and situations you may encounter? Learn from our mistakes too!