Mahina Offshore Services was founded in 1976 following the launch of my first book, Log of the Mahina chronicling 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 at Skagit Valley College Marine Maintenance Technology Program - Anacortes, WA.

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Mother - daughter team setting grommets in the canvas fabrication workshop at our fourth annual Mahina Offshore Workshop in Anacortes. See you March 9 &

Mahina Offshore Services is at San Juan Island.

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Spring sailing for FUN in the San Juan Islands! First time in decades - thanks to Mark Green for loaning us his Hallberg-Rassy 39, Estelle.

Mahina Offshore Services is in Pacific Ocean.

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Audrey Wrenn working on her sextant skills aboard Obelix, the Garcia Exploration 45 I'll be again sailing on Legs 5 & 6 this July as