April 16, 2024 Update from Friday Harbor:

Join me this August for a training voyage on Arabella, a 157′ three-masted schooner chartered by ASA. What an opportunity to sail on a magnificent vessel and learn at the same time! Details HERE.

2024 Scotland expeditions are now sold out, HOWEVER, we always have cancellations. If you’d like to be #1 on the waiting list, just send in a completed (doesn’t have to be notarized) application and I’ll contact you immediately when we have a cancellation.

2025 Scotland expeditions dates are posted here: https://mahina.com/sailing-schedule/ and applications are already arriving.

2024 New Zealand training expeditions have just four berths remaining. Details here: https://mahina.com/sailing-schedule/

Check out new list of seminar co-presenters and colleagues HERE. My goal is to make this Team Mahina page a resource linking to my trusted colleagues around the world, saving you time and money.

Nigel Calder, technical guru and prolific author will be co-presenting with me, Pete McGonagle and Elizabeth Shaw in my October 11 Mahina Offshore Seminar at Cruisers University during the Annapolis Boat Show. Nigel is also offering new two-day hands-on Boat Electrical Systems seminar April 17 & 18 and October 29 & 30 in Portland, Maine.

Just updated BOATS TO CONSIDER FOR OFFSHORE CRUISING LIST I’ve just totally gone through updating, adding and eliminating boats from my four-page list of 156 builders worldwide, based on recent findings and input from surveyors, boatyards and owners worldwide. Click HERE for the updated list.

NEW ASA-JOHN NEAL SEMINAR SERIES! Go to https://asa.com/news/2023/02/14/interview-with-john-neal/ for details on the five-part webinar series, and the first one is FREE!

VIRTUAL MAHINA SEMINAR with ebook version of the 260-page Offshore Cruising Companion completed and available! After an exciting and intensive four days of filming with two camera crews going simultaneously, the 10+ hour version of our 2-day Mahina Offshore Workshop held annually early March at the Marine Tech Center in Anacortes is available, with unlimited digital access or as a USB drive. The $299 price includes periodic updates and the 260-page Offshore Cruising Companion (normally $60). Email me: sailing@mahina.com for payment details. A huge thanks to Julie and Gio Cappelli and of course to SVC Program Chair Mike Beemer.

More updates coming soon!