Mahina Offshore Expeditions presents or recommends several types of seminars annually to help you prepare for safe, self-sufficient cruising. Each of these seminars provides a certificate of completion which is important to show if you’re attempting to obtain offshore insurance for your vessel. Click on seminar titles below for details and registration.

1. Mahina Virtual Offshore Seminar, with 265-page Offshore Companion – 8 hours in length. Unlimited access for $299.

2. A Deep Dive into Boat Electrical Systems with Nigel Calder in Portland, ME, September 29 & 30.

3. Mahina Offshore Cruising Seminar at the October Annapolis Boat Show: Oct. 11, 2024 – 8 hours. The seminar covers over 18 topics with dedicated PowerPoint presentations that closely follow the seminars invaluable 265-page Offshore Cruising Companion. Breakfast, lunch and optionally dinner included. These seminars always sell out early.

4. Blue Water Rig and Sail Seminar Port Townsend, WA October 26 & 27, 2024

5. Mahina Offshore Workshop annually in Anacortes, WA, March 8 & 9, 2025 – 2 days hands-on.

ADDITIONALLY: I’m presenting the following series of virtual 2-hour webinars for ASA in 2024. These are virtual live webinars with Q & A throughout.

1. Buying a Cruising Boat: March 28

2. Worldwide Anchoring Techniques: June 25

3. Shorthanded Sailing: July 23

4. Storm Survival Tactics; September 10

NEW! Virtual Offshore Cruising Seminar

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Skagit Valley College’s Cruiser’s College, Anacortes, WA

The two-day workshop combines the boat show seminar (8 hours, 174 presented to 11,000 students since 1976) with SVCC’s top hands-on classes including marine diesel engines, marine electrical systems, plus sail repair, canvas making, sewing and line splicing.