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This is a multi topic 2 day seminar. From the psychology of leaving to living in cramped quarters, the Gillstrom's bring deep knowledge and experience. This course will cover broad and relevant subjects including: provisioning & cooking at sea, weather predictions, electronics, communications, emergencies at sea, as well as tides & currents. This is an excellent seminar for all sailors, couples, whether dreamers or committed. and planning their journey.

2020-02-01 to 2020-02-02
When: Saturday & Sunday Feb 1 & 2, 2020
0930h - 1630h
Where: Jericho Sailing Centre
1905 Ogden St
Vancouver, British Columbia  V6J 1A3
Presenter: Ken and Carol Gillstrom
Contact: Ken Christie

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Passage Making Seminar Outline (Two Day Seminar)

Presented by: Ken and Carol Gillstrom / Voyageur Sailing
Saturday Feb 1 & Sunday Feb 2, 2020


This course will give relevant insights into passage making.  With practical knowledge and deep experience, the Gillstrom’s will bring you closer to your own successful passages whether within local waters or across oceans.  With knowledge comes confidence allowing you to better understand how to mitigate risk and more confidently extend your cruising world.

Passage Making will cover: the psychology of passage making, pros and cons of hull shapes, deck layouts, sail plans & rigs as well as navigational aids, electronics, communications systems, safety & survival.  Over the two days you will learn about weather basics such as air movement, global patterns, highs and lows and forecasting as well as tides and currents.  Sail dynamics will be covered to understand force, balance and trim.

The course will guide you through passage planning helping you understand important considerations to mitigate risk and give you insights into physical and mental limitations.  The Gillstom’s will take you through clearances, special documentation and restrictions to help you plan for the unexpected.   This is a fun, engaging and comprehensive two days that will make you a better sailor and prepare you to extend your sailing reach.  

Ken and Carol will be available for Q&A at both Lunch hours and at the end of each day. 

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A bit about your instructors:
Ken and Carol Gillstrom have prepared for, and executed, hundreds of successful passages over the past 25 years. These range from a few days through weeks at sea,  Atlantic and Pacific,  Vancouver - Alaska- Panama to Newfoundland.  Every passage brings different challenges. Even the same passage at a different time of year will present new challenges.  They are experienced presenters with a wealth of knowledge, well presented, engaging and informative.  They can take students on these voyages.

Course Materials:
The course will include explanatory handout materials.

Jericho Sailing Centre   (Upper classroom - enter in the big doors, east side of the white building, up the stairs.  Parking is free.)  

You can bring a bag lunch; or we can chip in to order pizza.

Maximum Class Size:
30 participants

BCA members: $180
Non-Members: $ 200

Cancellation Fee:
In the event of participant cancellation a processing fee of $15 will be charged.


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