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Annapolis, MD
Sat Oct 12th, 2024
9 AM - 12 PM ET
120

Cruise With Confidence

Join Lisa and Andy Batchelor during the 2024 Annapolis Sailboat Show for this interactive, live seminar on extended cruising. Gain expert insights from Lisa and Andy as they share essential skills and in-depth practical knowledge gained from their years of experience and expertise as ASA Master Instructors.
Live 3 Hour Seminar
Hosted By Lisa & Andy Batchelor
Live Q&A
Do you dream of cruising but don’t know quite where to start? Or, do you plan on becoming a full-time liveaboard? In this live seminar led by Lisa and Andy Batchelor, lifelong sailors and retired military officers, we will delve into the intricacies of extended cruising. We'll take a deep dive into the cruising lifestyle where we will cover all the necessary topics, from boat selection to maneuvering skills. This comprehensive session promises to help you sharpen your knowledge and develop the skills you need to cruise with confidence.
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We think it's important to share why we’re so passionate about teaching you what we've learned about sailing. See, we teach it because we live it. It wasn’t too long ago that we were trying to figure out how to chart our journey and set sail. We did all the research, watched the YouTube videos, and read thousands of articles and blog posts. Everyone was saying something different! It was overwhelming and made the decision to start our adventure even harder. Quite frankly, we were nearly terrified... But we didn't give up on our dream life. Through trial and error we found what works, and more importantly, what doesn’t work. Over the last few years, we’ve been able to help change thousands of people’s lives by sharing our experiences.

Chris and Keith of Bluewater Cruising

Annapolis • October 10-14, 2024

This year, during the Annapolis Sailboat Show, American Sailing will be offering a lineup of live, in-person seminars led by some of the world's most esteemed and well-known sailors covering an array of topics - from mastering marine diesel engines and navigating the complexities of boat electronics to insider tips on purchasing the perfect cruising boat. Our expert-led sessions will cover essential topics for every sailor. Whether you're a seasoned sailor or just setting course, these seminars will offer invaluable insights meant to enhance your sailing journey.

Cruise With Confidence

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Who is this class for?

This seminar is tailored for sailors at all stages of their cruising journey, whether you're a novice dreaming of setting sail or an experienced cruiser seeking to refine your skills. If you aspire to live aboard and explore the world's waterways confidently, this class will equip you with the knowledge and confidence needed to embark on your cruising dreams and adventures.

What Will I Learn?

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of extended cruising. Learn how to prepare yourself and your vessel for the challenges and rewards of the cruising lifestyle as we explore a diverse range of topics, including sail power fundamentals, docking techniques, and essential safety protocols. Equip yourself with the knowledge and confidence needed to navigate the open waters with ease and assurance. Whether you're an aspiring cruiser or seasoned sailor, this live session is designed to leave you with invaluable insights to help plan, prepare, and execute your cruising dreams with confidence.
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TOPICS COVERED

Attaining your Dream
  • Why, How, What
  • Timing & Budget
  • Boat Selection & Outfitting
  • Knowledge & Skills Development
  • Meeting the Challenges
  • Tips: Roles, Safety, Health & Well-Being, Timeline
Sail Power for Cruisers
  • Cruising Rigs
  • Mainsail Types & Trim
  • Headsail Choices & Trim
  • Balanced Sail Plan
  • Heavy Weather
  • Downwind/ Reaching Sails
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Docking & Maneuvering Skills
  • Vessel Features that Affect Maneuverability
  • Using Prop Wash, Prop Walk and Prop Blast
  • Working with Wind and Current 
  • Single and Twin-Rudder Monohulls
  • Practice Drills: Dockside, Open Space, Close Quarters
  • Docks: Departing and Arriving
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YOUR HOSTS

CAPTAINS ANDY BATCHELOR AND LISA BATCHELOR FRAILEY
Sail Solomons ASA School & Charter Base, Founders
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Captains Andy Batchelor and Lisa Batchelor Frailey are both lifelong sailors and retired military officers. Andy served in the Royal Air Force in aviation and intelligence, and Lisa served in the US Navy in aviation, meteorology and oceanography – a combination of skills that have proven very useful to sailing and passagemaking.

They founded and operated Sail Solomons ASA school and charter base, receiving numerous awards for ASA Outstanding School and Outstanding Instructors. Andy and Lisa are the writers of five ASA textbooks.

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Cruising for seven years onboard their Passport 47 ZINGARO and Outbound 46 KINETIC, Andy and Lisa have made numerous coastal passages and ocean voyages, conducting cruising and passagemaking training while living aboard in exotic locations. They have conducted instructional passages on many makes and models of cruising and performance catamarans. They also organize and lead sailing flotillas on catamarans and monohulls in the Caribbean. Andy and Lisa are regular speakers at Cruisers’ University and present many live and virtual seminars.

Andy and Lisa launched Kinetic Sailing to offer marine consulting, charter brokerage, instructional yacht deliveries and tailored instruction with a global scope. They are USCG Captains, ASA Master Instructors, cruisers, racers, analysts and business owners with a wealth of experience in the sailing industry.

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