CRUISING Essentials Seminar

Learn in-depth practical knowledge of extended cruising in this interactive, live seminar.

CRUISING Essentials Seminar



Cruising and living onboard for extended periods present unique opportunities for cruisers. Preparing yourself and your boat for the cruising lifestyle can be an exciting yet confusing prospect. Lisa and Andy Batchelor share their wealth of sailing and cruising knowledge in this comprehensive in-person seminar to demystify, inform and inspire. Lisa and Andy are American Sailing Master Instructors and the writers of numerous American Sailing cruising textbooks. They are the primary contributors to the ASA 106 Advanced Cruising & Seamanship text. Whether you are an aspiring cruiser, a weekend cruiser or you plan to someday embark on a circumnavigation, this seminar is designed to provide the knowledge to plan, prepare for and successfully execute your cruising dreams.

Attaining your Dream

  • Why, How, What
  • Timing & Budget
  • Boat Selection & Outfitting
  • Knowledge & Skills Development
  • Meeting the challenges
  • Tips: Roles, safety, health & well-being, timelines

Sailpower for Cruisers

  • Cruising rigs
  • Mainsail types & trim
  • Headsail choices & trim
  • Balanced sail plan
  • Heavy weather
  • Downwind/ Reaching sails

Passagemaking Skills

  • Preparation
  • Watchkeeping
  • Night Sailing
  • Situational Awareness & Orientation
  • Collision avoidance


Captains Andy Batchelor and Lisa Batchelor

Captains Andy Batchelor and Lisa Batchelor Frailey are both life-long 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 which have proved 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 wrote ASA’s textbooks for Bareboat Cruising and Catamaran Cruising, and are the primary contributors to ASA’s Advanced Cruising and Seamanship text. Their most recent book is “Going Ashore Made Easy, The Essential Dinghy & Outboard Manual.”

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 also organize and lead sailing flotillas on cruising catamarans and monohulls in the Caribbean. Andy and Lisa are regular speakers at Cruisers’ University, and present live webinars including the ASA Marine Weather Course.

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, cruisers, instructors, analysts and business owners with a wealth of experience in the sailing industry.



Saturday, October 14th, 2023 - 9:00AM - 12:00PM ET
The Federal House - 22 Market Space, Annapolis MD 21401

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