From Weekend Cruisers to Passagemakers

Live 1-Day Course in Annapolis, MD


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Date: Friday, October 14th 2022 OR Saturday, October 15th, 2022
Time: 9:00 am to 4:30 pm   (including Lunch)
Location: O’Brien’s Tavern,  Annapolis, MD
Presenters: Lisa & Andy Batchelor

Early Bird Price$79
Ends Friday Jan 28th


Full Price$399

Early Bird Special$299

American Sailing is proud to host experienced cruisers Lisa and Andy Batchelor as they present the most important all-day course you will ever take on preparing to cruise. Taking place during the U.S. Sailboat Show in Annapolis, this is the perfect class to take before attending the show and immersing yourself in one of the largest sailing events in the United States. Class will be held at O’Brien’s Tavern Ballroom, just one block from the boat show.

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course description 

Cruising and living onboard for extended periods present unique opportunities and challenges for cruisers.  Lisa and Andy Batchelor, founders of Sail Solomons and owners of Kinetic Sailing, share their wealth of sailing and cruising knowledge in this interactive and comprehensive seminar to inform and inspire cruisers.

Whether you are an aspiring cruiser, a weekend cruiser or plan to embark on a circumnavigation, this full-day seminar is designed to provide the knowledge to plan, prepare and successfully execute your cruising dreams. The seminar includes cruise readiness, boat systems, weather and route planning, night sailing, provisioning, and stress management - all of which will enable you to operate smoothly and safely.  You will hear strategies, stories, and tips to inspire your cruising plans, rounded off by a Q & A session.


✔ Seminar Registration for 1-Day Course
✔ Lunch
✔ Advanced Cruising & Seamanship Textbook ($39.99 Value)
✔ Going Ashore Made Easy Textbook ($29.99 Value)


  • Find your Cruising Why  
  • Pearls of Wisdom
  • Selecting a Cruising Boat 
  • Outfitting for Cruisers
    • Power Management
    • Electronics
    • Communications Gear
    • Safety Gear
    • Selecting Dinghy and Outboard
  • Before you Depart:
    • Mechanical
    • Systems
    • Rigging Checks
  • Sailing 
    • Balanced sail plan 
    • Furling sails
    • Reefing
    • Sail inventory
  • Provisioning for cruising and passages 
  • Passagemaking 
    • Watch standing
    • Night sailing 
    • Shaping a course
    • Weather planning & routing 
  • Troubleshooting


This class is a one-day session, with two options for students to choose from. Classes will be held on October 14th and 15th, 2022.
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Your Instructors

Lisa and Andy 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.

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.




Friday, October 14th, 2022 @ 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday, October 15th, 2022 @ 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM