Strictly Sail Miami Seminars

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Strictly Sail Miami Seminars

 

Never Sailed Before but Would Love to Try? Strictly Sail at Miamarina at Bayside
Allow experience sailors to introduce you to sailing from 4pm–5:30pm daily. Click here for Registration Form

Are You New to Sailing (or just a little rusty)? Strictly Sail at Miamarina at Bayside
Learn how easy and fun sailing is at an “Introduction to Sailing” skills building clinic aboard a Discover Sailing training vessel. During these 90 minute sessions you’ll learn how to raise and lower the sails, trim the sail correctly, tack and jibe, steer a compass course and more. These hands-on training clinics are taught by professional, American Sailing Association Certified instructors and are designed for those 18 and over who are able to participate as an active crewmember while underway. Classes will be held at 10:30am–Noon daily.  Click here for Registration Form.

Are You an Experienced Sailor? Strictly Sail at Miamarina at Bayside
Take advantage of advanced skills building opportunities in the “Coastal Cruising” clinics. During these 90 minute sessions, participants will learn several important skills including how to heave to, reef the sails, steer with the sails and crew overboard recovery methods. Classes will be held from 1pm–3:30pm daily. Click here for Registration Form.

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Lee Chesneau’s 2011 Marine Weather Seminar held during Strictly Sail Miami

Two Day Marine Meteorology Weather Course (Level 1) by Lee Chesneau 

Lee Chesneau, Senior Marine Meteorologist, formerly with NOAA/NWS’s Ocean Prediction Center, and now owner of Lee Chesneau’s Marine Weather, will provide a challenging follow up to his hour seminars with a two day course for a mariner’s self reliance in understanding High Frequency (HF) Single Side Band (SSB) Radio-facsimile weather charts (also available on the Internet) and predicting marine weather.

His 39 years of forecasting marine weather and strategic route planning on a global, synoptic, and local scale for mariners has been now successfully transferred to the classroom where he takes you step by step toward understanding both the ocean and atmospheric environment that you boat in. As a former mariner, Lee knows that this is necessary and important for not only in determining your own weather forecasts, but making strategic decisions whether operating with the coastal waters, offshore, or in trans-ocean crossings. 

Two Day Course Includes:  

  • Concepts of atmospheric behavior and its cause & effects of marine weather
  • Basics of cloud formations and related visibility concerns
  • Basics of surface weather and patterns
  • Interpretation of OPC and TPC surface pressure charts
  • OPC & TPC wind & wave chart interpretation
  • Introduction to Tropical Cyclone 1-2-3 Rule for avoidance
  • Course Certificate 

Course Fee: $325.00 (workbook additional $24.95 includes application exercises & note taking guide of the material presented.)
Dates: 2/19–2/20 

Location: Miamarina at Bayside
Time: 8am–4pm Sat and 8am to 3:30pm Sun.
Course Fee Includes One 2 day ticket to the show.  

Click Here to Reserve a Seat in Lee’s Weather Seminar 

Click Here to Email Lee Questions 


DIY Presents Two Interactive Seminars for 2011

Advance Registration Required 

February 19th 9am–10:30am, Miamarina at Bayside Tent A
Synthetic Rigging for Cruising Sailboats

Join us at the Strictly Sail Miami show for DIY Boat Owner’s Skills Class on the basics of the synthetic rigging, which replaces steel with ultra-strong lines that sailors can rig and tune themselves. Synthetic standing rigs are increasingly appearing on cruising sailboats. Hear from a leading expert about the options available, and inspect synthetic lines and hardware for yourself — we’ll even do a splicing demonstration. 

The cost is $45 for individuals and $75 for couples. That includes a two-day ticket to the boat show; a gift bag with more than $100 worth of products, samples and discounts; and an entry in a raffle to win free gear. Sign up in advance by following the link below, and you’ll also get DIY’s Sailboat Rigging eBook for FREE at the class. 

 

February 20th 9am–10:30am, Miamarina at Bayside Tent A
Diesel Engine Maintenance For Sailors

Join us at the Strictly Sail Miami show for DIY Boat Owner’s Skills Class on the basics of diesel engine maintenance, from oil changes and filters to replacing an impeller. See a hands-on demonstration of simple maintenance techniques that can prevent wear on your engine, save money, and enhance your understanding of a vital system on your boat. 

The cost is $45 for individuals and $75 for couples. That includes a two-day ticket to the boat show; a gift bag with more than $100 worth of products, samples and discounts; and an entry in a raffle to win free gear. Sign up in advance by following the link below, and you’ll also get the DIY Mechanic eBook for FREE at the class. 

http://www.diy-boat.com/engines_class_miami 

http://www.diy-boat.com/rigging_class_miami 

FREE Seminars sponsored by Blue Water Sailing

Thursday, February 17, 2011
       
11:45 am Solar and Wind Power Technologies Bob Williams A
11:45 am The Weather Briefing: Self Reliant Weather Interpretation Skills Lee Chesneau B
1:00 pm Couples Cruising to the Caribbean Jeff and Jean Grossman B
1:00 pm Sail Care Anson Mulder A
2:15 pm Benefits of Synthetic Standing Rigging John Franta A
2:15 pm Force 10 – Storm Sailing Strategies John Kretschmer B
3:30 pm Galley Secrets A-Z Corinne Kanter A
3:30 pm Mediterranean Magic Liza Copeland B
4:45 pm Gulfstream Crossings: Wind and Wave Consideration Tony Wall B
4:45 pm Healthy Cruising with Yoga On Board Kim Hess A
Friday, February 18, 2011
       
10:30 am Offshore Energy Management Bob Williams B
10:30 am Yacht Financing & Insurance in the New Economy Vern Blanc A
11:45 am Downwind Sailing Art Bandy A
11:45 am Take the Drama out of your Dream Jeff and Jean Grossman B
1:00 pm Become an Expert on Your Own Boat Suzanne Pogel A
1:00 pm Introduction to Yacht Racing Bob Roitblat B
2:15 pm Basic Diesel Maintenance Steve McGovern B
2:15 pm Sailboat Buying 101 Coconut Grove Sailing Club A
3:30 pm Cruising Florida’s Suncoast Randy Deering A
3:30 pm The Weather Briefing: Self Reliant Weather Interpretation Skills Lee Chesneau B
4:45 pm Preparations for Offshore Cruising Liza Copeland B
4:45 pm Understanding the Catamaran Phenomenon Charles Kanter A
Saturday, February 19, 2011
       
10:30 am Basic Diesel Maintenance Steve McGovern B
10:30 am TBA Mad Mariner A
11:45 am Cruising for Couples Liza Copeland A
11:45 am Sailboat Stability and Safety Bill Bolin B
1:00 pm An Overview of Celestial Navigation Chris Kreitlein A
1:00 pm The 10 Things They Never Tell You about the Cruising Life George Day B
2:15 pm Force 10 – Storm Sailing Strategies John Kretschmer A
2:15 pm Gulfstream Crossings: Wind and Wave Consideration Tony Wall B
3:30 pm Cruising Secrets for Biscayne Bay Coconut Grove Sailing Club B
3:30 pm Ten Biggest Mistakes when Purchasing a used Catamaran or any Boat Phillip Berman A
4:45 pm Spinnaker Sailing Anson Mulder B
4:45 pm Yacht to be Green Cameron Murray, Meghan Matthews A
Sunday, February 20, 2011
       
10:30 am TBA Mad Mariner A
11:45 am How to Sail and Stay Happily Afloat as a Couple or Family Suzanne Pogel B
11:45 am Plumbing Art Bandy A
1:00 pm Cruising the Caribbean Circuit Liza Copeland B
1:00 pm Safety At Sea with Marine SSB Marti Brown A
2:15 pm Exploring Florida’s Big Bend Coast Rick Rhodes A
2:15 pm Sailboats For A Serious Ocean – 25 Great Sailboats For World Voyaging John Kretschmer B
3:30 pm Communications for Cruisers Steven Bowden A
3:30 pm Lone American entry in the Route du Rhum Etienne Giroire B
4:45 pm Introduction to Yacht Racing Bob Roitblat A
4:45 pm Mercy of the Sea John Kretschmer B
Monday, February 21, 2011
       
10:30 am A Beginner’s Guide to Planning a Cruise Randy Deering B
10:30 am Kids 4 Sail Leanne Bailey & Leighia Murray A
11:45 am Cruising for Couples Liza Copeland B
11:45 am Your nose knows! Replace that Diesel with Clean, Affordable Electric Propulsion. Bill Tomlinson A
1:00 pm Sail Yourself Safely Home Suzanne Pogel and Priscilla Travis B
1:00 pm Single Handed Spinnaker Sailing Etienne Giroire A
2:15 pm Force 10 – Storm Sailing Strategies John Kretschmer B
2:15 pm Healthy Cruising with Yoga On Board Kim Hess A
3:30 pm Sailboats For A Serious Ocean – 25 Great Sailboats For World Voyaging John Kretschmer B
3:30 pm The Most Important Skill: Anchoring Charles Kanter A
4:45 pm An Overview of Celestial Navigation Chris Kreitlein B
4:45 pm Cruising Inland Rivers and Negotiating Locks and Dams Rick Rhodes A
Michael James
Michael James
Michael James has been with Murray Yacht Sales since 1995 and is in the the New Orleans office.

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