1999 Seminars


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Seminars were hosted under the tent on Saturday and we offered several seminars at one time.  The seminars are listed below.  The time frame for the seminars was from 12:30 to 2:15pm.  You could attend 2 seminars during this time period.
bulletSeminar Time Period #1 12:30 to 1:15
Break, get a drink, and move to new seminar 1:15 to 1:30
Seminar Time Period #2  1:30 to 2:15

Seminar #1

Bermuda High sailing event sponsored by Gratitude Yachting Center and presented by Ed & Robin Kurowski. Get ready to sail to Bermuda with a fleet of Island Packet Yachts.   Read all about this event at the Bermuda High's Website.

Seminar #2

Tom Tursi of the Maryland School of Sailing & Seamanship will present a seminar Preparing For Your First Offshore Passage using a cruise from Norfolk to Bermuda and return as a case study.

Tom has completed 35,000 miles of blue water ocean sailing with about half of this in Island Packet yachts. The Maryland School, located at Spring Cove Marina, offers all levels of sailing instruction using Island Packet yachts, and has completed 60 Ocean and Near Coastal Training Cruises since 1992 in addition to basic and intermediate levels of instruction. This year the school completed six round trips to Bermuda using IP40s and IP38s; 48 student sailors participated in this program. Learn more about the school by visiting The Maryland School's website.

Seminar #3

Eric and Carleen Petterson of "Island Time" recently returned from a 6 and half month cruise and will do a presentation based on this trip. They will cover basic preparations, shifting between coastal and offshore boat configurations and their cruise from both of their points of view. We all can learn from their experiences!

Seminar #4

Randy Pictelberger of Eastern Shore Marine will go over the Yanmar Diesel motor.   He will overview items such as fuel systems, cooling systems, electrical systems, and maintenance procedures.

For the Children (during the seminars)

Sharon Gabor of "Galleons Lap" will be organizing a red cross kids (5+) program.  Also some basic games and activities will be offered for all children ages 12 and under.  This is a wonderful way for the children to get together.



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