Saturday 22 March – Sunday 23 March 2014
At the Cruising Association, Limehouse Basin, London, UK
Following on from the success of the Long Distance Cruising Seminar in October 2013 at the MITAGS maritime centre at Linthicum, Maryland, as part of the preparations for the Blue Planet Odyssey, a similar event is to be held in London on the weekend of 22 – 23 March 2014.
We are pleased to announce that the London seminar will be supported by Le Grand Large Yachting who have been supporters of the Blue Planet Odyssey and Atlantic Odyssey from their inception.
Although the seminars are organised as part of the Blue Planet Odyssey programme (each crew is entitled to a free seminar as part of their entry fee), any sailor who is interested may book a place.
|The Cruising Association House
at Limehouse Basin in East London.
The 22-23 March seminar will take place at the Cruising Association headquarters in CA House Limehouse Basin, east London, with an impressive range of speakers to match the calibre and expertise of the October seminar.
Jimmy Cornell’s detailed presentations on voyage planning and preparation will be complemented by talks on medical emergencies, weather, communications, downwind sails, cruising couples, and much more. Thanks to Le Grand Large Yachting, experienced sailors will share their experiences of long distance sailing on a monohull or catamaran.
|An accomplished sailor and successful author, Jimmy Cornell has sailed 200,000 miles in all oceans of the world. He has completed three circumnavigations, including two voyages to Antarctica. Jimmy is now planning to transit the Northwest Passage in a new boat as part of the Blue Planet Odyssey. In the last three decades he has organised 20 transatlantic rallies, five round the world rallies and one round the world race. Read more|
Mike has enjoyed a wide ranging career working with the elite of the sailing world on a variety of events and races. Both Olympic medallists and winning round the world race skippers seek his advice on forecasting and weather routeing. He also assists in forecasting for race organisers such as the Royal Ocean Racing Club and the America’s Cup.
As a racing navigator and skipper he has won many titles and trophies across the world. Mike also had a successful and varied career in the Royal Navy, spending time at sea driving ships, flying in the Fleet Air Arm and finally working in British Intelligence. He saw action in several war zones as a ‘special forces’ Commando helicopter pilot. Later as the Lynx helicopter display pilot he was cleared to ‘loop the loop’ as part of his flying display.
Mike is also qualified as a Master to captain huge superyachts, up to 3000 tonnes. He has sailed in 15 x Fastnet Races, 9 x Sydney to Hobart and 16 x Transatlantic. In 2014 he is racing as navigator on the new Jethou, the J Class yacht Velsheda and Nikata (Swan 82) and his own yacht Raven.
|Ed Wildgoose is MailASail’s self proclaimed ‘Chief Technical Geek’. After many years of working in the financial sector, Ed established what would become MailASail in 2001, when his parents set off on their circumnavigation & found satellite communications expensive to use.
MailASail now have a global customer base and supply & support satellite phones from all of the main satcom manufacturers (Iridium, Inmarsat, Thuraya & Globalstar). They strive to distinguish themselves through market leading aftersales customer support. Industry experts with first hand experience of the technical challenges facing the modern day cruiser, MailASail are continuously developing new products and software to enhance the technologies used onboard, making them easy, cost effective & enjoyable to use. MailASail are an Iridium ‘Value Added Developer’, Inmarsat Connect Partner and are experts in Blue Water communications.
|Thomas Wibberenz has been cruising and racing since 1976 and has completed multiple ocean crossings. He is in the Canaries and in the Caribbean every year and his many current activities include: skipper for monohulls and catamarans; advisor on fitting-out for long term cruising; project manager in boat buying and building; owner´s representative; development and sales of sails and of proven equipment (proyacht.de); an examiner with the German sailing association.|
Peter Anderson B.A. is the Managing Director of Eclectic Energy Limited. Based in north Nottinghamshire, Eclectic Energy designs and manufactures all its products ‘in house’ and within the UK.
A keen sailor and yachtsman, Peter spent 5 years on the development of the DuoGen before the product’s launch in 2002.
Eclectic Energy is a leader in the field of micro wind and water generators, and supplies products for marine leisure, onshore off-grid, and micro generation. The cruising yachtsman remains Eclectic’s core customer and their latest product, the Sail-Gen, reflects this. The Sail-Gen is a dedicated water generator designed to provide for a yacht’s electrical demand whilst on passage.
|Dr Nick Carter is a Royal Air Force consultant in Rheumatology and Rehabilitation at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court in Surrey. He undertook his specialist training in Oxford and as a fellow in Sports Medicine at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. His current areas of interest are in Upper limb trauma rehabilitation and clinical performance in rehabilitation.He has taken part in a number of offshore sailing races though following a passage through the Southern Ocean in 2010 has a developing interest in high latitude sailing and expedition sailing medicine. In 2012 he organised a sailing expedition to the Arctic for injured soldiers. He lives with his partner, Nikki, in Twickenham and both plan to join Jimmy Cornell for the Blue Planet Odyssey in 2014.|
|Adrian and Jacqui Evans have been sailing for over 10 years both commercially and for pleasure. Two years ago they decided to sell the furniture, rent out the house and move on board to sail around the world. To make it work they mix cruising with yacht deliveries, IT and other freelance jobs. Adrian has an electronics, engineering and IT background and Jacqui a career in news and media. As the geek and the girl they’ve been documenting these experiences on slingthehook.com from their very different viewpoints.|
|John Ellis is the Blue Planet Odyssey, Atlantic Odyssey and European Odyssey Event Director and has managed several rallies, including four global events. John is a very keen racer and was a yacht delivery skipper for many years. He sailed around the world in Jimmy Cornell’s first global event – Europa ’92. John then joined the organisation as Event Director and worked on the next 4 round the world events – Europa 94, Hong Kong Challenge, Expo 98 and the Millenium Odyssey, where he was also very fortunate to have sailed to Antarctica. In between managing round the world events, John also helped run half a dozen ARC (Atlantic Rally for Cruisers)rallies. John brings a range of expertise in sailing, logistics, safety, cruising destinations and dealing with difficult officials. Any questions, he’s the man to ask.|
In 20+ years of live-aboard cruising, Kathy Parsons has sailed the US, Bahamas, Caribbean, Central and South America aboard four cruising boats ranging from 30 to 42 feet. Kathy Parsons is well-known in the international cruising community for her books Spanish for Cruisers and French for Cruisers – language guides used by thousands of boaters around the world to help them communicate as they sail in foreign countries. Kathy is also the founder of the Women and Cruising website and seminars. The WomenandCruising.com website provides resources, advice and inspiration for women sailors. Over a thousand women (and men) have attended Women and Cruising seminars, getting answers to the questions they have about cruising.
||Pascal & Pascale Guiraudou
Pascal coordinates the organization of the Blue Planet Odyssey, the Atlantic Odyssey and the European Odyssey for France and French-speaking countries.
After his eighteen-year career in the microelectronics industry, Pascal decided 10 years ago that it was time for a total change of life and convinced his wife Pascale to go sailing. She bravely accepted to give it a one-year trial and they set off for an Atlantic circuit to the Caribbean and back on their 45-foot Outremer catamaran Imagine with their two young boys aged 10 and 7. They loved it so much that they managed to keep sailing for seven years around the world, a magnificent human, family, and sailing adventure.
Since their return to France, Pascal works as a life and sailing coach to help would-be cruising sailors accomplish their dreams and implement their once-in-a-lifetime projects.
Pascale is an IT engineer.
|Doina Cornell is Event Coordinator for the Blue Planet Odyssey, the Atlantic Odyssey and the European Odyssey. She is a qualified teacher, writer and local councillor and, having grown up on a boat, is well placed to have a real understanding of the dynamics of onboard family life. Read more|
Testimonials from the October 2013 seminar
We learned a lot and the people we talked with learned a lot also. The speakers were all outstanding – superbly qualified, great information and clear presentations.
We really enjoyed the seminar, and it reinforced our interest and desire to be part of the Blue Planet Odyssey. We are thrilled to be a part of the group.
Rob and Carol Harvey
A wonderful introduction to Bluewater sailing
I would highly recommend this seminar.
How to book your place
The seminar is open to anyone interested, not just participants in the Blue Planet Odyssey.
The cost is £150 per person, £250 per couple. Cruising Association members receive a discounted rate of £130 and £220 respectively. The booking fee includes the two days seminar, handouts, lunches, coffee and refreshments.
Email email@example.com to book a place and for more information. Payment is by bank transfer, credit and debit cards will be accepted with a 5% surcharge for administrative costs.
Blue Planet Odyssey participants who have paid their registration fee are entitled to one free place. If more crew wish to attend, or anyone who has not yet paid the registration fee, the seminar fee will be deducted from the registration or crew fee when they are paid.
If you have any queries, contact Doina Cornell, Event Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org