Two Can Sail Catamaran Cruising Seminar Details
Dreaming of owning a catamaran and cruising off to new harbors?
Limited to a small group, this personalized seminar is designed to help you go from just talking about buying a catamaran to living aboard your dream yacht.
Design and Construction, The Budget, Fear Factors (emergencies, open water passages and bad weather), Tips on Handling a Big Catamaran, Docking and Anchoring Skills, and more.
Catamaran Seminar Highlights
Budgeting for a Catamaran
When you don't know what you need to know, how do you get started? We begin with an outline and a checklist to help you make a plan of action customized for you. Beginning with a budget plan, we will discuss the costs involved in the purchase of a catamaran. We'll give you some examples of various new and used catamarans available for different budgets to help you visualize the reality of the current market.
How to avoid Catamaran buyer's biggest mistakes
Once you have the budget in mind, the next thing you need to consider is where you plan to sail with the boat, near coastal or blue water. Phil Berman, President and founder of The Multihull Company will give you his perspectives on just what type of catamaran you need to sail in various parts of the world. Whether you plan on cruising in the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, or the South Pacific. Explaining the different possibilities depending on where you want to go.
The Top Ten Features for short handed sailing. Over the last decade of catamaran sailing Jeff and Jean will share their top ten features to look for when selecting your catamaran. From the perspective of live aboard sailors we discuss the various trade offs you need to decide on for the comfort and safety of sailing with just two people handling the boat.
Miami / Annapolis
Tickets to Boat Show
A signed copy of our Book:
"Two Can Sail:
The 5 Step Plan to Buying
a Boat to Go Cruising"
Weems & Plath Door prizes
Conquering Your Fears, handling emergencies at sea
We will lead a discussion of your fears, from man over board, to night passages and more. We have an open discussion with the audience listing the things that may be holding you back from living your dream. We will get these fears out in the open and show you how to handle them. With tips from handling a single-handed man over-board situation to avoiding heavy weather we'll show you how to acknowledge your fear and conquer it.
Catamaran Handlings Tips
Docking, anchoring and even picking up a mooring ball can be different on a Catamaran then a monohull. We will demonstrate how to make it easy with just two people handling the boat. You would be surprised to find out that many self-taught sailors have been doing things the hard way we show you how to put a little spin on things in ways you may not have thought of to make it easier.
Introduction to South African Catamarans
Ken Bircher the president of the South African Boat Builders Export (SABBEX) association will introduce you to the possibilities of buying a new boat from South Africa, And share some photos of his beautiful country.