Cruising Readiness – an all-day seminar

  • Instructor:
    Lisa & Andy Batchelor
  • Level:
    Beginning 101 Intermediate 201
  • Date:
    Wednesday, October 9, 2024
  • Time:
    8:15 - 3:45

Cruising and living onboard for extended periods present unique opportunities for cruisers. Preparing yourselves and your boat for the cruising life can be an exciting yet confusing prospect. Lisa and Andy Batchelor share their wealth of sailing and cruising knowledge in this interactive and comprehensive seminar to demystify, inform and inspire.

Whether you are an aspiring cruiser, a weekend cruiser or you plan to someday embark on a circumnavigation, this all-day seminar is designed to provide the knowledge to plan, prepare for and successfully execute your cruising dreams. The seminar includes wide-ranging topics that will enable you to operate smoothly and safely, including:

  • Finding your cruising “Why”
  • Boat selection
  • Outfitting systems and gear
  • Predeparture strategy
  • Sailpower for cruisers
  • Provisioning for cruising and passages
  • Situational awareness and stress management
  • Passagemaking, route planning & watchstanding

You’ll hear strategies, stories, and tips to inspire your cruising plans, rounded off by a Q&A session.

Lisa and Andy are the writers of numerous cruising textbooks for ASA, and are the primary contributing writers for ASA’s Advanced Cruising & Seamanship text.

  • This course is rated as a beginner/introductory (101) to intermediate (201) course