From Dream to Reality—Real World Advice for Beginning Cruisers
Duration: 1.5 Hours with lots of time for Q&A
Recording: The live webinar was held on Wednesday, December 12 2012
Instructor:·George and Lynn Stateham
Course Fee:·$20 - SSCA Members /·$30 - Non Members
Registration Closes: Sept. 30
Considering long term and/or long distance cruising? Perhaps you’ve wondered if you should even think about it. Do you enjoy cruising and just like the occasional refresher? If so, you’ll want to attend this webinar presented by George and Lynn Stateham, experienced cruisers who will soon depart on their seventh long distance cruise. Their presentations are noted for being informative, lively, and interesting. They called their first cruise their “Freshman Year.” Now they’re graduate students, but emphasize that they’re still learning. Their experiences are recent enough to relate well to new cruisers.
A few of the topics covered are:
- Getting along in 38’ without yelling
- Managing the ICW
- Spares, tools, and repairs
- Planning and practicing
- Watch Systems that work for two people
- Safety aboard
- Weather forecast resources
- Cruising with pets
- Offshore versus inside legs
- Cruising etiquette
- The Bahamas as a first cruise destination
George and Lynn Stateham have planned and led charter excursions to the Chesapeake and BVIs and have planned and led diving expeditions from the Maldives to the Caribbean. They’ve completed six extended Bahamas cruises, as well as completing multiple east coast and Gulf Stream transits.
Lynn has over 30 years experience on the water in both sail and power cruising and is trained in Indian, Chinese, Malay, and Cordon Bleu cuisine. She is a Dive Master and has earned her General Ham License (KI4TWP). George has over 40 years on and in the water and has experience in both sail and power. He has his 50 ton USCG Master with sail and towing endorsements and is a Master Diver with 10 years as an active instructor. George has also earned his Ham General License (KI4TWO).
Please note: George and Lynn are currently cruising. They'll return to the U.S. in June. They are available for questions, but their response may just take a bit longer... Also, if you are interested in ordering their DVD, it will not be available for shipping until June 2012.