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March 2018

Radar for Navigation and Collision Avoidance – Part 2 by Mark Bunzel

March 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45.00

Radar is one of the most versatile systems of all of the marine electronics on your boat. Most boat owners only know how to use about 10% of the capabilities of their marine radar. This becomes more challenging when there are multiple targets approaching from various directions and speeds in restricted visability. The manuals that come with a radar system tell you what the buttons do, but not how to confidently use radar for both collision avoidance and navigation. This…

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April 2018

Upgrading your sailboat for simplicity and performance: Rigging & Maintenance

April 6 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$45

Instructor: Andy Schwenk Every sailor can learn new tips and techniques like reducing friction, ways to ascend the rig, backstay adjusters, top down furling for spinnaker, preventers, offshore gear from drifters to trysails, carbon and synthetic rigging, and trends in gear. This course will cover everything from: mast bases, goosenecks, spreaders, lighting, chainplates, furlers (main, headsail, spinnaker), reefing systems, fairleads, and more! People think sailing is expensive and difficult, it should not be difficult. This course will have three workstations:…

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Offshore Cruising Seminar

April 7
$145

Worldwide cruisers and instructors, John and Amanda Neal, will be joining the 2018 Cruisers College program with their well regarded Offshore Cruising Seminar. The nine-hour seminar details the 18 topics listed below. Each topic has a dedicated PowerPoint presentation that closely follows the seminar’s invaluable 260-page Offshore Cruising Companion. This highly-organized format allows you to easily follow, absorb understand plus retain critical information enabling you to save years and thousands of dollars as you prepare for your cruising adventures. Questions are…

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Diesel & Electrical for the offshore cruiser

April 8 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
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$145

Instructor: Michael Beemer Cruisers College will offer a combination of diesel and electrical topics for the offshore sailor. The further you venture, the more important it is to understand these critical systems. Diesel engines are really reliable pieces of machinery if you do a few simple things like clean fuel and cooling system maintenance. Electrical systems, as every sailor knows, are critical for safety and comfort.  Let’s work on “Keeping it Alive” for these two systems. Sample of topics covered:…

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Cruising Desolation Sound and The Broughtons Seminar

April 21 @ 8:30 am
Marine Technology Center, 1606 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221 United States
$150.00 - $250.00

Instructors: Mark Bunzel, Michael Beemer, and Lynette Brower Spend a day learning about some of the most magical and  easily accessible cruising in our area! Long time experts will teach you about clearing Canadian Customs, navigating through the Gulf Islands, selecting a weather window to cross the Strait of Georgia, where to go in Desolation Sound, how to anchor and stern tie, provisional, and much more.  The seminar will include information on cruising to Princess Louisa Inlet and transiting Malibu…

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