Welcome

We are Gio & Julie Cappelli, a couple of marine biologists who retrained as certified marine professionals. 

We know what it takes to start cruising quickly and safely, because we did it ourselves. Five months after we bought our first bluewater cruising boat we sailed 10,000 nautical miles across the Pacific. 

If you are ready to gain the practical knowledge, experience, and self-sufficiency needed to accomplish your cruising goals safely and comfortably, we are here to help you succeed.

Training expeditions are fun offshore sail training experiences following John Neal's Mahina Expeditions curriculum aboard a bluewater boat. You'll master seamanship, navigation, maintenance, & more. 2024 & 2025 expeditions will explore British Columbia and Alaska.

Tailored sail training on your boat

Private training aboard your boat that is tailored to your specific needs is the best way to gain insurance qualification plus confidence and competence at sea and in close quarters. We're happy to travel anywhere on the globe to meet you and your boat.

Boat refit & readiness consultation

An evaluation of offshore refit projects you are currently considering tackling and priority project recommendations. Consideration is given to your cruising goals, technical and mechanical skills, timeline to departure, budget, cruising grounds, and lifestyle preferences.

Cruising skills seminars

It's true, we really love teaching! Cruising boat maintenance, hands on workshops, online classes, and boat show seminars keep us busy and we love it. We've got a pretty stellar seminars on the calendar for 2024 - check them out and we hope to see you there!

NEW offshore logbook

We are excited to announce the release of our offshore logbook. This rugged logbook is rooted in our passagemaking experience with input from John Neal and printed on rite-in-the-rain paper. Many thanks to Backstay for making our logbook dreams come true!

If you are ready to prepare yourself and your boat for offshore or extended cruising, then let us help you set sail with confidence

How we set you up for successful cruising

At Pelagic Blue Cruising Services, our goal is to give you the training and preparation you need to realize your cruising dreams and set sail for adventure. We specialize in offshore sail training and simple, robust, redundant offshore vessel refit support.

Whether you want to learn more about your new boat, get professional guidance on ABYC and NMEA compliant DIY refit projects and system upgrades, plan your next cruise, learn valuable sailing skills from experienced captains, we are here to help you through every step of your cruising journey. 

We exist to help you DIY the right way. Because we know that at sea, you, your crew, and your boat are your best and most critical assets. 

No matter where you are in the world, we can help.