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. You'll master seamanship, navigation, maintenance, & more. 2024 & 2025 expeditions will explore the Pacific Northwest. In 2025 you'll sail aboard a Garcia Exploration 45 outfitted for expedition sailing.

Tailored training on your boat

Private sailing and maintenance instruction aboard your boat that is tailored to your specific needs is the best way to gain insurance qualification plus confidence and competence operating and maintaining your boat. We're happy to travel anywhere on the globe to meet you and your boat to assist you with training.

Cruising skills classes

Cruising boat maintenance, hands-on workshops, online classes, and boat show seminars are great ways to learn essential cruising skills and build your network. We've got a pretty stellar seminars on the calendar for 2024; 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 our publisher, Backstay!

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 ocean sail training and teaching you professional-level cruising skills that will help you stay out cruising longer and have more fun.