ASA Online: How to Keep Your Boat Shipshape

Mark your calendar and charge up your laptop for the evening of May 2, 2024 when we will be teaching another online class for the American Sailing Association! Sign up to learn all about how to take care of your cruising boat plus plus best practices for prolonging the life of your boat while adventuring offshore and off-grid. Current ASA members receive discounted enrollment.

What's in Our Toolbox & At Sea Repair Kit

Join us at the 2024 Annapolis Boat Show on October 10th to learn what tools are essential for offshore and remote cruising, plus supplies and materials to stock your onboard repair kit with before you set sail for distant shores. We'll walk you through selecting the right tools based on your cruising goals, boat systems, and destinations, plus share our knowledge of how to acquire the hands-on skills you need to successfully maintain and repair your boat when you are off-grid and keen to stay there!

Cruising Boat Electrical Basics Workshop

November 2-3, 2024 Gio and Julie are teaching another jam-packed weekend workshop on marine electrical basics at the Marine Technology Center in Anacortes, WA. If you are a cruiser who wants to gain proficiency in troubleshooting, maintaining, and upgrading your marine electrical systems in accordance with ABYC standards, then this is the workshop for you. Your learning and skill development will culminate with the design, building, and testing of a basic electrical system of your own. 

Mahina Offshore Cruising Hands-On Workshop

Join John Neal, Gio & Julie, Mike Beemer, and a suite of other experienced instructors March 8-9, 2025 at the Marine Technology Center in Anacortes, WA for the 181st Mahina Offshore Cruising Workshop. This is THE event to attend if you have aspirations of sailing offshore. Learn about marine diesel engines, marine electrical, plus sail repair, sewing, anchoring, storm tactics, and the costs of cruising. 

ASA Online: Understanding Your Cruising Boat's Batteries

Good news! If you missed this live class you can still catch the replay to watch as many times as you like! On the evening of February 13, 2024 we taught an incredibly well-attended and received online class covering cruising boat battery basics for the American Sailing Association.

Mahina Virtual Offshore Cruising Seminar

Can't make it to the Mahina Offshore Cruising Workshop in Anacortes? Check out the Mahina Virtual Offshore Cruising Seminar Package! Enjoy all 18 modules of the in-person workshop presented by John Neal and guests (including us!) from wherever you are in the world, on your schedule.