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Old 15-12-2003, 11:04   #1
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The American Sailing Association has announced a series of day-long workshops entitled Priorities for Confident Cruising, featuring world-renown sailing adventurers Lin and Larry Pardey. Readers who have marveled at the Pardeys' accounts of their non-motorized world travels for more than three decades can take advantage of this rare chance to learn from the masters in person.
The Pardey's many magazine articles and books such as Capable Cruiser, Cost Conscious Cruiser and Self-Sufficient Sailor have kindled the dreams of ocean travel among eager sailors around the world.
These day-long programs, explore the details of preparing skipper and crew for the realities of affordable cruising. Topics include choosing a boat you can afford, or upgrading the one you have, general boat preparation and preparing for storm management (among others).
The morning session is handled by Lin and Larry working together. In the afternoon the group is split into two. Larry discusses gear maintenance, tips for better engine service, rigging, spares, tools and upgrades. Lin discusses paperwork and financial planning for cruising plus cost saving once you are underway. The afternoon sessions covers gear that will help you be more self-sufficient plus luxuries that really add to the pleasure of cruising. The whole group re-unites for a summation.
Dates and Locations:
Chicago, IL -- January 28, 2004
Miami, FL -- February 11, 2004,
Houston, TX -- March 6, 2004
Oakland, CA -- April 13, 2004
The base price of the workshops is $99 which included lunch. Discounts are available for ASA members, couples and early registration. Register on-line at
The American Sailing Association sets standards for certifying sailing instructors and sailors. Its education system is administered through more than 250 professional certification facilities throughout the world. Contact Harry Munns at P. O. Box 12079, Marina del Rey, CA 90295, (310) 822-7171, (310) 822-4741 (Fax), email or for more information.

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Old 05-01-2004, 21:40   #2
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WHAT !!!! Nothing in the Great Pacific Northwest, the only real west coast cruising ground ?

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I went to the one in Chicago and found it very worth while.
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I concur with you Jack! They're probabley afraid they'll get rained on.
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