Jimmy Cornell’s Transatlantic Preparation Seminar - London - 12 March 2016


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A very inspiring day!
Ian and Lorraine Cuthbertson

Sharpened our thoughts about our own plans for cruising.
Jennifer Sherlock

A wonderful introduction to Bluewater sailing.
Peter Ramshaw

This comprehensive one-day seminar is based both on Jimmy Cornell’s considerable personal experience and the practical information gathered as the organiser of over 24 transatlantic and six round the world rallies.

In the last 40 years Jimmy has sailed over 200,000 miles, including three circumnavigations as well as voyages to Antarctica and the Northwest Passage.

The seminar will take place:

  • At the Cruising Association House
    London, UK
  • Saturday 12 March 2016



  • £75 per person
    £125 per couple
  • Cruising Association members and Cornell Sailing Events participants will get a 10 % discount.
  • Booking fee includes hand-outs, lunch, coffee and refreshments.


To reserve a place and for more information,
Tel: 01453 543872


0900 – 1030 Southbound:
Essential aspects of preparations and execution of a successful voyage from Northern Europe to the Mediterranean, Madeira, Canary Islands, Eastern Caribbean, and the return voyage home.
1030 – 1045 Break
1045 – 1115 Off-shore communications:
• Satellite • SSB radio • Email • Weather
1115 – 1130 Q&A on communications
1130 – 1200 Energy consumption and generation on a transatlantic voyage
1200 – 1215 Q&A on energy
1215 – 1315 Lunch
1315 – 1430 The main factors that can contribute to the success or failure of a transatlantic voyage.
•  Choice of boat and equipment
•  Financial aspects, the cost of cruising
•  Self-sufficiency: dealing with emergencies, tools and spares.
•  Crew (with Doina Cornell)
1430 – 1530 Practical session onboard Aventura
Hands-on demonstrations of special offshore features onboard Aventura, docked in Limehouse Basin following her successful transit of the Northwest Passage
1530 – 1600 Q&A on Aventura
1600 – 1615 Break
1615 – 1730 Offshore routines
• Watches
• Downwind sails
• Provisions for short-handed sailing
•Tips on sailing in the tropics
• Fishing
1730 – 1800 Q&A on the day’s essential subjects