11 – 13 November 2016
All seminars were held at the Santa Cruz de Tenerife Yacht Club.
|Friday 11 November||0930 – 1030||World Cruising Today and main concerns – Jimmy Cornell
Best-selling author of cruising books and pioneer of the cruising rally concept, Jimmy Cornell has sailed over 200,000 miles in all oceans of the world and completed three circumnavigations. Here he gives an overview of the current global cruising scene.
|1045 – 1130||How to support yourself financially while cruising – Luc Callebaut
Luc shares a wealth of experience having worked as a diver, tour guide, film maker, to name but a few of the inventive ways he and partner Jackie have supported themselves for the past twenty years while sailing some of the most desirable cruising grounds of the world.
|1145 – 1230||Offshore routines including communications at sea – Jimmy Cornell|
|1230 – 1345||Lunch break|
|1400 – 1430||Sailing as a family – Doina Cornell
Doina reflects on her experiences of spending seven years with her family from the age of seven while on a world voyage, and comparing it to what sailing family life is like today. A short presentation followed by Q&A with the chance to share tips and experiences.
|1445 – 1615||Women’s forum* with Pascale Guiraudou and Doina Cornell
An informal session chaired by women experienced in long distance cruising and a chance to share your concerns and experiences.
|Saturday 12 November||0930 – 1030||Strategy and tactics for the Atlantic crossing… where to next? Post-Caribbean alternatives – Jimmy Cornell|
|1045 – 1130||Practical matters cruising from the Caribbean to SE Asia – Luc Callebaut
A comprehensive session on security and safety, communications, financial matters, repairs, and much more.
|1145 – 1215||Climate change and the oceans – Doina Cornell
Based on her experiences sailing to Antarctica, the Arctic and Tuvalu, places most threatened by climate change, Doina gives a brief overview of some of the challenges the ocean faces and an introduction to some citizen science projects sailors can get involved with while sailing across the Atlantic.
|1215 – 1330||Lunch break|
|1330 – 1415||Downwind sails – Jimmy Cornell|
|1430 – 1600||Atlantic Forum, Q&A with our panel of transatlantic veterans – Jimmy Cornell , Pascal Guiraudou|
|Sunday 13 November||0930 – 1030||Weather sources on passage Pascal Guiraudou|
|1045 – 1130||Provisioning & fishing – Jimmy Cornell|
|1145 – 1230||Safe diving and snorkelling – Luc Callebaut|
We were incredibly lucky to be able to attend the seminars and have benefited hugely from it all. We have moved on with the answers to many of the questions we were asking ourselves prior to being able to ask the experts for their opinions on so many things.
Thank you for making us all (The Atlantic Crossing Group) so very welcome.
— Phillipa Buchanan