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Great Lakes Basic Marine Weather Seminar - For Power Boaters & Sailors

Designed to provide a basic understanding of marine meteorology.

Class details

Instruction provided by:
Mark Thornton

Location: Lower Level - S106a

Reserve your spot

Catamaran Cruising Seminar

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Instruction provided by:
Jeff Grossman and Jean Levine Grossman

Location: Lower Level- S106a

Reserve your spot

Marine Diesel Engines: Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Understanding and maintaining diesel engines

Class details

Instruction provided by:
Nigel Calder

Location: Lower Level - S106b

Reserve your spot

Understanding and Troubleshooting Boat Electrical Systems

Step-by-step troubleshooting techniques for electrical systems

Class details

Instruction provided by:
Nigel Calder

Location: Lower Level- S106b

Reserve your spot

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Traveling with Pets

How to best prepare for travel with pets - what you need to know.

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Speaker: Dave Solberg

Location: RV Info Center

Heavy Weather Lessons for Ocean Sailors

Exner shares his experience and strategy for heavy weather offshore

Seminar details

Speaker: Paul Exner

Location: 102d

Rigging Inspections

Learn to perform your own rig inspections

Seminar details

Speaker: David Ramer

Location: 102bc

Navigation Strategies to Help Keep Your Yachting Lifestyle in Your Retirement Years

Six steps that to allow for your yachting lifestyle in retirement.

Seminar details

Speaker: Bill Bloom

Location: 102a

Northern Michigan; A Pine Tree Paradise

Focus on the Michigan’s Northern Lower Peninsula

Seminar details

Speaker: Dave Conrad

Location: 103a

RV Repair Club - Connecting to the Campground

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Speaker: Dave Solberg

Short Handed Sail Handling

Seminar details

Speaker: Travis Blain

Location: 102d

Diesel Engine Maintenance

Diesel basics with sample engine and casual question and answer format

Seminar details

Speaker: Ryan Bumber and John Casey

Location: 102bc

Anchoring

Anchor locker outfitting for extended cruising, gear techniques

Seminar details

Speaker: Greg Kutsen

Location: 102a

Experience Boating in the Apostle Islands: The Caribbean of the North

Take your next vacation in the 'Caribbean of the North'

Seminar details

Speaker: Cindy Kalow

Location: 103a

RV Repair Club - Cool RV Tools, Gadgets and Must Have Apps

Seminar details

Speaker: Dave Solberg

RV Buyers Seminar

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Speaker: Dave Solberg

RV Repair Club -Towing With Truck and Trailer

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Speaker: Dave Solberg

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Hang on Sloopy: The Joys of Anchoring

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Speaker: Alan Veenstra

Location: 102d

Discover Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

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Speaker: Kipton Walton

Location: 101b

Wilderness Cruising at Isle Royale National Park

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Speaker: Niels Jensen

Location: 104a

Multihull Cruising…. Is there one in your future!

Seminar details

Speaker: Gino Morrelli

Location: 101a

Cored Fiberglass Repairs

Demonstration of repair to cored fiberglass laminate

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Speaker: Phil Pollard

Location: 102bc

Weather Makers: Understanding Low Pressure Systems

Learn type of wind weather to expect from low pressure system

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Speaker: Mark Thornton

Location: 103a

What's It Like to Live-Aboard a Cruising Sailboat on a Long Voyage?

Seminar details

Speaker: Paul Exner

Location: 104a

Launching and Re-Entry: Successfully Beginning and Ending the Big Voyage Over the Horizon

Plan for smooth sailing before, during, and after your journey

Seminar details

Speaker: Heather Lyn Mann

Location: 102a

Care and Maintenance of Your RV

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Speaker: Dave Solberg

Location: RV Info Center

RV Repair Club - Cool RV Tools, Gadgets and Must Have Apps

Seminar details

Speaker: Dave Solberg

Navigation Strategies to Help Keep Your Yachting Lifestyle in Your Retirement Years

Six steps that to allow for your yachting lifestyle in retirement.

Seminar details

Speaker: Bill Bloom

Location: 103d

Rigging Overview

Extend the life of your mast

Seminar details

Speaker: Colin Mack

Location: 104a

Northern Michigan; A Pine Tree Paradise

Focus on the Michigan’s Northern Lower Peninsula

Seminar details

Speaker: Dave Conrad

Location: 101b

Gelcoat Repair

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Speaker: Phil Pollard

Location: 102bc

Onboard Crisis Management

Lessons learned from the author's many years at sea.

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Speaker: John Kretschmer

Location: 102d

"She-manship" Increase Your Effectiveness As a Female Boating Partner

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Speaker: Cindy Kalow

Location: 101a

All You Need to Know to Sail a Boat

What beginners eed to know & what veteran sailors can't explain!

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Speaker: Amy Gross-Kehoe

Location: 101a

How to buy a Used Boat

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Speaker: Rich Stearns

Location: 102a

Traveling with Pets

How to best prepare for travel with pets - what you need to know.

Seminar details

Speaker: Dave Solberg

Cruising Cat Sailing Tips and Tricks

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Speaker: Gino Morrelli

Location: 103d

Keeping Your Relationship Afloat

Learn to balance diverse personalities and needs aboard.

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Speaker: Wendy Hinman

Location: 101b

Everything You Need to Know About Your Yacht Insurance Policy

Yacht insurance overview

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Speaker: Cary R. Wiener

Location: 104a

Buff your Boat

Fiberglass buffing techniques and materials demonstration

Seminar details

Speaker: Phil Pollard

Location: 102bc

Thunderstorms: A Primer for Coastal and Inland Sailors

Examine the various types of thunderstorms

Seminar details

Speaker: Mark Thornton

Location: 103a

Choosing the Correnct Blocks can Change the Way you Sail

Choosing the Correnct Blocks can Change the Way you Sail

Seminar details

Speaker: Jim Andersen

Location: 101a

Planning Your Great Loop Adventure

Prepare and plan for your Great Loop Adventure!

Seminar details

Speaker: Kimberly Russo

Location: 102d

Wilderness Cruising at Isle Royale National Park

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Speaker: Niels Jensen

Location: 102a

On the Rocks in the North Channel

Discover one of the premier cruising grounds in North America

Seminar details

Speaker: Steve Wyckoff and Mike Morris

Location: 102a

Medical Emergencies

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Speaker: Greg Kutsen

Location: 104a

Taking the Leap from Day Sailing to Sailing Offshore

Planning, navigation, safety and seamanship skills

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Speaker: Stu Friedman

Location: 101a

Basic Sail Trim

Proper sail handling techniques for getting the most out of your sails

Seminar details

Speaker: Whitney Kent

Location: 101b

Steering System Maintenance

Steering system overview with emphasis on maintenance

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Speaker: Tim Loftus and Dan Bochnovic

Location: 102bc

Sea Trials

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Speaker: Wendy Hinman

Location: 101b

Motorhome Driving/Towing

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Speaker: Dave Solberg

Atlantic Passages: Strategies, Gear Choices and Other Wrinkles

Learn routes, best crossing times, coping with calm & storms

Seminar details

Speaker: John Kretschmer

Location: 102d

Demystifying Rig Tune

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Speaker: Andy Camarda

Location: 103d

RV Buyers Seminar

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Speaker: Dave Solberg

Mackinac Island - More than Forts & Fudge

Discover one of Michigan’s favorite vacationing locations

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Speaker: Steve Wyckoff and Mike Morris

Location: 102a

Safe Boating Chicago with Q & A

Enjoy safe boating on Chicago's lake front and on the Chicago River.

Seminar details

Speaker: Chicago Harbor Safety Committee

Location: 103a

Experience Boating in the Apostle Islands: The Caribbean of the North

Take your next vacation in the 'Caribbean of the North'

Seminar details

Speaker: Cindy Kalow

Location: 101a

How to Get Taken for a Ride (Crew Opportunities)

Get sailboat racing without a lot of money or experience!

Seminar details

Speaker: Diane Bouckaert and Vito Bitondo

Location: 102d

Break it with Dave

Use Crowley’s rigging tester to break stuff!

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Speaker: David Ramer

Location: 102bc

Performance Handicapping Roundtable

Explore methods for determining the speed potential for classes

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Speaker: Paul Ansfield

The Story of ROBERT ALLAN II - 82 years of boating in Chicago

The story of this vessel, her restoration and active life on the lake.

Seminar details

Speaker: Toby Lindo

Location: 101b

Upgrade Your RV - LED Lights, Flat Screen TV and More

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Speaker: Dave Solberg

Passing the Mac Bridge, straight to the Podium” - Weather, Technology & Strategy

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Speaker: Ron White, David Hughes & Lisa Curio-Gaston

Location: 103a

Best of the Loop

Best lock, lighthouse, wildlife sighting, restaurant and more.

Seminar details

Speaker: Kimberly Russo

Location: 102a

Electric Shock Drowning

Electric shock: drowning explanation and safety tips

Seminar details

Speaker: Grant Crowley

Location: 102bc

Launching and Re-Entry: Successfully Beginning and Ending the Big Voyage Over the Horizon

Plan for smooth sailing before, during, and after your journey

Seminar details

Speaker: Heather Lyn Mann

Location: 102d

RV Repair Club - Refrigerators

Seminar details

Speaker: Dave Solberg

Friday, January 12, 2018

Great Lakes Basic Marine Weather Seminar - For Power Boaters & Sailors

Designed to provide a basic understanding of marine meteorology.

Seminar details

Speaker: Mark Thornton

Location: Lower Level - S106a

Reserve your spot

Multihull Cruising…. Is there one in your future!

Seminar details

Speaker: Gino Morrelli

Location: 101a

Onboard Crisis Management

Lessons learned from the author's many years at sea.

Seminar details

Speaker: John Kretschmer

Location: 102d

Steering System Maintenance

Steering system overview with emphasis on maintenance

Seminar details

Speaker: Tim Loftus and Dan Bochnovic

Location: 102bc

Cruising the Michigan Shore

Sailing on Lake Michigan's sandy shore -- St Joe to Frankfort

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Speaker: Lou Bruska

Location: 101b

Short Handed Sail Handling

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Speaker: Travis Blain

Location: 103d

Take the Drama Out of Your Dream

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Speaker: Jeff Grossman and Jean Levine Grossman

Location: 102a

Specialty Varnish for Accessories

Tips on safe and efficient varnish

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Speaker: Mary Richter

Location: 104a

Sailing Playbook

Ready for the 2018 sailing season!

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Speaker: Keith Church

Location: 103a

RV Buyers Seminar

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Speaker: Dave Solberg

Location: RV Info Center

Canal Boating in France

Highlights of canal boat trips in Burgundy and Brittany.

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Speaker: Tadji Kretschmer

Location: 102d

Crew Overboard

Recovery techniques for sailing cruisers and racers

Seminar details

Speaker: Brian Adams

Location: 104a

On the Rocks in the North Channel

Discover one of the premier cruising grounds in North America

Seminar details

Speaker: Steve Wyckoff and Mike Morris

Location: 102a

Splicing with Dave

Hands on three strand splicing class

Seminar details

Speaker: David Ramer

Location: 102bc

Realities of Cruising

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Speaker: Wendy Hinman

Location: 101a

How to Get a Start in Sailboat Racing

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Speaker: Rich Stearns

Location: 101b

Tactics and Strategy

Learn racing strategy and tactics for the winning tack!

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Speaker: Nick Turney

Location: 103d

Energy Systems for Sailing off the Grid

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Speaker: Nigel Calder

Location: 103a

RV Repair Club -120 Volt Electrical

Seminar details

Speaker: Dave Solberg

Anchoring

Anchor locker outfitting for extended cruising, gear techniques

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Speaker: Greg Kutsen

Location: 103a

Cruising and Writing: How to Share Your Amazing Journey with Family, Friends, and the World

Find your voice and get published while underway.

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Speaker: Heather Lyn Mann

Location: 101b

Force-Ten Storm Sailing Strategies

Join a ively discussion on handling modern boats in serious conditions

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Speaker: John Kretschmer

Location: 102d

Bleeding your Fuel System While out to Sea

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Speaker: Mark Kish

Location: 104a

Racing Details Everyone Forgets

Check off the best practices to successful regattas.

Seminar details

Speaker: Dawn Riley

Location: 103d

Experience Boating in the Apostle Islands: The Caribbean of the North

Take your next vacation in the 'Caribbean of the North'

Seminar details

Speaker: Cindy Kalow

Location: 101a

Break it with Dave

Use Crowley’s rigging tester to break stuff!

Seminar details

Speaker: David Ramer

Location: 102bc

The Countdown to Cruising

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Speaker: George Day

Location: 102a

RV Repair Club - Things to Know Before You Go

Seminar details

Speaker: Dave Solberg

Traveling with Pets

How to best prepare for travel with pets - what you need to know.

Seminar details

Speaker: Dave Solberg

Do-it-Yourself Diesel Engine Survey

Nigel Calder examines core installation and maintenance issues.

Seminar details

Speaker: Nigel Calder

Location: 102d

Offshore Medical Emergencies (two hours)

Learn to handle onboard medical emergencies with rock star confidence

Seminar details

Speaker: Shelly Galligan

Location: 104a

Basic Fiberglass Lay Ups

Demonstration of basic fiberglass repair techniques

Seminar details

Speaker: Phil Pollard

Location: 102bc

Women and Cruising

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Speaker: Alan Veenstra

Location: 101a

Exploring Antigua and Guadeloupe

Discover underwater fantasylands, steady trade winds & French culture

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Speaker: Jeff Grossman and Jean Levine Grossman

Location: 103a

Sail Trim and Shape Analysis

Learn to get the most speed out of your sails.

Seminar details

Speaker: Nick Turney

Location: 102a

Make your Passion you Mission

Dawn Riley charts your course from the cubical to the high seas.

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Speaker: Dawn Riley

Location: 103d

A Guide to Cruising the Great Loop

Learn the the basics of planning for and cruising America's Great

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Speaker: Kimberly Russo

Location: 101b

RV Buyers Seminar

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Speaker: Dave Solberg

Couples: Docking and Anchoring for Two

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Speaker: Jeff Grossman and Jean Levine Grossman

Location: 103a

Personal Safety Onboard

Learn about the latest safety equipment.

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Speaker: Brian Adams

Location: 103d

Cruising Western Lake Erie

Discover a unique and wonderful Great Lakes cruising ground.

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Speaker: Lou Bruska

Location: 102a

Currents of the Great Lakes

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Speaker: Niels Jensen

Location: 101b

Offshore Medical Emergencies (two hours)

Learn to handle onboard medical emergencies with rock star confidence

Seminar details

Speaker: Shelly Galligan

Location: 104a

Cored Fiberglass Repairs

Demonstration of repair to cored fiberglass laminate

Seminar details

Speaker: Phil Pollard

Location: 102bc

Hurricane IRMA: How our family and SV Solstice Survived

Paul Exner survives one of the strongest storms in history

Seminar details

Speaker: Paul Exner

Location: 102d

All You Need to Know to Sail a Boat

What beginners eed to know & what veteran sailors can't explain!

Seminar details

Speaker: Amy Gross-Kehoe

Location: 101a

St. Mary's River and the Soo Locks

Seminar details

Speaker: Niels Jensen

Location: 102a

Electric Shock Drowning

Electric shock: drowning explanation and safety tips

Seminar details

Speaker: Grant Crowley

Location: 102bc

Safe Boating Chicago with Q & A

Enjoy safe boating on Chicago's lake front and on the Chicago River.

Seminar details

Speaker: Chicago Harbor Safety Committee

Location: 103a

Tips and Tricks for Cruising

Seminar details

Speaker: Wendy Hinman

Location: 102d

Mac Safety & Preparation

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Speaker: Jay Kehoe, Chris Thomas, Matt Gallagher, Harken & Sarah Renz

Location: 103a

RV Repair Club - Refrigerators

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Speaker: Dave Solberg

RV Repair Club -12-Volt Electrical

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Speaker: Dave Solberg

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Catamaran Cruising Seminar

Seminar details

Speaker: Jeff Grossman and Jean Levine Grossman

Location: Lower Level- S106a

Reserve your spot

Marine Diesel Engines: Maintenance and Troubleshooting

Understanding and maintaining diesel engines

Seminar details

Speaker: Nigel Calder

Location: Lower Level - S106b

Reserve your spot

Navigation Strategies to Help Keep Your Yachting Lifestyle in Your Retirement Years

Six steps that to allow for your yachting lifestyle in retirement.

Seminar details

Speaker: Bill Bloom

Location: 101a

Resurgence: A Grassroots Approach to Growing your Fleet

Creating pathways to sailing for sailors of all ages

Seminar details

Speaker: Eric Bussell

Location: 103d

Go Small. Go Simple. Go now

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Speaker: Wendy Hinman

Location: 102d

Splicing with Dave

Hands on three strand splicing class

Seminar details

Speaker: David Ramer

Location: 102bc

Medical Emergencies

Seminar details

Speaker: Greg Kutsen

Location: 103a

Demystifying the Wind

Examine the dynamics that change the wind

Seminar details

Speaker: Mark Thornton

Location: 102a

St. Mary's River and the Soo Locks

Seminar details

Speaker: Niels Jensen

Location: 101b

J/105 Go Fast Tips

2018 J/105 North American Championship Go Fast Tips

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Speaker: Kerry Klingler

Location: 104a

RV Repair Club - Cool RV Tools, Gadgets and Must Have Apps

Seminar details

Speaker: Dave Solberg

Location: RV Info Center

Cruising Green Bay

Green Bay for the finest cruising grounds on the Great Lakes

Seminar details

Speaker: Lou Bruska

Location: 101b

Emergency Communications

Learn the various ways to ask for help in a distress situation.

Seminar details

Speaker: Brian Adams

Location: 103d

Basic Diesel Maintenance

Learn about basic diesel engine maintenance procedures that can h

Seminar details

Speaker: Mark Kish

Location: 101a

DAMES AT SEA: Q&A with Females Afloat

Your questions answered by an expert panel of women sailors.

Seminar details

Speaker: Heather Lyn Mann

Location: 103a

Rigging Inspections

Learn to perform your own rig inspections

Seminar details

Speaker: David Ramer

Location: 102bc

Put Fun into your Junior Program

Ways to incorporate more fun in your Summer Sailing program!

Seminar details

Speaker: Amy Gross-Kehoe

Location: 104a

Atlantic Passages: Strategies, Gear Choices and Other Wrinkles

Learn routes, best crossing times, coping with calm & storms

Seminar details

Speaker: John Kretschmer

Location: 102d

Asymmetrical Spinnaker Flying

Seminar details

Speaker: Rich Stearns

Location: 102a

RV Buyers Seminar

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Speaker: Dave Solberg

Get on the Water by becoming Crew Member

Join your friends, family and co-workers out on the water!

Seminar details

Speaker: Chis Garbacz

Location: 104a

Force-Ten Storm Sailing Strategies

Join a ively discussion on handling modern boats in serious conditions

Seminar details

Speaker: John Kretschmer

Location: 102d

Choosing the Correnct Blocks can Change the Way you Sail

Choosing the Correnct Blocks can Change the Way you Sail

Seminar details

Speaker: Jim Andersen

Location: 101a

Best of the Loop

Best lock, lighthouse, wildlife sighting, restaurant and more.

Seminar details

Speaker: Kimberly Russo

Location: 101b

Taking the Leap from Day Sailing to Sailing Offshore

Planning, navigation, safety and seamanship skills

Seminar details

Speaker: Stu Friedman

Location: 102a

Learning STEM Skills by Building Small Boats

Seminar details

Speaker: Toby Lindo

Location: 103a

Racing Panel of Experts

Join a panel of experts and learn how to improve your racing game.

Seminar details

Location: 103d

Diesel Engine Maintenance

Diesel basics with sample engine and casual question and answer format

Seminar details

Speaker: Ryan Bumber and John Casey

Location: 102bc

RV Repair Club -12-Volt Electrical

Seminar details

Speaker: Dave Solberg

What’s new in the Mac Race

Have your questions answered about the 2017 Mac race.

Seminar details

Speaker: Steve Dorfman, Chris Thomas, Sarah Renz, Tom Falck Renz

Location: 103d

Maintain your Batteries and Charging System

Overview of 12 volt batteries and charging systems

Seminar details

Speaker: Dan Bochnovic

Location: 102bc

Canal Boating in France

Highlights of canal boat trips in Burgundy and Brittany.

Seminar details

Speaker: Tadji Kretschmer

Location: 104a

Caribbean Charter Scene After the Hurricanes

Caribbean Charter Scene After the Hurricanes

Seminar details

Speaker: George Day

Location: 103a

Cruising Cat Sailing Tips and Tricks

Seminar details

Speaker: Gino Morrelli

Location: 102d

Tips and Tricks for Cruising

Seminar details

Speaker: Wendy Hinman

Location: 102a

Northern Michigan; A Pine Tree Paradise

Focus on the Michigan’s Northern Lower Peninsula

Seminar details

Speaker: Dave Conrad

Location: 101b

Comfortable In Your Own Skin

Enjoy the the water and take care of your skin

Seminar details

Speaker: Edit Olasz Harken, MD, PhD

Location: 101a

Traveling in National Parks

Seminar details

Speaker: Dave Solberg

Hang on Sloopy: The Joys of Anchoring

Seminar details

Speaker: Alan Veenstra

Location: 101b

What's It Like to Live-Aboard a Cruising Sailboat on a Long Voyage?

Seminar details

Speaker: Paul Exner

Location: 101a

Sail Trim and Shape Analysis

Learn to get the most speed out of your sails.

Seminar details

Speaker: Nick Turney

Location: 102d

Rigging Overview

Extend the life of your mast

Seminar details

Speaker: Colin Mack

Location: 104a

Gelcoat Repair

Seminar details

Speaker: Phil Pollard

Location: 102bc

Basic Sail Trim

Proper sail handling techniques for getting the most out of your sails

Seminar details

Speaker: Whitney Kent

Location: 102a

Foiling!

The fun, the pathways into it and the future

Seminar details

Speaker: Dawn Riley

Location: 103d

Stuff Happens: Personal Resilience Tools for those Hair-raising "Adventures" at Sea

Gain confidence under stress with easy-to-learn tools

Seminar details

Speaker: Heather Lyn Mann

Location: 103a

Traveling with Pets

How to best prepare for travel with pets - what you need to know.

Seminar details

Speaker: Dave Solberg

RV Buyers Seminar

Seminar details

Speaker: Dave Solberg

Living with Limited Refrigeration

Seminar details

Speaker: Wendy Hinman

Location: 101a

Buff your Boat

Fiberglass buffing techniques and materials demonstration

Seminar details

Speaker: Phil Pollard

Location: 102bc

The Story of ROBERT ALLAN II - 82 years of boating in Chicago

The story of this vessel, her restoration and active life on the lake.

Seminar details

Speaker: Toby Lindo

Location: 102d

How to Get Taken for a Ride (Crew Opportunities)

Get sailboat racing without a lot of money or experience!

Seminar details

Speaker: Diane Bouckaert and Vito Bitondo

Location: 103a

Event Preparation

Seminar details

Speaker: Nick Turney

Location: 103d

Varnish 101: Safe and Efficient Varnish Basics (two hours)

Informative, photo packed, presentation that includes handouts

Seminar details

Speaker: Mary Richter

Location: 101b

Marine Weather Primer

Basic principles and online forecasting resources

Seminar details

Speaker: Mark Thornton

Location: 102a

J/111 Go Fast Tips

2018 J/111 North American Championship Go Fast Tips

Seminar details

Speaker: Kerry Klingler

Location: 104a

Varnish 201: Advanced Topics in Varnish Application (two hours)

Step-by-step pro tips for a spectacular marine varinsh

Seminar details

Speaker: Mary Richter

Location: 101b

Doppler Weather Radar: A Sailor’s Best Friend

Lean the tips and tricks of Doppler radar.

Seminar details

Speaker: Mark Thornton

Location: 102a

RV Repair Club - Connecting to the Campground

Seminar details

Speaker: Dave Solberg

Safe Boating Chicago with Q & A

Enjoy safe boating on Chicago's lake front and on the Chicago River.

Seminar details

Speaker: Chicago Harbor Safety Committee

Location: 103a

Hurricane IRMA: How our family and SV Solstice Survived

Paul Exner survives one of the strongest storms in history

Seminar details

Speaker: Paul Exner

Location: 102d

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Understanding and Troubleshooting Boat Electrical Systems

Step-by-step troubleshooting techniques for electrical systems

Seminar details

Speaker: Nigel Calder

Location: Lower Level- S106b

Reserve your spot

Personal Safety Onboard

Learn about the latest safety equipment.

Seminar details

Speaker: Brian Adams

Location: 103a

Splicing with Dave

Hands on three strand splicing class

Seminar details

Speaker: David Ramer

Location: 102bc

Offshore Medical Emergencies (two hours)

Learn to handle onboard medical emergencies with rock star confidence

Seminar details

Speaker: Shelly Galligan

Location: 101b

Cruising Green Bay

Green Bay for the finest cruising grounds on the Great Lakes

Seminar details

Speaker: Lou Bruska

Location: 102a

What's It Like to Live-Aboard a Cruising Sailboat on a Long Voyage?

Seminar details

Speaker: Paul Exner

Location: 102d

RV Repair Club -120 Volt Electrical

Seminar details

Speaker: Dave Solberg

Location: RV Info Center

Offshore Medical Emergencies (two hours)

Learn to handle onboard medical emergencies with rock star confidence

Seminar details

Speaker: Shelly Galligan

Location: 101b

Go Small. Go Simple. Go now

Seminar details

Speaker: Wendy Hinman

Location: 102a

Sail Trim and Shape Analysis

Learn to get the most speed out of your sails.

Seminar details

Speaker: Nick Turney

Location: 103a

Rigging Inspections

Learn to perform your own rig inspections

Seminar details

Speaker: David Ramer

Location: 102bc

Doppler Weather Radar: A Sailor’s Best Friend

Lean the tips and tricks of Doppler radar.

Seminar details

Speaker: Mark Thornton

Location: 101a

Day Sailing from the Great Lakes to the Caribbean

Chart the route a couple can take from Great Lakes to the Caribbean

Seminar details

Speaker: Jeff Grossman and Jean Levine Grossman

Location: 102d

J/109 Go Fast Tips

2018 J/109 Midwest Racing Season Go Fast Tips

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Speaker: Kerry Klingler

Location: 103d

Boondocking

Seminar details

Speaker: Dave Solberg

Heavy Weather Lessons for Ocean Sailors

Exner shares his experience and strategy for heavy weather offshore

Seminar details

Speaker: Paul Exner

Location: 101a

Event Preparation

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Speaker: Nick Turney

Location: 103a

Asymmetrical Spinnaker Flying

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Speaker: Rich Stearns

Location: 102d

Seven years on a 31-foot boat and still married!

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Speaker: Wendy Hinman

Location: 102a

RV Buyers Seminar

Seminar details

Speaker: Dave Solberg

Comfortable In Your Own Skin

Enjoy the the water and take care of your skin

Seminar details

Speaker: Edit Olasz Harken, MD, PhD

Location: 101b

Diesel Engine Maintenance

Diesel basics with sample engine and casual question and answer format

Seminar details

Speaker: Ryan Bumber and John Casey

Location: 102bc

Emergency Communications

Learn the various ways to ask for help in a distress situation.

Seminar details

Speaker: Brian Adams

Location: 103d

Maintain your Batteries and Charging System

Overview of 12 volt batteries and charging systems

Seminar details

Speaker: Dan Bochnovic

Location: 102bc

Short Handed Sail Handling

Seminar details

Speaker: Travis Blain

Location: 101a

Stuff Happens: Personal Resilience Tools for those Hair-raising "Adventures" at Sea

Gain confidence under stress with easy-to-learn tools

Seminar details

Speaker: Heather Lyn Mann

Location: 102a

Women and Cruising

Seminar details

Speaker: Alan Veenstra

Location: 102d

Anchoring

Anchor locker outfitting for extended cruising, gear techniques

Seminar details

Speaker: Greg Kutsen

Location: 101b

Multihull Cruising…. Is there one in your future!

Seminar details

Speaker: Gino Morrelli

Location: 103a

Onboarding for your first Mac

Gaining experience, available resources and new crew Speakers Tom Fal

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Speaker: Tom Falck, Jack Toliver, Olaf Andersson, Shawn O’Neill, Nancy Snyder Renz

Location: 103d

RV Repair Club -Towing With Truck and Trailer

Seminar details

Speaker: Dave Solberg

RV Repair Club - Cool RV Tools, Gadgets and Must Have Apps

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Speaker: Dave Solberg

Safe Boating Chicago with Q & A

Enjoy safe boating on Chicago's lake front and on the Chicago River.

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Speaker: Chicago Harbor Safety Committee

Location: 103a

Get on the Water by becoming Crew Member

Join your friends, family and co-workers out on the water!

Seminar details

Speaker: Chis Garbacz

Location: 101b

Cruising and Writing: How to Share Your Amazing Journey with Family, Friends, and the World

Find your voice and get published while underway.

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Speaker: Heather Lyn Mann

Location: 102d

Cruising Western Lake Erie

Discover a unique and wonderful Great Lakes cruising ground.

Seminar details

Speaker: Lou Bruska

Location: 102a

Steering System Maintenance

Steering system overview with emphasis on maintenance

Seminar details

Speaker: Tim Loftus and Dan Bochnovic

Location: 102bc

J/88 Go Fast Tips

2018 J/88 North American Championship go fast tips

Seminar details

Speaker: Kerry Klingler

Location: 101a

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