Chicago to Europe and Back - Ocean Voyaging Strategies: The logistics of an Atlantic Circle
|Friday, January 10, 8:00 am||Room S403||John Kretschmer|
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If crossing the Atlantic by sailboat is on your mind, put this workshop on your agenda. One of the most experienced offshore sailors in the world, John Kretschmer, will share wisdom gleaned from 27 Atlantic crossings in an entertaining, informative and inspiring session. You’ll gain insight on everything it takes to plan and complete a successful journey. Topics covered include crossing the Atlantic in both directions, how to choose and outfit your boat, crew selection, responsibility and leadership, timing options, routes from the Great Lakes to the coast, weather forecasting, heavy weather strategies, landfall details and most importantly, how to manage long ocean passages.
About John Kretschmer
John Kretschmer has been in the breezes, as Joshua Slocum put it, most of his life. A professional sailor and writer, he is an accomplished ocean voyager, having logged more than 300,000 offshore miles. He led a long ago record- breaking voyage from New York to San Francisco by way of Cape Horn.