Women and the Realities of Voyaging – Seminar

This one day course, offered by BlueWater Cruising, is designed for women who are planning an offshore adventure or extended cruising.  Both speakers were featured at the 2018 VIBS Women’s Day and received amazing feedback for their depth of knowledge.  The event is being held in Nanoose Bay on Vancouver Island, for more information or to purchase tickets, click here.

Liza Copeland

In the morning, Liza Copeland will present a seminar called ‘Voyaging Realities and Routines’ focusing on what it is really like to be at sea; covering sailing, weather, safety, health and more.  Liza will finish with some open discussion about arriving in a foreign port, boat organization, and how to live with your partner/crew 24 hours a day for extended periods in close quarters!  Liza and Andy Copeland did a 6 year circumnavigation with their three children, travelling 124,000 nautical miles to 114 countries.  Liza is a best selling author of cruising books and is a well known presenter at major boat shows worldwide.

Agathe Gaulin

In the afternoon, Agathe Gaulin will lead an interactive discussion and small group work sessions to empower the participants to make the decisions THEY need to prepare for long-term cruising.  This seminar helps women identify their areas of comfort and discomfort and to develop individual action plans to better prepare for the Great Adventure. Agathe is an experienced facilitator and consultant in organizational development, with a Master’s degree in Adult Education. She is also an ISPA Yachtmaster Offshore and sailing instructor, plus a BCA “Doner” on the Vic-Maui race and return.

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