The popular German bluewater cruising seminar held by the well-known circumnavigator and bluewater cruising expert Sönke Roever is an audience magnet at boot Düsseldorf since many years. In 2017 the seminar took also place in English for the first time for an international audience. With over 60 participants from more than 15 countries from all over the world this was a great start.
Following this success we are more than happy to announce that the seminar will take place on boot 2018 again. On the second Saturday of boot 2018, January 27th, Sönke Roever invites the international audience at the Düsseldorf boat show to an exciting day seminar together with other well-known and reputable speakers.
Sönke Roever is a very well experienced sailor who sailed more than 80,000 nautical miles, visited more than 50 countries by sea and spent more than 500 nights at anchor. In his entertaining lectures he will help the participants with useful information regarding their preparation for an upcoming long-distance cruise. The workshop covers all important issues regarding the right equipment of the yacht, energy management on board, communication, medicine, weather, crew management and competence.
In addition to the expert lectures given by Sönke Roever, other highly experienced speakers will be present at the seminar. The popular meteorologist, weather router and coach Dr. Meeno Schrader talks about the global weather systems and explains large-scale weather conditions. The thoroughbred sailor with more than 50,000 nautical miles of experience shows how to deal with phenomena such as El Nino, Squalls or Easterly Waves and talks about the accuracy in prediction models.
Another speaker is Leon Schulz. The Swede is a RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor. He has been sailing on his Hallberg-Rassy 46 for several years during summer while successfully teaching on RYA Yachtmaster sailing courses in Malta in winter. In his lecture, he explains what kind of competence and mindset a long-distance sailor requires and which factors are the key to a successful voyage. The broad spectrum of issues looked at is rounded off by a lecture of Dr. Fabian Steffen, who is specialist for anesthesia and intensive care. He talks about the vital issue of "medicine on board".
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