New to the Sydney International Boat Show

Whether you're a sailor with a dream to cruise or a racing sailor wanting to start cruising, the Cruising Masterclass is a must.

Hear top class presentations about the skills you need to master, the equipment you'll need and the right set-up on the boat for that longer cruising voyage.

Proudly presented by over two days, with well-known sailor and journalist Nancy Knudsen as your host, these presentations are sure to enlighten, educate and entertain those with cruising in their heart.

The seminars are FREE once you enter the Sydney International Boat Show and spaces are strictly limited.

Online Registrations are now closed. However there may be spots available on the day.
Please go to the Boat Show Information Desk (part of the Marine Precinct, front of Hall 5)
half an hour prior to the session that you are interested in for availability.

Saturday 3rd August
Introduction 10.15 Nancy Knudsen
Passage Planning 10.30 Rob Starkey
Anchoring, Anchor Buddies, Med Hooks, Snubbers, Multiple Tackle, New Generation vs Old Generation 11.15 Ted Nobbs
Electronics, Communication, Collision Avoidance, AIS and Radar 12.00 John Martin
MOB 14.00 Nancy Knudsen
Short-handed Cruising 14.45 Lyn Martin
Cruising to Tasmania 15.30 David Champtaloup

Sunday 4th August
Introduction 10.00 Nancy Knudsen
Vessel Systems, Water, Fuel, Power Options 10.15 John Martin
Rigging and Sails for Cruising, including Heavy Weather 11.00 John Hearne
Applied Navigation 11.45 Rob Starkey
Multihulls v Monohulls, Cruising with Kids, Circumnavigating Australia 14.00 Craig Margetts
Insurance for Cruising 14.45 Adam Brown
Cruising to the Whitsundays 15.30 Andrew Phippen

Terms & Conditions
• Please note that spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-in best-dressed basis.
• Further details including classroom location will be provided by Monday 29th July via email.
• In order to attend the Cruising Masterclass each day you must first purchase an entry ticket to the Sydney International Boat Show. Tickets are available online at or at the door.

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