Düsseldorf, Germany – Saturday, 27th of January 2018
Welcome to this comprehensive one-day-seminar that covers all essential aspects of planning a long distance voyage such as safety, equipment, energy management, communications, navigation or crew ability. Get helpful practical information from experts such as Leon Schulz, Dr Meeno Schrader, Dr Fabian Steffen or Sönke Roever who have all sailed thousands of miles worldwide.
The seminar language will be English
09.00 – Registration
09.30 – Welcoming the participants
Director boot Düsseldorf
09.45 – Long distance communications and navigation
Sailed over 80,000 miles, including one circumnavigation. Author of several sailing books.
Mobile and satellite phones. VHF, SSB and HAM. WIFI, Internet and email. How to obtain weather information offshore – such as weatherfax or GRIB data. GPS, radar and AIS.
11.00 – Coffee break
11.15 – Medicine on board
Dr Fabian Steffen
Specialist for anaesthesia und intensive care
What can happen and which medication/equipment is needed? Training. Vaccination. Seasickness.
12.15 – Lunch
13.00 – Energy management
Basic principles. Energy balance and management of consumption. Battery types. Alternators. Windgenerator, hydrogenerator, solar panels, diesel generators. Charging and power management.
14.15 – Global weather systems
Dr Meeno Schrader
Popular meteorologist, weather router and olympic weather coach who has sailed more than 50.000 miles worldwide, TV and radio weather expert, founder of the WetterWelt GmbH
Weather pattern in the Atlantic. How to deal with easterly waves, squalls and tropical storms. Influence of El Nino and climate change. Pacific und Indian Ocean passages weather. Reliability of forecast data. Meteorological navigation.
15.15 – Coffee Break
15.30 – What do bluewatersailors really need to know or have before casting off?
RYA Yachtmaster Ocean Instructor. Leon provides RYA sailtraining in safety, comfort and style on his Hallberg-Rassy 46 during six months per year and offers RYA Yachtmaster and RYA Ocean Theory courses during winters in Malta.
In what respect is cruising different to living at home? Which skills, knowledge and equipment contribute to the success of a voyage? How much and what should you definitely master before casting off and what can you take in during the actual voyage?
16.30 – Questions and answers
Leon Schulz and Sönke Roever
Questions and answers on the day’s essential subjects
The seminar will take place at the world’s largest boat show “boot Düsseldorf” in the congress center right on the fairground.
The cost is Euro 95,- per person and Euro 145,- per couple.
Booking fee includes the one day seminar, entrance to the boat show for the whole weekend, lunch, coffee and refreshments.
In order to book a place please use the official boot Düsseldorf onine ticket shop.
Subject to alterations – last changed: 13th of November 2017