Kathy Parsons has lived aboard a sailboat for 18 years and cruised the US, Bahamas, Central America, and Caribbean. Kathy is author of the books Spanish for Cruisers and French for Cruisers, popular language guides for boaters.
Pam Wall is Outfitting Manager at West Marine. She sailed around the world with her husband and young children. Pam teaches sailing at Women on the Water Week in the British Virgin Islands.
Gwen Hamlin is a divemaster and former charter boat captain. She cruised the Caribbean, Mexico and the Pacific. Gwen writes the monthly Admiral's Angle column for Latitudes and Attitudes magazine.
We - Kathy Parsons, Pam Wall and Gwen Hamlin - found that making the leap to life afloat was one of the best decisions we ever made.
We will meet you online to talk about all sort of issues – it all depends on who is in the audience and what questions you are concerned with. Here are some of the questions that women have asked about during the seminar:
- carrying health insurance and getting medical care in other countries
- what I need to know to cruise and the best ways to learn
- fears about night passages, bad weather, and pirates
- the best ages to take my kids cruising
- handling finances and mail
- getting along aboard and dealing with conflict in small spaces, yelling
- problems women singlehanders might have
- do we need a watermaker-refrigeration-washing machine-generator, single sideband radio
- ... and many more topics.
As you will learn, there are many ways to organize your cruising life so that it meets your needs and wishes.
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