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SSCA Seminars in 2007

The SSCA has announced their seminars for the year. I especially recommend Lee Chesneau's weather as I've done that one but my guess is the others are equally informative.

Here's the bulletin:
SSCA presents four different two-day workshops in 2007, to be held in boating communities around the country. (Dates may be subject to change, please see www.ssca.org, Events and Calendar pages for cost and registration information. SSCA Members will have first choice for registration. Course sizes are limited, so please plan to register early as registration may close one month prior to course date.)

Nigel Calder – Coastal and Offshore Cruising
Renowned cruising author and guru of diesel and electrical mechanics, Nigel will cover the process of choosing and outfitting the ideal cruising boat, including electrical/DC systems, diesel engine, electronics, anchors, rigging and sails. He’ll also talk about anchoring and docking, heavy weather sailing, safety on board and crew morale. The course will be heavy on technical details and resources, with plenty of time for Q&A. Cost: $250 – members / $300 – non-members.
2/24-25 Dania, FL
5/19-20 Maryland
7/14-15 Seattle, WA
8/4-5 San Diego, CA


Lee Chesneau, – Basic Marine Weather Forecasting
Back by popular demand, former NOAA senior meteorologist and USCG instructor Lee Chesneau will teach how to make one’s own weather decisions when venturing offshore. The Basic course covers cause and effect of marine weather, charting symbols and terminology, weather system patterns, and interpreting surface and 500mb charts.
Cost: $300 members / $350 non-members.
3/10-11 Seattle, WA
5/26-27 Dania, FL
6/23-24 San Diego, CA
10/13-14 MD


Laura Sudarsky, M.D. – Hands-On First Aid Training for Emergencies at Sea.
Dr. Laura Sudarsky is a board certified Plastic and General Surgeon, Fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and chief of plastic surgery in a large New York hospital. As owner/captain of CASSIOPEIA, a Beneteau First 42s7, she competed in the Bermuda race seven times, and most recently, won the SAIL Magazine skippers trophy for best performance in two consecutive Bermuda races. She has skippered the ALIR (two wins), Havana Cup race, crewed the Caribbean 1500 rally, cruised throughout the north east, Turkey, Greece, and the Bahamas. She has been up and down the east coast 11 times. She also is the Director of Plastic Surgery for Healing the Children, an organization that provides free surgery for underprivileged children in the third world. She has operated on children in Colombia, Ecuador, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, just to name a few countries where she performs surgery with a bare minimum, under adverse conditions.
Dr. Sudarsky will be focusing on handling surgical emergencies as well as getting you prepared for many other possible medical situations. CPR certification will be included as well as various medical supplies. Cost: $300 members / $350 non-members.
5/5-6 Dania, FL
9/29-30 Seattle, WA

12/15-16 MD

Julie Teetsov, PhD – Basic Celestial Navigation
What do you do when your electronics fail? If you’re near land you can of course use a chart to make a terrestrial fix and determine your position. But what if you’re offshore, out of site of land? Come and learn how to use the stars, moon, sun and planets to find your Latitude and Longitude at sea. Conducted by Julie Teetsov, Former Research Scientist with General Electric’s Global Research Center who volunteers with the Mystic SeaportTM teaching celestial navigation and leading star shows in the museum’s on-site Planetarium.
Cost: $250 Members / $300 Non-members
4/28-29 Seattle, WA
7/28-29 MD
8/18-19 Dania, FL
8/25-8/26 San Diego
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Hi all...there have been a couple of changes to the seminars I listed above:

Dr. Sudarsky's Medical course in MD has been changed to Dec. 15-16. Julie Teetsov's Celestial Course has been added in San Diego on Aug. 25 & 26.

I've edited my original post to reflect those changes.
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