South West Cruising Conference 2017
The South West Cruising Conference will take place on 14 January 2017 at South Devon College in Paignton, Devon.
Following the huge success of the 2016 inaugural conference, this event is set to become a regular part of the cruising yachtsman’s January calendar.
The full day of presentations and activity will cover a wide variety of topics, ranging from cooking at sea to maintenance and running repairs to boats, engines and winches. The main focus will be on providing help and advice to those preparing for a longer cruise, and there will be ample opportunities for attendees to ask questions of the presenters.
Highlights of the event will include:
- Planning a short, medium length or extended cruise.
- Running repairs to boat (GRP), inboard and outboard engines and winch maintenance.
- Anchorages in the south west and Scilly Isles.
- e-navigation (chart plotters and iPads); paper back-up; log-keeping.
- Cooking at sea: practical issues and practical (on a pitching boat) recipes.
- RYA standpoints on various current legal issues.
- Current issues in the region.