2021 Salty Dawg Webinar Series

For 2021 we have planned an exciting and informative webinar series, with new speakers, new topics, many of our popular speakers from years past, and a perfect mix of technical webinars by industry experts, as well as informative webinars by seasoned sailors. All webinars are free for Salty Dawg members, but you must register. Non-members can register for a nominal fee.

We have grouped our webinars into several series. The first is "Winter Series Part 1." Members can register for all webinars in a group with one easy registration. Remember, these webinars are free for Salty Dawg members. Just another perk of membership.

Each webinar is an amazing value. Doing all of them is a super investment in your blue water knowledge.

The link below provides the topic and schedule for each webinar, along with the Group that each is in (Winter Series Part 1, Winter Series Part II, Summer Series Part I and Summer Series Part II).

The cost for non-members is $25 per group (i.e. Winter Series Part I) or $12 per individual webinar. Please note that the cost for the 4 upcoming groups is $100, but membership in SDSA is just $75! Membership has its perks.

All times are Eastern Time.

Click here to register for the RECORDINGS of past webinars

SDSA Spring/Summer Webinar Series – Part I (May 4 to May 27)

May 4 - May 27, 2021 16:00  Entire Spring/Summer Webinar Series - Part I

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Free for Salty Dawg Members

Non-Members pay $25 for all in this group

May 4, 2021  16:00 

Nelson's Dockyard, English Harbour: A Historical Overview of the most Beautiful Anchorage in the World.
English Harbour, Antigua, is the location of Nelson's Dockyard, a Georgian-era dockyard used to refit the Royal Navy's warships in their fight for supremacy against the French in the Age of Sail. This talk covers the history of English Harbour and Antigua, with an emphasis on things do see and do when you visit.

Dr. Christopher Waters, Director of Heritage Resources, National Parks Authority 
May 6, 2021  16:00  ParaAnchors and Sea Drogues
Why blue water sailors need these.  Conditions when appropriate, how to deploy, adjusting, recovery, storage and budget.  Cool photos and videos
Zack Smith,
Fiorentino ParaAnchor
May 11, 2021  16:00  Refit/Restore an Older Boat: Part II – Hull and Below Decks
Hull, electrical, electronics, plumbing, engine, generator and cabinetry.  What to look for in a used boat; project length; contract or DIY; typical budgets, lead time, shake-down.
M-Yacht Services,
Marc Mayo
Pre-recorded   It's Not All About the Boat
Enjoying your time at sea.
Seale George,
Salty Dawg World Class Sailor
May 12, 2021  16:00  Windvane Self Steering
Imagine a crew member who spends endless hours steering, doesn’t eat or sleep, and never complains? A windvane self steering system will steer your monohull or catamaran for short distances or across oceans with absolutely no power consumption.  Will and Sarah Curry provide an overview of the different types windvane systems (and emergency rudder options), demonstrate the Hydrovane, and discuss what a windvane can do for you with video and cruising anecdotes.  
Will and Sarah Curry, Hydrovane International Marine Inc.
May 13, 2021  16:00  Being Found - EPIRBS, AIS and PLBs
What to know so you can be seen and found.

Brian Flowers,
Life Raft & Survival Equipment Inc. (LRSE)
May 19, 2021  16:00  Safety at Sea - Dealing with Stressful Situations

A course on this topic usually conjures up MOB drills and inflating a life raft. These are helpful for those specific emergencies. The focus of this class is preparation, practices, and procedures to lower the risk of getting into an emergency, and improve the outcome.

Behan and Jamie Gifford,
Sailing Totem
May 20, 2021  16:00  Heavy Air Sailing Tactics and Strategy 
Heavy air tactics and strategy for cruising sailors.
Dave Flynn,
Quantum Sails
 May 25, 2021  16:00  The Sailboat Selling Process 
Selling your boat from start to finish.
Josh McLean,
David Walters Yachts
May 27, 2021  16:00  Q&A Session, Ask the Experts
Pose any question on prerecorded webinars, any other webinars in this series, or other sailing related question you’d liked addressed/

Dave Flynn / Quantum Sails
Bob Osborne / Salty Dawg Ocean Class sailor,
Seale George / Salty Dawg World Class sailor, and
Steve Stelmaszyk / Salty Dawg World Class sailor


SDSA Spring/Summer Webinar Series – Part II (June 1 to June 29)

Jun 1 - Jun 29   Entire Spring/Summer Webinar Series-Part II

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Free for Salty Dawg Members

Non-Members pay $25 for all in this group

 June 1, 2021  16:00 Weather Routing Tools
A review of the weather routing tools available to the cruising skipper.
Nick Olson,
Predict Wind
June 8, 2021  16:00 Offshore Power Management/Off the Grid
Choosing power sources, charging options, and sizing.
Simon Ytterbom / Victron Energy
June 9, 2021  16:00 Successful Offshore Fishing
Blue water fishing techniques for all - including references to different locations
Kevin Ferrie / Salty Dawg Ocean Class sailor
June 10, 2021  16:00 Using the Salty Dawg Comprehensive Offshore Checklist
Compiled by World Class Salty Dawgs; an extremely comprehensive list, valuable to all who go offshore
Russ Owen. Salty Dawg World Class Sailor
June 15, 2021 16:00  Trim for Control
… sail trim for cruising sailors
Dave Flynn, 
Quantum Sails
June 17, 2021 16:00 Route Planning Strategies - A Cruisers Perspective
This webinar will covers fundamental parts of route planning and considerations for better efficiency and comfort along the way.
Behan and Jamie Gifford,
Sailing Totem
pre-recorded    Seamanship Tips to Ensure a Safe Passage
 Getting crew and boat ready.
Russ Owen,
Salty Dawg World
Class Sailor
June 22, 2021  16:00 Heavy Weather Tactics 
slow down; heave-to; run off; drogues and para-anchors; tactics and tips for monohulls and catamarans; how to set-up.
Zack Smith,
Fiorentino ParaAnchor 
June 23, 2021  16:00 Catamaran Heavy Weather Tactics
Handling catamarans in heavy weather, as well as catamaran characteristics that make for safe operation in heavy weather conditions.
Gino Morrelli,
Morrelli Melvin Design & Engineering, Inc.
June 24, 2021  16:00 Caribbean Weather Patterns and Impacts on Sailing
Chris will cover general weather patterns and some unique weather features that can impact safety and convenience.
Chris Parker,
Marine Weather Center
June 29, 2021  16:00 Q&A Session, Ask the Experts
Pose any question on prerecorded webinars, any other webinars in this series, or other sailing related question you’d liked addressed

Dave Flynn/Quantum Sails
Russ Owen/Salty Dawg World Class Sailor,
Kevin Ferrie/Salty Dawg Ocean Class Sailor, and
Linda Stelmaszyk/Salty Dawg World Class Sailor