Like her readable text 'Cruising for Cowards', this talk is a realistic, practical A-Z of cruising for beginners to circumnavigators that has a knowledge base from Liza’s long association with other experienced cruisers worldwide. The seminar will have a particular emphasis on the dynamics of couples, crew interaction, boating skills required, setting up a user-friendly, low labor-intensive boat (particularly important when cruising into retirement), communication systems with the ‘real’ world and the crunch of cruising - living with your partner/crew 24 hours a day - all sweet harmony - yeah right!
Liza is a lifelong sailor, both cruising and racing. After marrying Andy aboard the classic Yacht Ticonderoga they explored the world, including a 6-year circumnavigation with their three children. Bagheera has now taken them 124,000 n.m to 114 countries. Liza is the award winning, best selling author of 4 cruising narratives Just, Still and Comfortable Cruising. Cruising for Cowards, co-authored with Andy , is their current, practical and technical A-Z for cruisers whether coastal cruising or offshore. Liza writes for many yachting magazines, and presents at major boat shows and organizations in Canada, the U.S. and UK. When not travelling the world she loves life in Vancouver B.C.