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John Neal & Amanda Swan Neal

Storm Avoidance and Survival Tactics

Toronto International Boat Show
1:00pm - SUNDAY, JANUARY 22, 2017
Enercare Centre, Presentation Theatre

Seminar Details

Based on their combined 658,000 ocean miles and decades of high-latitude experience John & Amanda Neal highlight the essence of storm avoidance including latest weather resources. When avoidance is no longer an option, survival becomes critical and ten specific tactics are highlighted including some radical new techniques that keep both crew and boat safe. A concise 25-page text is available illustrating and detailing this seminar.

About John Neal & Amanda Swan Neal

John Neal’s 350,000 ocean miles over 43 years include 27 years of conducting 181 worldwide sail-training expeditions aboard Mahina Tiare, a Hallberg-Rassy 46 detailed on He is author, co-author or contributing author of 16 books. John and his wife Amanda annually spend six months at sea and recently completed 30,000 miles of sail-training expeditions from New Zealand to Spitsbergen. Their seminars incorporate the latest information, techniques and resources.

Amanda Swan Neal’s 310,000 ocean miles include completing the Whitbread Around the World Race as rigger aboard Maiden, two Sydney-Hobart Races and seven Cape Horn roundings. She has worked as a rigger and sailmaker in England, Australia and New Zealand. Additional experience includes women’s coaching and tall ship sail-training. She has instructed aboard Mahina Tiare II & III since 1994 and is author of The Essential Galley Companion.



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