A major challenge of living afloat is boat organization, storage and comfort, particularly when long-distance cruising. This session will focus on life below decks including provisioning and galley outfitting. It will also discuss safety features, chart-table organization, lighting, ventilation, berths and bedding, laundry, garbage disposal and many other resources that will enhance enjoyment of life aboard.
Liza is a lifelong sailor, both cruiser and racer. After marrying Andy aboard the classic yacht Ticonderoga she has explored the world, including a 6-year circumnavigation with Andy and their three children. Their Beneteau Bagheera has currently taken them 123,000 n.miles to 114 countries as they continue to enjoy the cruising lifestyle. Liza is the award-winning, best-selling author of four cruising books. Just and Still Cruising recount their world travels with Comfortable Cruising describing their voyage around North and Central America. Cruising for Cowards, co-authored with Andy and updated for 2015, is their practical and technical A-Z for cruisers whether coastal voyaging or offshore. Liza also writes for many yachting magazines, presents at major boat shows worldwide and gives frequent talks for a variety of clubs and organizations. When not travelling the world she loves life in Vancouver B.C.