Seminar Speakers

The Toronto Boat Show provides an extremely popular seminar series and as we are working on the 2019 schedule we have left the 2018 schedule posted for your review. Check back in November for the exciting 2018 Schedule!


Check back in November for the exciting 2019 Schedule!

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13

10:30am
Frank Bohlen
Gulf Stream Navigation
Salon 107

11:00am
Liza Copeland
Caribbean Planning Essentials
Presentation Theatre

11:30am
Mike Evans & Jayne Finn
Sailing South Labrador
Salon 107

12:00pm
Shawn & Heather Aberle
Boating and Cruising Lifestyle Dreams
Presentation Theatre

12:30pm
Wally Moran
Sailing South - First Timers' Guide to the ICW
Salon 107

1:00pm
Paul & Sheryl Shard
How to Sail Your Boat Across an Ocean
Presentation Theatre

1:30pm
Chad Buchner
Small Craft Adventures on Ontario Waterways
Salon 107

2:00pm
Janet Peters
Circumnavigating as a Reluctant Sailor
Presentation Theatre

2:30pm
Richard Hudson
To Patagonia
Salon 107

3:00pm
Steven Parry
Charter Sailing: Mediterranean, South Pacific and Caribbean
Presentation Theatre

3:30pm
Pam Wall
A Family Sails Around the World
Salon 107

4:00pm
Pamela Bendall
Practical Tips for Your Offshore Voyage
Presentation Theatre

4:30pm
Craig Hamilton
Docking and Close Quarters Maneuvering
Salon 107

5:00pm
Ken Blodgett
Tips on Cruising the North Channel
Presentation Theatre

5:30pm
Ken Gillstrom
Evil in the Dark - Boating at Night
Salon 107

6:00pm
Andy Schell
Offshore Yacht Rigging
Presentation Theatre

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14

10:30am
Pamela Bendall
Adventures of a Woman Sailing Solo
Salon 107

11:00am
Pam Wall
Destination Azores
Presentation Theatre

11:30am
Natalia Castagna & Ernesto, Camila, Matias Novillo
Family Cruising: The Boat, Homeschooling, and Life Afloat
Salon 107

12:00pm
Roy Eaton
Summer In Paradise - Georgian Bay and the Fabled North Channel
Presentation Theatre

12:30pm
Andy Schell & Mia Karlsson
Crossing the Atlantic
Salon 107

1:00pm
Liza Copeland
Cruising for Couples
Presentation Theatre

1:30pm
Diane Reid & Melissa Mayhew
All Female Exploration Crew Circumnavigate GB
Salon 107

2:00pm
Ken & Carol Gillstrom
Reducing Anxiety in Boating
Presentation Theatre

2:30pm
Michael Lahrkamp
Buying a Foreign Boat - Unencumbered By The Thought Process
Salon 107

3:00pm
Mike Evans & Jayne Finn
Sailing South Labrador
Presentation Theatre

3:30pm
Janet Peters
Circumnavigating as a Reluctant Sailor
Salon 107

4:00pm
Paul & Sheryl Shard
Sailing South to the Bahamas and Caribbean
Presentation Theatre

4:30pm
Michael Leahy
The Great Lakes - Sailing The Sweetwater Seas
Salon 107

5:00pm
Richard Hudson
To Patagonia
Presentation Theatre

MONDAY, JANUARY 15

12:00pm
Shawn & Heather Aberle
Living The Dream – Tips, Tricks and Hacks
Presentation Theatre

12:30pm
Frank Bohlen
Gulf Stream Navigation
Salon 107

1:00pm
Carol Gillstrom
Romancing your Dream or Flogging your Sails
Presentation Theatre

1:30pm
Lee Chesneau
Clouds & What It Means to a Boater
Salon 107

2:00pm
Liza Copeland
Voyaging Realities and Tips for Arrival
Presentation Theatre

2:30pm
Chad Buchner
Small Craft Adventures on Ontario Waterways
Salon 107

3:00pm
Paul & Sheryl Shard
How to Sail Your Boat Across an Ocean
Presentation Theatre

3:30pm
Natalia Castagna & Ernesto, Camila, Matias Novillo
Family Cruising: The Boat, Homeschooling, and Life Afloat
Salon 107

4:00pm
Wally Moran
Cruising in Paradise - The Bahamas
Presentation Theatre

4:30pm
Roy Eaton
Summer In Paradise - Georgian Bay and the Fabled North Channel
Salon 107

5:00pm
Pamela Bendall
Sustainable Oceans and Climate Change: Implications for Boaters
Presentation Theatre

5:30pm
Mike Evans & Jayne Finn
Sailing South Labrador
Salon 107

6:00pm
Lee Chesneau
How Meteorologists Put Their Forecasts Together
Presentation Theatre

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16

12:00pm
Liza Copeland
Cruising the Pacific Northwest to Alaska
Presentation Theatre

12:30pm
Lee Chesneau
Clouds & What It Means to a Boater
Salon 107

1:00pm
Roy Eaton
Summer In Paradise - Georgian Bay and the Fabled North Channel
Presentation Theatre

1:30pm
Craig Hamilton
Docking and Close Quarters Maneuvering
Salon 107

2:00pm
Pam Wall
Cruising in the Abacos and Bahamas (2 hours)
Presentation Theatre

2:30pm
Alexei Pachkevitch
How I Rebuilt a 40 Year Old Boat
Salon 107

3:30pm
Andy Schell
Crossing the Gulf Stream
Salon 107

4:00pm
Ken & Carol Gillstrom
Reducing Anxiety in Boating
Presentation Theatre

4:30pm
Diane Reid & Melissa Mayhew
All Female Exploration Crew Circumnavigate GB
Salon 107

5:00pm
Ken & Carol Gillstrom
When Things Go Wrong 
Presentation Theatre

5:30pm
Pamela Bendall
Adventures of a Woman Sailing Solo
Salon 107

6:00pm
Wally Moran
Forbidden Paradise - Cruising Coastal Cuba
Presentation Theatre

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17

12:00pm
Bruce Clark
Making the Transition from Lake Sailor to Bluewater Voyager
Presentation Theatre

12:30pm
Alexei Pachkevitch
Trent-Severn Waterway on a Sailboat
Salon 107

1:00pm
Kurt Wege
Sailing in British Columbia is Awesome!
Presentation Theatre

1:30pm
Pamela Bendall
Practical Tips for Your Offshore Voyage
Salon 107

2:00pm
Ken Gillstrom
Evil in the Dark - Boating at Night
Presentation Theatre

2:30pm
Kurt Wege
A Practical Primer for Celestial Navigation
Salon 107

3:00pm
万军
踏浪随风
Presentation Theatre

3:30pm
Sheldon Foulds
Crowd Sourced Navigation Charts & Depth Data
Salon 107

4:00pm
Wally Moran
Cruising in Paradise - The Bahamas
Presentation Theatre

4:30pm
Matt Rutherford
Non-Stop Single-Handed Circumnavigation of North and South America
Salon 107

5:00pm
Ken Blodgett
Tips on Cruising the North Channel
Presentation Theatre

5:30pm
Brent Hughes
Making it to The FINISH Line
Salon 107

6:00pm
Michael Lahrkamp
Buying a Foreign Boat - Unencumbered By The Thought Process
Presentation Theatre

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18

12:00pm
Pamela Bendall
Sustainable Oceans and Climate Change: Implications for Boaters
Presentation Theatre

12:30pm
Ken & Carol Gillstrom
Sailing Away:  Making Your Cruising Dreams A Reality
Salon 107

1:00pm
Matt Rutherford
Sailing the Arctic
Presentation Theatre

1:30pm
Chad Buchner
Small Craft Adventures on Ontario Waterways
Salon 107

2:00pm
Liza Copeland
Current Caribbean Cruising Routes and Destinations
Presentation Theatre

2:30pm
Diane Reid & Jamie Gordon
Lifejacket Check…Bring Yours and Learn
Salon 107

3:00pm
Andy Schell
We the Navigators’ (2 hours)
Presentation Theatre

3:30pm
Alexei Pachkevitch
St. Lawrence River: Toronto to Quebec City on a Sailboat
Salon 107

4:30pm
Craig Hamilton
Docking and Close Quarters Maneuvering
Salon 107

5:00pm
Mia Karlsson
Preparing for a Cruising Lifestyle
Presentation Theatre

5:30pm
Kurt Wege
A Practical Primer for Celestial Navigation
Salon 107

6:00pm
Wally Moran
ICW (Part 1): Tips and Techniques
Presentation Theatre

6:30pm
Michael Leahy
The Great Lakes - Sailing The Sweetwater Seas
Salon 107

7:00pm
Wally Moran
ICW (Part 2): Destinations, Anchorages and Problem Areas
Presentation Theatre

FRIDAY, JANUARY 19

12:00pm
Liza Copeland
Mediterranean Magic
Presentation Theatre

12:30pm
Andy Schell
Weather Forecasting Tips & Tools
Salon 107

1:00pm
Sheldon Foulds
Crowd Sourced Navigation Charts & Depth Data
Presentation Theatre

1:30pm
Wally Moran
Forbidden Paradise - Cruising Coastal Cuba
Salon 107

2:00pm
Sterling & Christine Bown
Down East Loop: A 3 Season Adventure
Presentation Theatre

2:30pm
Pamela Bendall
Practical Tips for Your Offshore Voyage
Salon 107

3:00pm
Mia Karlsson
Offshore Galley
Presentation Theatre

3:30pm
Alexei Pachkevitch
Trent-Severn Waterway on a Sailboat
Salon 107

4:00pm
Matt Rutherford
Non-Stop Single-Handed Circumnavigation of North and South America
Presentation Theatre

4:30pm
Brent Hughes
Making it to The FINISH Line
Salon 107

5:00pm
Chad Buchner
Small Craft Adventures on Ontario Waterways
Presentation Theatre

5:30pm
Isabelle Tremblay & David, Rebecca, Demi Hayes
Sailing to the Caribbean or Crossing the Atlantic?
Salon 107

6:00pm
Yves Gélinas
Equip Your Boat for Easy Ocean Voyaging
Presentation Theatre

6:30pm
Craig Hamilton
Docking and Close Quarters Maneuvering
Salon 107

7:00pm
Cornelia Manske & Michael, Zoe, Maia, Liam Buratynsky
A Family of 5 Circumnavigates
Presentation Theatre

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20

10:30am
Brent Hughes
Making it to The FINISH Line
Salon 107

11:00am
Sterling & Christine Bown
Down East Loop: A 3 Season Adventure
Presentation Theatre

11:30am
Yves Gélinas
Equip Your Boat for Easy Ocean Voyaging
Salon 107

12:00pm
Cornelia Manske & Michael, Zoe, Maia, Liam Buratynsky
A Family of 5 Circumnavigates
Presentation Theatre

12:30pm
Steven Parry
Charter Sailing: Mediterranean, South Pacific and Caribbean
Salon 107

1:00pm
万军
踏浪随风
Presentation Theatre

1:30pm
Isabelle Tremblay & David, Rebecca, Demi Hayes
Sailing to the Caribbean or Crossing the Atlantic?
Salon 107

2:00pm
Diane Reid & Jamie Gordon
Lifejacket Check…Bring Yours and Learn
Presentation Theatre

2:30pm
Wally Moran
Sailing South - First Timers' Guide to the ICW
Salon 107

3:00pm
Chad Buchner
Small Craft Adventures on Ontario Waterways
Presentation Theatre

3:30pm
David Forsyth
In Pursuit of A Dream
Salon 107

4:00pm
Greg Marlo
Yacht Charter Vacations - Antigua
Presentation Theatre

4:30pm
Alexei Pachkevitch
How I Rebuilt a 40 Year Old Boat
Salon 107

5:00pm
Ken Blodgett
Tips on Cruising the North Channel
Presentation Theatre

5:30pm
Michael Leahy
The Great Lakes - Sailing The Sweetwater Seas
Salon 107

6:00pm
Kurt Wege
A Practical Primer for Celestial Navigation
Presentation Theatre

SUNDAY, JANUARY 21

10:30am
Isabelle Tremblay & David, Rebecca, Demi Hayes
Sailing to the Caribbean or Crossing the Atlantic?
Salon 107

11:00am
Yves Gélinas
Equip Your Boat for Easy Ocean Voyaging
Presentation Theatre

11:30am
Brent Hughes
Making it to The FINISH Line
Salon 107

12:00pm
Sterling & Christine Bown
Down East Loop: A 3 Season Adventure
Presentation Theatre

12:30pm
Sheldon Foulds
Crowd Sourced Navigation Charts & Depth Data
Salon 107

1:00pm
Kurt Wege
Sailing in British Columbia is Awesome!
Presentation Theatre

1:30pm
Bruce Clark
Making the Transition from Lake Sailor to Bluewater Voyager
Salon 107

2:00pm
Michael Leahy
The Great Lakes - Sailing The Sweetwater Seas
Presentation Theatre

2:30pm
Craig Hamilton
Docking and Close Quarters Maneuvering
Salon 107

3:00pm
Alexei Pachkevitch
Sailing the Great Lakes: Toronto to Thunder Bay
Presentation Theatre

3:30pm
万军
踏浪随风
Salon 107

4:00pm
Greg Marlo
Fractional Yachting in the GTA
Presentation Theatre

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