Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Inside Passage Seminar by Fine Edge

Special Program for Inside Passage and Alaska Bound Cruisers
SEMINAR FULL: March 20 (optional), 21, 22, 23 • Anacortes
NEW, SECOND SESSION: April 25, 26, 27 • Anacortes
Join us for a comprehensive cruising seminar program designed for those planning to cruise to British Columbia and up the Inside Passage to Southeast Alaska. Cruising experts will present strategies and practical tips for preparing to go, preparing your boat, planning for weather and suggested itineraries. The sessions will discuss the best places to go as well as where to find shrimp, crab, salmon, halibut - and the best restaurants and shopping. Our experts have current information and local knowledge from cruising last season. Slips are available through the Cap Sante Marina harbor office (360-293-0694). For those driving, we have several recommended hotels in Anacortes with discount rates.
Call 360-299-8500, or email seminar@FineEdge.com today to reserve your seats for this event.
Call 360-299-8500 to Register

Program Cost: $395 per couple, $225 for individuals

Thursday, March 20, 2014 (optional, March only)
• Diesel engine troubleshooting
• Common diesel engine problems
• Keeping your diesel healthy
Friday, March 21, 2014 | Friday, April 25, 2014
• Registration and Introductions
• Preparing to Cruise North through Southern British Columbia to Johnstone Strait with an understanding of the weather and tidal current gateways and rapids
• Using iPads, tablets and new technology for navigation and weather planning
• Lunch Break
• Johnstone Strait through the Broughton Islands, crossing Queen Charlotte Sound including weather strategies and the best routes.
Saturday, March 22, 2014 | Saturday, April 26, 2014
• Cruising Northern British Columbia - Shearwater to crossing Dixon Entrance
• Entering SE Alaska and on to Ketchikan including Customs information
• Strategies for selecting the best routes for your trip through SE Alaska
• Lunch Break
• Preparing Your boat and crew to cruise the Inside Passage and SE Alaska
• Cruising to Red Bluff Bay, Baranof Warm Springs, Tenakee, Hoonah, and up to Glacier Bay National Park, includes the permitting process and cruising tips for Glacier Bay
• First You Have to Catch It: Fishing, Crabbing & Shrimping along the Inside Passage and in SE Alaska
Sunday, March 23, 2014 | Sunday, April 27, 2014
• More SE Alaska cruising with stops along the west side including: Sitka, Elfin Cove, Pelican Harbor, Hoonah, and outside Chichagof and Baranof Islands
• Alaska passage making south and along the east side including Skagway, Juneau, Sawyer Glacier, Fords Terror, Dawes Glacier and Pybus Cove
• More Cruising in SE Alaska - Southbound through Keku Strait, Petersburg, Wrangell, Anan Bear Observatory, and Misty Fiords
• Lunch Break
• A special guest presentation
• Provisioning Tips for Inside Passage Cruising
• Keys to coming home - Optional Haida Gwaii/Queen Charlottes and return routing and strategies

Call 360-299-8500, or email seminar@FineEdge.com today to reserve your seats for this event.