Events and Seminars

Come by the Author’s Corner and meet Jimmy Cornell – Annapolis Sailboat Show 2009

While you’re at the 2009 Annapolis Sailboat Show, be sure to stop by the Author’s Corner (Booth M5) and talk cruising.

Another reason that I love the Annapolis Boat Show is that I get to hang out with two of my favorite cruising authors, Jimmy Cornell and John Otterbacher (author of Sailing Grace).

Kathy Parsons, Jimmy Cornell and Ellen Sanpere at the Author's Corner - Annapolis 2008Jimmy Cornell is the author of the best-selling World Cruising Routes
as well as founder of Noonsite, and the Atlantic Rally for Cruisers. I’ve carried Jimmy’s books aboard my boat for decades, but I’d never met him until two years ago at the Annapolis Boat Show.

Don’t miss the opportunity to met Jimmy at the show and get an autographed copy of his book A PASSION FOR THE SEA Reflections on Three Circumnavigations.

Jimmy will be at the Author’s Corner (Booth M5) Friday through Monday, plus he will be giving seminars Friday through Sunday (see schedule below).

Our Author’s Corner is right next to Seven Seas Cruising Association’s (SSCA) booth so it’s a great corner of the show for cruisers.

And check out my two books French for Cruisers and Spanish for Cruisers. This will be my first year selling the new much-expanded second edition of Spanish for Cruisers which began shipping last winter. So come by Booth M5 and get autographed copies of my books and let’s talk cruising.

Spanish for Cruisers 2nd Edition French for Cruisers


Of course be sure to attend the Women and Cruising Seminar on October 11 at noon. It is free and no advance registration is required. Since we have two posts already about the seminar, I’ll just give you the links to the details: here and here.

Here is Jimmy Cornell’s speaking schedule at the show:

Jimmy Cornell Jimmy Cornell will be speaking Friday, Saturday, and Sunday for Cruising World 2009 US Sailboat Show Seminars on Sailing :

Friday, October 9, 2009
9:00-10:15 a.m.
Back by Popular Demand—World Cruiser Jimmy Cornell: Join Jimmy as he plans a voyage from the Chesapeake to the Caribbean, to Europe and back … as well as a circumnavigation.

4:00-5:30 p.m.
Jimmy Cornell, Noted Offshore Cruiser: Join Jimmy as he addresses practical aspects of long-distance cruising, from the essential features of an offshore cruising boat to crew, finances, safety, and more.

Saturday, October 10, 2009
10:00-12:00 a.m.
Panel Discussion—Staying Safe in Distant Waters: Meet noted offshore sailors and authors, including Jimmy Cornell, Don Street, Beth A. Leonard, and Liza Copeland. Join them in a panel discussion of security issues confronting blue water sailors in various regions of the world, and hear their advice about how to best deal with them.

2:15-3:45 p.m.
Highlights of a Sailing Life: Jimmy Cornell shares a photo essay of his 35 years of cruising, a reflection on all that he’s learned from 200,000 miles of sailing (without any major problems).

Sunday, October 11, 2009
9:00-10:15 a.m.
Cruising in the Med: Jimmy Cornell talks about where to go and what to see, as well as formalities, docking facilities, anchoring challenges, laying up the boat, and more.

Okay, I am back to packing for the show….

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