Posts by Kathy Parsons

Events and Seminars, Women and Cruising Seminar

Join the 'Women and Cruising' team at Strictly Sail Pacific - Oakland - April 14-17, 2011

Enough of this internet! Let’s meet in person and talk at the Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show in Oakland, California April 14 through 17. Pam Wall, Gwen Hamlin and I will be presenting 2 Women and Cruising seminars plus a slew of other talks (details below). The Women and Cruising seminars are super for asking your questions …Read more

ASK YOUR QUESTIONS, Women and Cruising Seminar

First-ever Women and Cruising webinar: join us January 19, 2011!

The Women and Cruising Team — Kathy Parsons, Pam Wall & Gwen Hamlin — is going online LIVE for our first ever Women & Cruising Webinar, through the auspices of Seven Seas U, the online seminar project of SSCA (Seven Seas Cruising Association.)  The date is January 19 at …Read more

Events and Seminars

Webinar: A Family Sails Around the World, by Pam Wall - Dec 9, 2010


Pam Wall, one of Women and Cruising‘s founders,  is presenting another webinar for Seven Seas University on Thursday, December 9 at 8PM Eastern Time.

Pam says: “These popular webinar presentations by Seven Seas Cruising Association are terrific because you can watch them from the comfort of your home or main saloon! All you …Read more

Events and Seminars

Diesel Engine Workshop for Women Jan 8-9, 2011 [canceled]


Did you ever think that one day you would be saying: “Gee, I wish I knew more about diesel engines – and was competent with general engine maintenance and emergency repairs.” …?

Who would have thought it?!

But I certainly feel more competent and comfortable aboard as I have learned how to change oil, filters, impellers, …Read more


Diving for Cruisers - Admirals' Angle Collection Updated

diving utila sherry

We’ve just updated our collection of Gwen Hamlin’s Admirals’ Angle columns with the latest two being about cruisers’ relationship with the water that surrounds them.

As a veteran dive instructor, Gwen has good ideas about how to prep your boat and yourselves for safely adding scuba and snorkeling to your voyage, and the Admirals …Read more


World Cruising Destinations, Jimmy Cornell’s new book!



I just got my copy of Jimmy Cornell’s new World Cruising Destinations this last week – and I am in love with it!

I’ve carried Jimmy Cornell’s books aboard my boat ever since I bought my first copy of World Cruising Routes in the late ‘80s.

When I was finally lucky enough to have …Read more

Cruising with Kids, Press Releases

Sailing Families – Women and Cruising’s newest project!


We are so excited!  A project in the making for almost a year is finally coming together!

We call it 12 Questions to 12 Sailing Families, and the first contribution – the story of sv New Life and the Echenard Family of three  from Switzerland — is already in place.

Rich with …Read more


Interview with a Cruiser: Gwen and Don of Tackless II


In April, Livia Gilstrap wrote Women and Cruising about the Interview with a Cruiser project that she recently started to ask the hundreds of questions she had as she prepared to go cruising.

Livia sends out a list of ten questions to cruisers who have cruised outside of their home country for at least two …Read more


An Admiral’s Reference Shelf


As you may know, Women and Cruising co-host Gwen Hamlin each month writes a column for Latitudes and Attitudes magazine called the Admiral’s Angle. Gwen has a group of “admirals” – women cruisers scattered around the globe who email their input to Gwen on each month’s topic. Gwen and her admirals have been doing this every month now for almost 4 years, and this month we are publishing Gwen’s 44th …Read more

Events and Seminars

See you at the Women’s Sailing Conference June 5, 2010 in Marblehead, MA!

Would you like to improve your sailing skills while meeting lots of cool women and having FUN?

Sign up for NWSA’s 9th annual Women’s Sailing Conference, a Take the Helm® event!

It will take place Saturday June 5, 2010 at the Corinthian Yacht Club on beautiful Marblehead Harbor in Massachusetts. (I will be there!)

It’s a …Read more

Events and Seminars

7 more good reasons to join us at Strictly Sail Pacific, April 15-18, 2010

We’ve already announced here on the blog that Pam and I will giving two free Women and Cruising seminars at the Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show, at Jack London Square in Oakland, California on April 16 and 17.

And Amanda Swan Neal has invited you all to the seminars she will be …Read more

Women and Cruising Seminar

Join Women and Cruising at Strictly Sail Pacific – April 16-17, 2010

Pam Wall and I are going to do two free Women and Cruising seminars at the Strictly Sail Pacific Boat Show on April 16 and 17, 2010.

It’s going to be great fun so come join us!

Strictly Sail Pacific is a great show. It’s held at Jack London Square in Oakland, CA. There …Read more