PERSONALIZED SAILING

for Women and Their Shipmates

08/19/14

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Welcome to

Personalized Sailing and Self-Awareness

for Women and Their Shipmates!

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Capt. Tricia Birdsell offers personalized instruction on your boat in the Pacific Northwest. Occasionally, instruction is also available in Florida or the Caribbean during the winter months.

The content of all seminars are based on Sailing in Balance: A Boat and Sail Handling Manual for Women and Their Shipmates, written by Capt. Tricia Birdsell.  Originally designed for her clients at her sailing school at the time, Herizen™Sailing for Women Inc., the book explains the "whys" of sailing in a way that is helpful to novices and experienced sailors alike.  See Sailing Book for Women for details on purchasing a copy.

The format for seminars/classes is as variable as the needs of women and their shipmates, tailored to meet your needs.  For example:

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Large group seminars on "When Venus and Mars Go Boating", discussing the difference between male and female realities and how this manifests on a boat.  Many practical tips on how to practice what you learn to be confident, competent sailors.  Much discussion of situations and needs of participants. 

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Small group hands-on seminars/classes on your boat or a chartered vessel.  All seminars start with a short discussion of the difference between male and female realities. Some typical seminars offered are:

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Maneuvering under power and docking

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Rediscovering your running rigging

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Sail balance and control

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Reefing

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Person Overboard

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Single-handing

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Engine maintenance

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Using GPS, DSC and AIS

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Assessing your boat's running rigging for safety, comfort and ease is one of Capt. Tricia's specialties.  Small changes on almost every boat can make big differences in how easy and safe your boat is to sail.  Capt. Tricia in particular likes to pay attention to gybe preventers, reefing systems, friction and chafe reduction and single-handing systems that makes life easier for crew as well.

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Passage-making on your boat.  Have Capt. Tricia join you on your boat for a passage to teach as you sail.  Price very reasonable.  Ask for individual quote.  All food, transportation, as well as incidentals to be included in expenses.

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Deliveries.  Price very reasonable.  Ask for individual quote.  All food, transportation, as well as incidentals to be included in expenses.

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