You’re Invited – Not All Goes to Plan – Solo Sailing Webinar

Solo Sailing

Nov 9, 2023

Guest Speaker: Richard Lariviére

Born in St-Georges de Beauce, I’ve spent most of my life on or in the water. As a member of West Island Squadron, I’ve taken just about every course offered by CPS-ECP to prepare me for my first successful crewed transatlantic crossing in 2012-2013. Recently retired, I set out to repeat the journey as a solo sailor in 2022 aboard my Tartan 34 Classic – “Indian Summer”. Things didn’t go as planned!

Cruising is not always “fair winds and following seas”, sometimes you have to use all your knowledge, capabilities and your limited tools to make it to safe harbour.

This online event is open to all members, students and their guests!

Click HERE Join the Event on November 16, 2023 at 20:00 Eastern time zone.

Host: St Lawrence District

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