Wendy Hinman to Present At Cruisers University at the Annapolis Boat Show

Wendy Hinman is a regular speaker on preparing yourself and boat for offshore voyaging at yacht clubs and boat shows around the country, including the Strictly Sail Boat Show, Seattle Boat Show, Wooden Boat Festival and others. She has published articles in a variety of publications and is the award-winning author of two books: Tightwads on the Loose and Sea Trials.

At Cruiser’s University, she will present on: Keeping Your Relationship Afloat

A happy crew makes for a happy voyage. Venturing offshore in a small boat puts new pressures on even well-established relationships. Don’t let 24/7 start feeling like a life sentence. Learn techniques for addressing the diverse needs of a crew and dissipating tension aboard so that you can enjoy the places you visit and the unusual way of traveling there. Wendy Hinman, award winning author of Tightwads on the Loose and Sea Trials, shares the wisdom she gathered during her 7-year 34,000 mile voyage aboard her 31-foot cutter as well as years racing in all manner of boats with her husband and others. She discusses how to find balance in a small, sometimes violently rocking environment, while facing the new challenges that cruising can present.

Presented by: Wendy Hinman

Wendy Hinman grew up sailing and has been sailing for more than 40 years. She taught sailing in the Chesapeake Bay and has cruised and raced in venues around the globe in all sorts of boats as skipper and crew, sometimes winning. She spent seven years at sea, sailing 34,000 miles aboard her 31 foot cutter, Velella, with her husband. She enjoyed it so much, she never wanted to stop voyaging. You can read about her adventures in Tightwads on the Loose, which has earned rave reviews and won awards. Her second book, Sea Trials, details the story of the Wilcox family’s determined quest to circumnavigate despite being shipwrecked. Of Sea Trials, Sailing Magazine writes “A captivating narrative, full of suspense and colorful descriptions … Readers of all ages will enjoy this story and the skill with which it is told.” You can learn more on Wendy Hinman and her writing on her website and read snippets from her voyage blog at www.wendyhinman.com. She and her husband are currently building a boat for more cruising adventures.

Classes: Keeping Your Relationship Afloat

For the full schedule of classes, please visit: http://www.annapolisboatshows.com/cruisers-university/schedule/

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