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Saturday, September 10 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Shakedown Cruise

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We know Nigel Calder as the boat systems guru who explains how to bleed our diesels, balance our electrical systems, and understand vector charts. This knowledge was hard earned. Shakedown Cruise describes Nigel’s early years, including getting run down by a freighter in the North Sea, finishing off a bare hull, and setting off for a round-the-world cruise with his wife Terrie, five months pregnant, and their one-year-old child. Come to be entertained and educated, and learn how, in spite of numerous groundings and other minor catastrophes, Nigel has persuaded a reluctant sailing partner, who would rather travel in an RV, to adventure with him at sea for more than forty years.

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Nigel Calder

Calder Marine Enterprises
Nigel Calder is best known for his Boatowner’s Mechanical and Electrical Manual and Marine Diesel Engines, both considered definitive works. In addition to hundreds of magazine articles, he has also authored ‘A Cruising Guide to the Northwest Caribbean’, ‘Cuba: A Cruising... Read More →


Saturday September 10, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Cruising/Technical Stage

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