Racing in Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound with Expedition Software
Saturday, April 7, 2018. A full day, hands on seminar taught by 2 time America’s Cup winning navigator Peter Isler.
Presented by North U, Landfall Navigation and Isler Sailing International
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MAC Maritime Academic Center
6 Pennyfield Avenue
Bronx, NY 10465
April 07, 2018
Check in: 8:30 am Class: 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Over the past few years, Peter Isler & NorthU have teamed up to produce a series of highly acclaimed webinars on the use of Expedition Software to win races… the courses (available now for streaming) range from general overview to specific advanced topics.
Expedition 201 – Long Island Sound
Expedition 201 – LIS will be the first of our new, live regional NorthU courses and is aimed at teaching participants how to employ Expedition Navigation and Racing software to win races on Long Island Sound and Block Island Sound. Long Island Sound native and veteran navigator Peter Isler will be exploring how to get the most out of Expedition’s tools in the context of racing in Long Island Sound – and out into Block Island Sound when racing around Buzzards Bay Tower or Block Island, and of course getting through the Race or Plum Gut. We will be exploring everything from pre-race preparation, route optimization, coastal piloting, strategy, weather data and analysis, “local knowledge”, starting, optimizing performance underway and much more. Isler will be supported by NorthU’s Bill Gladstone and Landfall Navigation’s Kevin Cahoon who will help provide one on one coaching during the course. The course will be augmented with presentations by special guests with Long Island Sound racing laurels.
The course is aimed at the tactical team – skipper, navigator and tactician who are directly involved in the use (or want to use) of Expedition software on their boat. At least one member of the boats’ team should be well versed in the use of Expedition. Completion of NorthU’s online webinar – Expedition101 would be the target skill level.
There will be break out sessions and in-course quizzes as well as plenty of opportunity for one on one time with Peter and his team to help with your specific questions.
Bring Your Laptop
Bring your laptop with Expedition loaded. (You can have Expedition loaded on more than one computer. You’ll need a license key – we can help.) You should have your boat’s polars and sail chart loaded. We will also be sending you files to load for some of the group exercises.
This is a Hands-On class. You won’t be sitting back watching the instructors demo the process. You will be doing it. Get ready to race. Enrollment is lmited to assure close personal attention.
One Day Only: Saturday, April 7.
- Coastal piloting w Expedition
- Route optimization – including picking the best “slot” to exit/enter the Sound
- Weather – including forecast and observation sources and how analyze and make good decisions.
- Current – including sources and tactical considerations
- Pre Race preparation – sail selection & mode-ing
- Sail selection & Sail Charts
- Performance analysis
- Instrument optimization
- Polars – creation & optimization
- Sail charts
- Deck screens & ventus
- Local knowledge
- Weather cheat sheet
- Starting with Expedition
- Tips and Tricks with Expedition
- And much more!
Applications are being accepted from sailors under 25 years of age for a limited number of scholarships to this event.
To apply for the scholarship ($230 tuition break; cost $100), you must be under the age of 25. Send your sailing resume and a single paragraph on why you should be selected to Francine.Wainer@NorthU.com. The deadline for applications is March 2.