Coming up

Sat. Oct 17th: TOTEM TALKS: Drones and photography underway. Special guest, FAA drone pilot and sailor Vivian Vuong sharing her expertise. Register here.

Mon. Oct 19th: Women’s Sailing Seminar 2020 preview: Behan joins others to spin a yarn on Storytelling Night. Theme: the lighter side. Details here.

Got a topic to suggest or a guest speaker to nominate? Get in touch!


Replay recent events

  • TOTEM TALKS: “…but the listing said…”  Demystifying the boat purchase process and discussing common mistakes, broken down for you to avoid; Replay here, use password ButTheListing!1


  • Cocktails with Cruising World: a fun, 30 minute interview with CW editors. Replay to learn about our adventures, budget and more.

TOTEM TALKS livestreams 

Our online meetups are one part webinar, one part community: staying connected and supporting all cruisers! Each FREE session include real-world updates, focused discussion on a cruising topic, and live Q&A with participants.

Boat Shows

Women’s Sailing Seminar

November 13th  – 15th, 2020

I’m thrilled to keynote the Island Yacht Club’s 28th annual Women’s Sailing Seminar on Sunday, November 15th! The WSS is a west coast institution and bastion of support for women in sailing that’s also gone virtual this year. For updates, visit their website.

Boat show planning

While in North America again the last couple of years, we have traveled regularly for a number of shows. While none have canceled for 2021, we expect the pandemic will continue to limit travel.

Jamie and I are actively exploring options to deliver online programming, and the Virtual Wooden Boat Festival showed what can be done! Still, there’s nothing quite like meet future cruisers in person at these great events. We’ll be ready to travel when there’s a reliable vaccine, well distributed, and a situation under control.

five people on bar stools at a panel

Participating at the annual Cruisers Forum at the Seattle Boat Show. We hope to return in January 2021!


Keep in touch, and drop us a note if we’ll see you at a show – or if you’d like us to speak to your organization!

Seminars and splicing classes in La Cruz 2019 season

Salty Insta