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Enjoy these free recorded webinars from SSCA Cruising Station Hosts from around the world.  For additional free webinars, visit the Seven Seas U pagePlease note webinars containing navigation information are for Entertainment purposes only. Never rely on information for navigation from a single source without verifying with multiple resources.


SSCA SSU FREE Webinar - SSCA Cruising Station Host Series:  Trinidad Update During COVID-19 by SSCA Cruising Station Host Jesse James
Full recording of webinar presented on August 27, 2020 by Joan Conover, SSCA Cruising Station Host Coordinator, and Jesse & Sharon Rose James, SSCA Cruising Station Hosts. What a great couple and devoted to Trinidad. Its the first SSCA Cruising Station Host webinar in our series.

Listen to Jesse (and Sharon) tell you what is happening in Trinidad -Tobago as they go thru the current situation. Jesse has gone to visit long-time friends of cruisers, gotten clips and photos of TODAY in Trindad. See friends and hear what everyone has been doing to get Trinidad open for the coming season. Jesse has worked hard, very hard; he has taken the BEST PRACTICES from other island countries, and is actively working to do a similar system for Trinidad. Listen to Jesse share Trinidad as it is today with you, and see what it looks like in their current situation. All your Trinidad friends are still there, and for newcomers for the future..take a look at what you can expect.


SSCA SSU FREE Webinar--SSCA Cruising Station Host Series:  Caribbean & Atlantic UPDATE During COVID-19
Full recording of webinar presented on September 10, 2020 by Joan Conover, SSCA Cruising Station Host. Join SSCA for a free, interactive session with our Seven Seas Cruising Station Hosts (CSH) of the Caribbean as well as Canary Islands. This is the second of a series of informational webinars to help our cruising audience determine the on-the-ground situation in various areas they plan to visit now or in the future.

Speakers include:

Jose Mendez (Marina Pescarderia, Puerto Rico)
Jose was instrumental in assisting vessels coming home from the VIs in May and April, worked with Puerto Rico authorities, assisted vessels in transit, provided key information to Noonsite as the pandemic spread. See his extensive resume in the Zoom invitation.

Agustin Martin (Canary Islands/Regional SSCA CS Host for Europe)
Agustin is the SSCA Regional Host/Europe and for Canary Islands/Las Palmas. Visiting cruisers know to contact him for a warm welcome to the Canary Islands as well as the support he provides to the yachting community. Agustin is the 2019 SSCA Cruising Host of the Year, being awarded the Bateman CSH Award in November 2019 in St. Augustine, Florida at the SSCA GAM. A professional on maritime issues, he is certainly qualified to discuss the COVID situation there in the Canaries in reference to cruising and other locations. A major resource for all of us! SSCA appreciates the efforts he has made for years to help others.

Russ Goedjen (Owner/Manager Shelter Bay Marina Panama @Shelter Bay Marina,Panama)
Founding member of the Pedro Miguel Boat Club in the 1987 Panama Canal reorganization, Pedro Miguel became one of the premier stops for cruisers for the next 20 years. Russ has been a Sailor and delivery Captain for 50 years.  He's also the founding member of the South Pacifica Sailing Association, founder of the Yachts and Marinas Committee of the Panamanian Maritime Chamber of Commerce, founder and part owner of Shelter Bay Marina in Limon Bay Panama, and founder of Care Free Boat Club of Panama.  Russ has 22 years of Naval service and  serves as SSCA CSH Host of Panama.

As this series continues, it will include various timezone CHS around the world, in the Atlantic Islands, Pacific/Asia Eastern/Western Caribbean, Africa and South America. Please join us!


SSCA SSU FREE Webinar--SSCA Cruising Station Host Series:  Pacific/Asia UPDATE During COVID-19 [Sept 2020]
Full recording of webinar presented on September 11, 2020 by Joan Conover, SSCA Cruising Station Host Coordinator.  Join us for an interactive session with our Seven Seas Cruising Station Hosts in Hawaii, Micronesia, French Polynesia, NZ, Australia and Indonesia/Malaysia. Our hosts, members and cruising friends in Pacific/Asia areas will discuss in chat forum their unique situations. This is as a public service, due to the extreme situations vessels are in due to the pandemic. Join us now.


SSCA SSU FREE Webinar - SSCA Cruising Station Host Series: Western Mexico to Panama/Galapagos
Full recording of webinar given on October 8, 2020 by Joan Conover, SSCA Cruising Station Host Coordinator. Join us for an interactive session with our Seven Seas Cruising Station Hosts (CSH).


SSCA SSU FREE Webinar - SSCA Cruising Station Host Series:  Heading South for Snowbirds Update During COVID-19
For Entertainment purposes only. Never rely on information for navigation from a single source without verifying with multiple resources.
Full recording of webinar given on October 15, 2020 by Joan Conover, SSCA Cruising Station Host Coordinator. Join us for an interactive session with our Seven Seas Cruising Station Hosts (CSH) Stephen and Dawn Bell who sail and share their love of the south east coast USA in their beloved catamaran, Pilar. We hope to help you discover new opportunities in the often overlooked sea islands and coastal towns of South Carolina and Georgia that offer beautiful waters, nature and marine creatures that you won't find elsewhere. Goal is to determine the "in the harbors" situations in various areas you plan to visit now or in the future. Wondering where you can go safely this winter without fearing countries closing borders?


SSCA SSU FREE Webinar - SSCA Cruising Station Host Series:  Sailing to Florida and the Bahamas During COVID-19
Full recording of webinar given on November 12, 2020 by Joan Conover, SSCA Cruising Station Host Coordinator. Join us for an interactive session with our Seven Seas Cruising Station Hosts (CSH). This is one of a series of informational webinars to help our cruising audience determine the on the ground situation in various locations.

You are invited to watch this webinar with well known cruiser and author, Addison Chan,(Facebook group) Cuba and Sea and author/expert for Waterway Guide and other critical cruising publications. For those of you watching the SSCA FB Channel, Addison and Pat have been posting a weekly update on the situation in Florida (Melbourne area right now) and on COVID. Priceless information! In this webinar, you'll also hear from Rudy and Jill Sechez who are well known for their fun info webinars, with their "Anchoring" being a hit on the SSCA YouTube Channel. They are followed by Shirley Cool and Pat Maslen (Daytona Beach Cruising Hosts) with input from Donna Lange, a new host in West Palm Beach. Find out the latest on Florida and Bahamas from Addison, what the travel has been like for the Sechezes as they work their way south to Florida, and the day to day situation in Florida with Shirley, Pat and Donna.  Some useful resources:  ICW 2018 Updated Bridge Guide Rev 2  and  Daytona Beach Information.
 






















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