POA #2 Sponsored by Alaska Airlines

Sunday, January 26, all day at Berkeley Yacht Club

With just half a year to go, it's time to focus on your middle-term preparation items. These include weather (how to get it, how to think about it), provisioning, emergency steering, and more.

We'll address these topics and, in addition, will have fully-rigged Pac Cup racer examples at the docks (weather permitting) for your inspection.  Lunch is included as is our traditional post-seminar festive party.


  • Registration                                                                       08:30
  • Welcome and introductions                                          Bob Gray        09:00
  • Weather w/Navigation                                                   Paul Kamen   09:05
  • Sailors for the Sea      Rowena                                       11:10
  • Preparation for Inspections                                           Rowena          11:30
  • Boats on Guest Dock Boat “Hang 20” Express 27 Lori Tewksbury                11:45
  • Lunch                                                                                  12:00
  • Weigh In/Rating Procedures                                         Buzz  01:00
  • Prior Racers Panel      Melinda Erkelens; Gary Troxel Buzz Blackett,  Michael Moradzadeh;               01:20
  • Prep Calendar Discussion                                               Bob Gray        03:00
  • Required 150-mile Trip                                                   TBD/mixed panel        03:10
  • MOB/Emergency Steering                                             Michael Moradzadeh 03:20
  • Wrap up & Survey Questionnaire                                Bob Gray        03:50


Social Hour @ BYC Bar   04:00


POA Seminar participants are invited to join their Pac Cup friends at the BYC Bar.  Drink tickets will be provided by the check in desk upon completion of the seminar.  To collect your ticket(s), please fill out the distributed survey.

Sign up today as space is somewhat limited, and you don't want to have to sit out on the grass.