An annual meeting in Paris

The Grand Large Yachting Group’s Blue Water Cruising Seminar offers you a two-day immersion focusing on the key factors for the success of long-distance voyaging: meteorology, route planning, active and passive safety, health on board, communication, but also photography on board…

Meals and breaks are rich in exchanges between listeners or with the experts present.

This seminar owes much to the inspiration, support and involvement of Jimmy Cornell: navigator, author of works of reference, multilingual speaker and rally organizer. He is usually present over these two days to exchange ideas.

Private event, open by invitation only.

Webinars all year round, open to all

In the current context, where we are looking more and more at ways to escape, the Grand Large Yachting group is convinced of the scope and relevance of the themes of Blue Water Cruising.

This is why, condemned like you to virtual ocean dreams, we regularly hold Blue Water Cruising Webinars.

Free for all Internet users, the Blue Water Cruising Webinar is based at this stage on four online sessions calling on the expertise of recognized speakers such as Jimmy Cornell, Christian Dumard, Jean-Yves Chauve and Didier Ravon.

#1 “Blue water cruising today”, by Jimmy Cornell

A look at what’s on the horizon for Blue Water Cruising in 2020, with Jimmy Cornell, specialist in long-distance sailing and author of several reference books for circumnavigators. He is also at the origin of many oceanic rallies such as the ARC, and has completed five trips around the world. Born in Romania, Jimmy Cornell became a reporter for BBC World. At the age of 35, he took his family on a six-year, round-the-world tour on a sailboat. They explored 70 countries. At 80 years old, he is an essential reference.

#2 “Medicine on board and health”, by Jean-Yves Chauve

Jean-Yves Chauve is a French doctor, specialist in remote medicine. He is the official doctor for many offshore races, such as the Vendée Globe, to treat sailors wherever they are.

#3 “Offshore weather and routing”, by Christian Dumard

Christian Dumard is a weather router by trade. He routed Francis Joyon – Trimaran IDEC during his last Route du Rhum – Destination Guadeloupe, of which he came out the winner ahead of François Gabart.

#4 “Taking successful pictures at sea”, by Didier Ravon

Didier Ravon is a journalist – photographer, sailing specialist. He has been collaborating for more than 25 years with the magazine Voiles et Voiliers. In this exclusive webinar, he reveals all his secrets for successful photos at sea.