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Pacific Puddle Jump

Get Ready to Jump with Advice from the Experts

Join us for another great season of Pacific Puddle Jump Seminars, hosted by Vallarta Yacht Club and Latitude 38.

To view the schedule CLICK HERE (or save target to download)

06 January 2014
  • Monday, 06 January 2014 15:00 - 17:00
    Introduction - Steve Van Slyke - To and Through the Marquesas

    Steve's talk and slide presentation will provide first-time “puddlejumpers” with advice on routes from Mexico to the French Polynesian islands known as the Marquesas, as well as suggestions for routes through the Marquesas to maximize islands and anchorages visited, while taking advantage of the prevailing winds to minimize upwind sailing. The attractions and dangers of several anchorages will be discussed as well as some general comments about provisioning opportunities and clearance procedures. Recommendations for short-stay (one week) and long-stay (three weeks+) intineraries will be presented. He will also briefly touch on routes through the Tuamotus and options for cyclone season.

08 January 2014
13 January 2014
15 January 2014
  • Wednesday, 15 January 2014 15:00 - 17:00
    Radar, GPS - Terry Sparks

    altRadio and radar expert Terry Sparks gives the low-down on how to deal with you radar and GPS, including some easy to follow tricks on using your radar for navigation.

20 January 2014
  • Monday, 20 January 2014 15:00 - 17:00
    Communications - Radio Rob, Terry Sparks, Bob O'hara

    altaltBetween them almost 130 years of experience in radio communications - "Radio" Rob Ladner, Bob O'Hara and Terry Sparks give advice on radio communications at sea, including Ham radio, Pactor, antennas and grounding!

22 January 2014
  • Wednesday, 22 January 2014 15:00 - 17:00
    Refrigeration - Don May

    altThere's very little Don May doesn't know about refrigeration systems. Learn how to keep your cool at sea and at anchor.

27 January 2014
  • Monday, 27 January 2014 15:00 - 17:00
    Dental - Jim Nordstrom -- Skin - Dr. Alma Vargas

    altaltCruiser, dentist and emergency medical expert Dr. Jim Nordstrum joins expert dermatologist Dr. Alma Vargas to tell you what you need to know to ensure good dental and skin health.

29 January 2014
03 February 2014
  • Monday, 03 February 2014 15:00 - 17:00
    Weather - Mike Danielson

    altMike Danielson gives you the what you need to know about weather at sea.

05 February 2014
10 February 2014
12 February 2014
  • Wednesday, 12 February 2014 15:00 - 17:00
    Practical On-Board Medicine

    altaltPractical Medicine on Board - Treating Emergency's and normal medical and dental problems.  Moderators include Jim Nordstrom, cruiser, dentist and emergency medical expert along with Dick Markie, Paradise Village Marina Harbormaster and an emergency room doctor from a local hospital.


17 February 2014
  • Monday, 17 February 2014 15:00 - 17:00
    Electrical - Terry Sparks

    altTerry Sparks returns to share his expertise in yacht electrical systems.

19 February 2014
  • Wednesday, 19 February 2014 15:00 - 17:00
    Check out -- Dick Markie Journet Ibanez

    altDick Markie and Journet Ibanez share years of experience in dealing with the legal procedures to do with checking out your yacht. 

24 February 2014
  • Monday, 24 February 2014 15:00 - 17:00
    SSB (Single Side Band)

    altLearn how to use your SSB the right way, with advice and shortcuts for using ICOM SSB equipment.

26 February 2014
07 March 2014
  • Friday, 07 March 2014 15:00 - 18:00
    Latitude 38 Puddle Jump Party

    altLatitude 38 will be at Vallarta Yacht Club for their annual Puddle Jump Send Off Party

    Andy Turpin will be here to celebrate the next phase of the dream, taking pictures of Puddle Jumpers before you sail off to the South Pacific.



05 January 2015
07 January 2015
12 January 2015

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