Business detail for John Kretschmer Sailing
|Business Hours: 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM||Weeks: Monday - Friday|
John Kretschmer Sailing of Ft. Lauderdale in Florida offers training passages for sailors who are seeking experience in offshore sailing. John offers training passages aboard his 47' sailing yacht, Quetzal, as well as other vessels. His offshore passages are hands-on experiences, where sailors learn the art of route planning, navigation, boat handl...
John Kretschmer Sailing of Ft. Lauderdale in Florida offers training passages for sailors who are seeking experience in offshore sailing. John offers training passages aboard his 47' sailing yacht, Quetzal, as well as other vessels. His offshore passages are hands-on experiences, where sailors learn the art of route planning, navigation, boat handling in varying weather conditions, safety, and just generally how to be a better sailor. John also offers workshops on boat buying, during which he provides guidance on what to look for in a used sailing vessel and how to choose the boat that can best help you fulfill your sailing goals.
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June 20, 2012
I had the pleasure of meeting John Kretschmer several years ago when he visited our fair city to give a talk on his new book and the colorful career he has made on the Ocean Blue. He has since helped one of my customers by making a professional referral for a delivery. I would highly recommend John and his business, if it's nautical experience and knowledge you seek John has it and is passionate about sharing it, Fair Winds !» Was the review: Useful(0) | Funny(0) | Lame(0)
May 17, 2012
We just finished up a great Mediterranean offshore sailing adventure with John Kretschmer Sailing. This is about the 5th time I've been sailing with John and I can't say enough about how much you learn about sailing and cruising when you go on these trips. We did 3 overnight passages this time and sailed in all kinds of conditions. John is great about making sure the whole crew gets an opportunity to learn by doing. He also did instruction on celestial navigation. The trip offered opportunities for magnificent sightseeing and wonderful landfalls in Spain and the Balearic Islands. If you're looking for a great sailing adventure, something different and than chartering but equally challenging, and if you enjoy the company of like-minded people and the sharing of great sailing stories, check out John's sailing passages! You'll be happy you did for sure!» Was the review: Useful(0) | Funny(0) | Lame(0)
May 15, 2011
Used Boat Buyers Workshop by John Kretschmer
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Five Star Rating!
Two day workshop was intensive, amazingly informative and fun. Attended one of John's seminars at a Strictly Sail Show and decided to attend his Used Boat Buyers Workshop. The workshop is half classroom instruction, including discussion about boat design, construction, researching boats, survey, brokers, insurance, sea trials, all the elements to consider in finding the right sailboat. Second half of the workshop is actually on used sailboats putting into practice, what is learned in the classroom.
John is the real deal, a great speaker, author and instructor, sharing his knowledge from a life of sailing and of 20 Atlantic crossings!
As an added bonus the students in the class were very interesting, asked great questions, and helped make it a wonderful weekend.
The workshop is an incredible bargain, I don't where else a boat buyer could get this honest instruction and information...at any price.