Whether you want to learn the latest on sailing to the Caribbean amidst the COVID crisis or simply want to know more about sailing, the Seven Seas Cruising Association (SSCA) has just what you need. This oldest (founded in 1952) and largest worldwide organization that supports the liveaboard cruising lifestyle, has launched its Seven Seas U with webinars and courses available as close as the Internet no matter where you live, are docked, anchored or moored.
In general, webinars feature timely topics, while courses are available on perennial subjects such as marine weather, communications, safety at sea, navigation, boat systems and maintenance. Both types of presentations are led by SSCA members and guest instructors; include video, sound and other multi-media that enable participants to actively engage with the instructors; and are recorded and posted on the Seven Seas Cruising Association YouTube channel to play anytime for those that miss the live presentations.
“The first webinar presenter back in August was the well-known, Jesse James, the Trinidad & Tobago Cruising Host for the SSCA,” says Joan Conover, the SSCA Cruising Station Coordinator. “James provided information on what the marine industry, island communities and visiting boaters are currently doing in Trinidad & Tobago, what boaters should be aware of and what has changed due to COVID,” says Joan Conover.
The latest webinar topics are the Florida/Bahamas on November 12, and an Update for Cruisers on December 10. Both are tentatively set for 6 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (UTC -4), with registration available at www.ssca.org
Seven Seas U is open to both SSCA members and non-members. However, only Seven Seas Cruising Association members receive a free membership to Seven Seas U with unlimited access to all free-for-member educational webinars.