Multihull Seminar Schedule


Seminar Schedule

SEPT. 14

9:00 am remove 12:00 pm
September 14th

How to Become a Multihull Owner and Cruiser

Brought to you by The Multihull Source, Just Catamarans and Multihulls Today

On Thursday, Sept 14th join three multihull experts to learn how to buy, equip and master multihull cruising. We’ll take you through the decision process on what multihulls to buy, how to evaluate the available design styles and brands, how to equip and fit out a cruising multihull for safety and comfort, and how to gain the skills you need to really enjoy the multihull cruising life. Plus, we’ll answer all your multihull questions and steer you to boats, charter companies and sailing schools that fit your personal requirements.
$50 per person / $90 per couple
Location of Seminar:
Seamen’s Church Institute located within the Show at 15 Market Square, Newport, RI
September 14th from 9am to noon
Note: Admission ticket to the Newport International Boat Show is not included in the above seminar. Purchase admission to the show here. Limited Seating, Recommending to purchase in advance

Read more about the Multihull Experts:

Bob Gleason

Bob Gleason

Bob Gleason started sailing on monohulls of all types. During high school, he was captain of the sailing team and in college sailed with the national Championship team at of the Tufts University Jumbos.   Bob raced both monohulls and multihulls to a number of national championships.

After more than 10 years representing Hobie Cat and Windsurfing International, including a stint as the chairman to the Olympic Windsurfing Exhibition event at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Bob found his focus with Corsair Trimarans.  After four years working for the Corsair Marine Bob launched The Multihull Source in 1995.

His emphasis on performance did not waiver as he went on to win nearly a dozen Corsair National Championship. In 40 years, Bob has owned and campaigned more than 30 different catamarans and trimarans. Bob and The Multihull Source promote performance multihull sailing: Bob started Gunboat Multihulls, Inc. in 2003, has represented, Windrider, Weta, Prout, Gemini, Catana, and HH, and now represents Corsair, Seawind, and the exciting latest addition, Rapido trimarans. He is currently campaigning the latest Tri Me, a Rapido 40.

Derek Escher

Derek Escher

Derek Escher is a lifelong sailor. He resides in Barrington Rhode Island. He has been active in the catamaran business since 1994, and has been a broker since 1999, also representing Outremer, HH, Catana, Gunboat and other brands.

Derek owned and operated Katimavik Adventures, a charter catamaran, from 1995-2000 in the Grenadines (Caribbean). He is currently a broker with Just Catamarans based in Ft Lauderdale Florida. Derek has extensive experience teaching, and in racing sailboats. Derek has a lot of offshore miles, having sailed between New England and the Caribbean more than 20 times, and he has taught offshore passage making.

While Derek’s passion is high performance sailing multihulls, he is equally adept at discussing luxury cruising cats and even performance monohulls.

George Day

George Day, who lives in Middletown, RI, is the founder, publisher and editor of Day Communications, Inc., which publishes the magazines Blue Water Sailing and Multihulls Today and the weekly e-newsletters Cruising Compass and Cruising Odyssey (edited by Peter Janssen). In the 1980s, at the start of his career, he was the second editor of Cruising World magazine. In the 1990s, George, with his wife Rosa and their two sons Simon and Tim, spent five years circumnavigating the world westabout via the Panama and Suez Canals aboard their 43-foot ketch Clover.

George has sailed many thousands of miles on modern cruising catamarans and trimarans, including an offshore passage on the first Gunboat, Tribe, from Charleston to Newport through a Cape Hatteras gale and from Virginia to the BVI on the Outremer 51 Archer.

George is a member of the Cruising Club of America, the Ocean Cruising Club, the Seven Seas Cruising Club and Ida Lewis Yacht Club. He is the author of three sailing books: Out There (with Herb McCormick), Safety at Sea and The Well Managed Sailboat.

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