Peter IslerOver the past few years, two-time America’s Cup winning navigator Peter Isler and North U have produced a series of highly acclaimed webinars on the use of Expedition software for Navigation and Yacht Racing all over the world. Now, North U, Landfall and Isler Sailing International have teamed up to present Expedition 201, the first ever Expedition seminar specifically for sailors who want to win races on Long Island Sound and Block island Sound. This full-day, hands-on event will be held at SUNY Maritime College’s MAC Maritime Academic Center in the Bronx, NY on Saturday, April 7 from 9 am to 4 pm.

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Led by Isler, this workshop will explore how to get the most out of Expedition’s tools in the context of racing in Long Island Sound and out into Block Island Sound when racing around Buzzards Bay Tower or Block Island, and of course getting through the Race or Plum Gut. Topics include pre-race preparation, route optimization, coastal piloting, strategy, weather data and analysis, local knowledge, starting, optimizing performance underway, and much more.

The course is aimed at the tactical team – skipper, navigator and tactician – who are using (or want to use) Expedition software on their boat. At least one member of the boat’s team should be well versed in the use of Expedition. Completion of NorthU’s online Expedition101 webinar would be the target skill level. Isler will be supported by North U’s Bill Gladstone and Landfall’s Kevin Cahoon, who will help provide one-on-one coaching. The course will be augmented with presentations by special guests with Long Island Sound racing laurels.

If you’re a skipper, navigator or tactician and you’re serious about maximizing your performance, Expedition 201/LIS is a must. Bring your laptop, loaded with Expedition and your boat’s polars and sail chart. Check-in begins at 8:30 am and enrollment is limited, so register soon at

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