Sailing Away: Making Your Cruising Dreams a Reality

1:00 PM


Ken & Carol Gillstrom

Sailing Away: Making Your Cruising Dreams a Reality

Are you looking to take the plunge? Dreaming about sailing away to exotic and exciting destinations? Cruiser, racer or single hander, your sailing dream can become a reality! In 1995 Ken and Carol made a plan to construct a boat and sail world-wide. They are now living that dream! Share and learn from their experiences. Find out how they balanced family and job while maintaining their launch date. Ken will outline steps to help you clarify your “dream” and offer strategies that will keep you motivated. His tips will assist you in overcoming the challenges encountered while making your dream a reality.


Ken and Carol live and conduct sail training adventures on their custom designed/built aluminum cutter, Voyageur 10.10. Combined, they have logged over 100,000 miles. During the past 16 years they have presented hundreds of seminars on boating related topics. These seminars encourage would-be cruisers to pursue their cruising goals. First-hand experience and practical approach help you take your cruising goals from a “dream” to “reality”. Their “Safety-first” mind set will steer you away from some of the more common pitfalls. You, too, can enjoy safe and memorable cruising adventures on the high seas! You can check out their adventures and sailing courses at or Facebook “Voyageur Sailing”.

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