Thursday, January 12, 2012

Karma Yacht Sales - Seminars for 10th Annual Open House

It may be January in Chicago, but it's never too soon to talk sailing!

Enclosed is the line-up of seminars and speakers for our 10th Annual Open House
If you have not done so already, make sure to submit your RSVP  as it will  be a full house.
For more information on logistics for the Open House click here
Enclosed are our speakers for the day:

“Cruising Sail Trim- Getting the most enjoyment out of your leisure sailing"
10:30am to 11:30am  Present by Perry Lewis, North Sails Midwest

Seminar: Nothing increases the enjoyment of your boat than maximizing the performance of your boat while under sail. Perry will take you through some of the commonly made mistakes by cruising sailors in mainsail, genoa and cruising gennaker trim.

About Perry Lewis:

Perry is one of North Sails' longest-term veterans, with over 33 years in the Midwest loft. With a background in math, he grew up family cruising, and later spent three months cruising around Europe w/ his fiancée. He has also proven himself on the race course with over a dozen National or North American titles, in various fleets ranging from the S2 7.9 (4 times), T-10, J/30 & J/35, IOR 1/2, 3/4, & 1-Ton Cups, and the MORC Internationals. He enjoyed participating in the 2010 J/80 "World Tour", ending with successful J-80 Worlds in Newport RI. Perry is also one of the inaugural Mackinac "Double Goats", having completed over 30 of both Chicago & Port Huron-Mackinac races, and having won overall ten times.

“Bucket List Update: Race to Mackinac from a Cruising Sailors Point of View”
11:30am to 12:30pm Presented by Emmy and Matt Gallagher

Seminar:  How often have you thought someday….? Matt and Emmy Gallagher will take you through their plan of how they went from “Someday” to “Today” when they cast off their spring lines and headed North in the annual distance classic- The Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. (OK. Perhaps there were a few more steps) Get a first-timers perspective on having done the 103rd. Isn’t it time you said: “I’m in!”.

About the Gallaghers:


Matt & Emmy Gallagher own Endeavour, a 2008 Beneteau Oceanis 37 purchased from Karma Yacht Sales. Since purchasing the boat, they have cruised it throughout Lake Michigan with their two children, Charlie (4) and Maggie (2). In 2011, they start racing Endeavour, participating in the cruising division of the 103rd running of the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac as well as the Verve Cup and CYC's Belmont Beer Can series. Both Emmy and Matt sailed on friends boats following college. Endeavour is their first boat. They are also active members of the Chicago Yacht Club, where Matt chairs the Communications Committee and serves on the Membership and Mackinac Committees.

"Preventative Diesel Engine Tips for the DIY Sailor”
12:30pm to 1:30pm Presented by Roy Cohen, President- Superior Marine Service, Inc.

Seminar: Nothing brings trepidation to the heart of a sailor than when you turn on the engine and you get no response from your “iron genoa” Many of the common issues can be prevented with … you guessed it- an ounce of preventative maintenance. Mr. Cohen takes you through some of the common issues with new or old diesel engines. Hear it from the expert and minimize the ‘Oh popsicle sticks!!’ effect.

About Roy Cohen:

Mr. Cohen brings over 43 years of hands on experience in internal engine repair and service. Superior Marine Service (SMS) is a factory authorized service center for OMC Stern Drive, Johnson and Evinrude Outboards, MerCruiser Stern Drives, Nissan Outboards, Tohatsu Outboards and Yanmar Diesel engines. They are a fully authorized sales and service center for Beta Marine, Westerbeke and Universal gasoline & diesel engines and service location for Algae-X diesel fuel cleaning systems.

SMS has been the recipient of numerous awards including:

  • Nissan's 2003 Outstanding Sales, Service & Commitment Award
  • Yanmar's 2003 Outstanding Service Award
  • 2006 Gold dealership service award.
  • 2006, Top 25 dealership award from Tohatsu Outboards.

See you at the Open House!