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All you need is the Internet—and a desire to learn!

Seven Seas Cruising Association can help you learn the skills and acquire the knowledge that you need to be a successful cruiser. At Seven Seas U you can take courses online - no matter where you live. All you need is the Internet!

With today's cutting edge technology, our instructors offer courses on the web that include presentations, video, sound and other multi-media and allow participants to actively engage with the instructor. Those that prefer to learn at their own pace can try our Anytime Learning modules that can be downloaded to a tablet device for offline viewing at your convenience - and you can still interact with the instructor via email.

Courses are available on essential topics such as marine weather, communications, safety at sea, navigation, boat systems and maintenance. And cruisers from across the globe bring you insights into the cruising lifestyle and exotic cruising destinations.

Seven Seas U uses the Webex platform for our live webinars. You must install the Cisco Webex plugin to watch a live webinar.  For a mobile device, install the Cisco Webex Meeting app from the App Store. Visit the CISCO Webex Test Meeting website to setup your computer or mobile device prior to attending a live webinar.

Seven Seas U is open to both SSCA members and non-members; however, SSCA Members receive a discount on every Seven Seas U course! Click on any of the green the member discount icons to get the current member discount code.

Seven Seas U’s October series continues our focuses on weather forecasting featuring Chris Parker, founder of the Marine Weather Center.

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WXR216: Wind and Waves

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 8:00pm EDT

Registration fee: $20 members, $25 non-members

Marine Weather Center’s weather guru, Chris Parker, teaches how to anticipate uncomfortable or dangerous seas from forecast products, and to devise strategies to minimize discomfort and maximize safety - both underway and while at anchor. He explores how wind produces waves, how waves propagate from one place to another, the way that waves from different wave trains phase; how waves are influenced by shoaling water depth, islands and currents; and how you can identify different wave trains from graphical forecast products. 

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WXR217: How to Create Your Own Onboard Forecast

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 8:00pm EDT

Registration fee: $20 members, $25 non-members

Got all the pieces about weather forecasting floating around in your mind, but you are still not sure how to apply them? This module will bring it all down the sea level. In this session Chris brings together the sources of forecast information and local weather events to create your own micro-scale forecast for your particular route and vessel. After taking this module you'll be able to identify important places Decision Points and/or times Inflection Points which require your analysis. 

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CLS114: Sew What? Self-Reliance While Crusing

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 8:00pm EDT

Registration fee: $20 members, $25 non-members

When you are cruising remote areas, it is best not to assume that professional help is available for canvas work and sail repairs. In addition, you can save money and feel great satisfaction by creating projects for your boat and repairing canvas and sails. Leslie gives a detailed overview of sewing skills, equipment and supplies for canvas-work and sail repair aboard a cruising vessel. She provides insights into the materials and supplies required for a variety of project to be sure you have them available when you leave the dock.

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Featured Recorded Webinar

Several webinar recordings are available to SSCA members and non-members.

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WXR100R: Basic Weather

Recorded: Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Registration fee: $20 members, $25 non-members

WXR100R: Basic Weather is the first in a three-part webinar series on basic marine weather concepts featuring Chris Parker. This is a popular introduction to weather concepts and prepares those who attend for the subsequent webinars. In the this webinar, Chris’ entertaining style and unique graphics provide an easy introduction to the key concepts and mechanisms to the weather. If you have never taken any weather courses before or if you’ve struggled understanding basic marine weather books, this is the course for you.

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FREE Recorded Webinars

Several webinar recordings are free to SSCA members and non-members. Read more

To register for one of the paid webinars or recordings:


1. Click on a REGISTER button above. Note that the price shown on the screen that opens does not include your SSCA member discount, that will be applied soon.

2. Click the blue Register button on the "Link Status" line.

3. Enter your First nameLast name and Email address in the text boxes provided.

4. Enter your email address a second time in the Confirm email address text box, and then click the [Submit] button.

5. On the payment information screen, enter the SSCA Member promotion code in the box provided and then click the [Apply] button. If you are not a member, leave the field blank.

6. Click the PayPal Check out button, and complete your payment at the member discounted price, if applicable.

7.  Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email message with instructions on how to join the event.

For questions or to be added to the Seven Seas U subscriber list, email Administrator at Seven Seas U.



Curtis Stokes
500 Oakbrook Lane
Summerville, SC 29485
Phone: (754) 702-5068