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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 is open to both SSCA members and non-members; however, SSCA members attend webinars for free or at a discounted rate.  All members in SSCA receive a FREE membership to Seven Seas University with free unlimited access to all of our free-for-member educational webinars.

Recorded Webinars

Members can enjoy a library of free recorded webinars by visiting this members-only page.
Members and non-members can enjoy these free recorded webinars.

Upcoming Webinars

Join us for a webinar presented by SSCA Sponsor Offshore Passage Opportunities. This webinar will focus on sailing from the US to the Caribbean amidst the COVID crisis. It will be presented by Hank Schmitt and David Lyman.  

Are you planning on sailing from the US to the Caribbean amidst the COVID crisis?  Hank and Dave will have everything you need to consider before making your decision and MORE.

Offshore Passage Opportunities is the #1 Crew Networking Service in North America. OPO has helped thousands of sailors meet and make successful passages since 1993.

Experienced Crew Seeking Quality Passage Opportunities. Sailors Seeking Additional Offshore Experience. Skippers Seeking Experienced Offshore Crew.


You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Sep 30, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: Offshore Passage Opportunities presents: Sailing from the US to the Caribbean during Covid Fall 2020 - Departure Options for  amateur cruisers

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Webinar Speakers

Hank Schmitt (@Offshore Passage Opportunities)

David Lyman (@Offshore Passage Opportunities)

This is the fourth webinar in our series with PredictWind. In this LIVE webinar with Nick Olson from Predict Wind, Nick will focus on use of Iridium Go in conjunction with the PredictWind App.  

We welcome back Nick and our SSCA host will be Joan Conover.

Register to join us LIVE or to receive a copy of the recording if you are in a time zone which is not compatible with the live session.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Oct 6, 2020 05:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: SSCA Webinar with Predict Wind - Iridium Go

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Webinar Speakers

Nick Olson (@Predict Wind)

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Oct 8, 2020 02:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)
Topic: SSCA Western Mexico to Panama Conference

Register in advance for this webinar:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.


Webinar Speakers

Behan and Jamie Gifford (Speaker, Author, Instructor, Coaching Services @Sailing Totem)
When Behan and Jamie Gifford sailed south from the Pacific Northwest in 2008, they anticipated cruising for a two- to five-year sabbatical. Life had other plans! Nearly a decade later they closed the loop on a circumnavigation aboard their Stevens 47, Totem, and have been in Mexico for the last couple of years. They intended to depart for the South Pacific in 2020, but the pandemic is extending their stay in a country they truly love. With a coaching service to assist cruisers at all stages,  from dreaming to planning to life afloat, they have doubled down efforts to help others understand options to cruise in the pandemic reality. (They're joining us from the state of Sonora, at the north end of the Sea of Cortez.)

Mike Danielson (Owner

Mike is the SSCA Cruising Station Host, helping the cruisers who congregate in Banderas Bay. His outreach and efforts are helping everyone during this COVID pandemic period. Community is everything to Mike and PV Sailing is all about growing the boating community of Banderas Bay. His vision and leadership have been instrumental in developing many of the annual events cruisers and racers look forward to every year. Mike is expanding some on-the-water sailing programs and also focusing more diligently on some environmental efforts that are close to his heart. Check out Oceans in Purgatory Project for more information. PV Sailing is also the new location for Cruisers Comfort, Chart Lending Library, and the Nautical Library. Stop by Monday thru Saturday 9 am to 6 pm, unfortunately never on Sunday as this is Mike's day for his artistic passion which you can check out on Marine Life Impressions. Boat issues? Sails? Information on the area? Ask Mike!

Rich Boren (Owner/Experienced  Cruiser @Cruise RO Water and Power)
Located in La Paz Mexico with a second home in Morro Bay, CA , Rich and his family have cruised extensively on their 1978 Pearson 365 (classic!),  SV Third Day. With the knowledge from his experiences, he now assists cruisers with Cruise RO Water and Power. A long-time SSCA member and former board member, he knows issues we all face, especially now during COVID. Rich is in La Paz, has extensive local knowledge and is actively sailing the areas. He will share his insight as to the local situations, what is happening, and best practices for the upcoming Fall/Winter 2020-2021 season.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Oct 15, 2020 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Topic: SSCA Cruising Station Host: Heading South For Snowbirds

Wondering where you can go safely this winter without fearing countries closing borders?

Join us for an interactive session with our Seven Seas Cruising Station Hosts (CSH), Stephen and Dawn Bell, who sail and share their love of the south east coast USA in their beloved catamaran, Pilar.  We hope to help you discover new opportunities in the often overlooked sea islands and coastal towns of South Carolina and Georgia that offer beautiful waters, nature and marine creatures that you won't find elsewhere.  The goal is to determine the "in the harbors" situations in various areas you plan to visit now or in the future.

The ongoing CSH series will include various timezones of our CHS from around the world, in the Atlantic Islands, Pacific/Asia Eastern/Western Caribbean, Africa and South America.

Please join us!

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