Guest Speakers for Minnesota
Speaker Location Topics Covered
David Corbett Backus, MN

Sailing, cruising, power or sail, navigation, safety, Bahamas, ICW provisioning, preparing for a short blue water crossing.

John Rantalo Minneapolis, MN

Yacht surveying, Why have a survey? Antique boats and antique boat engines/systems, why and how to upgrade.

Marlin Bree St. Paul, MN

Adventures on Lake Superior, Shipwrecks and History.

Award-winning marine journalist and best-selling author of Wake of the Green Storm, Broken Seas, In the Teeth of the Northeaster and Call of the North Wind, as well as Alone Against the Atlantic. Bree regularly writes Small Craft Advisor, Cruising World, Good Old Boat, The Ensign, and Lakeland Boating.

Member of Boating Writers International and has twice won BWI's coveted Grand Prize for his magazine stories about seamanship and survival. His latest book is a collection of waterfront humor entitled, The Dangerous Book for Boaters.