Ask Sailing Totem LIVE!

SPECIAL EVENT: An Evening with Behan and Jamie Gifford (2022 Annapolis Sailboat Show, Thursday, October 13, 5pm)

Behan and Jamie Gifford
Behan and Jamie Gifford will field your cruising questions in Annapolis, Thursday, October 13th at 5pm. Courtesy Sailing Totem

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Join us at the West Marine Tent during the Annapolis Sailboat Show at 5pm on Thursday, October 13th, for an intimate live Q&A event with the Sailing Totem crew, Behan and Jamie Gifford.

In this special event presented by Cruising World and West Marine, enjoy a lively audience Q&A session followed by a casual meet-and-greet with featured guests Behan and Jamie Gifford, and the editors of Cruising World magazine. 

Ask Sailing Totem LIVE! is free for Annapolis Sailboat Show attendees. Please arrive on time as space is limited.

Planning to attend? Click here to indicate your interest level at the official Event page!

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2022 United States Sailboat Show Courtesy Annapolis Boat Show

Meet the Sailing Totem crew

Behan Gifford

Behan sailed south from the Pacific Northwest in 2008 with her husband and three children aboard their Stevens 47, Totem. Sabbatical plans morphed into an open-ended adventure, with 48 countries/territories visited while putting over 65,000 miles under the keel to date. She is co-author of “Voyaging with Kids,” the de facto guide to cruising with children, and passionate about sharing her experiences to inspire others to chase the blue horizon.

Jamie Gifford

Jamie is a “recovering racing sailor.” His therapy was a 10-year circumnavigation with his wife and three children on Totem, their Stevens 47. As a sail designer, he was behind the sails for winners in the America’s Cup, Vendee Globe Challenge/BOC, Whitbread, and numerous other regattas. In recent years, Jamie’s focus is on cruising sails, rigging, and systems for offshore and regional sailors. His experience, accumulated through over 100,000 miles of sailing, affords him a vast knowledge on a wide variety of cruising-related topics.

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