The Sailing Foundation, along with CYC, OWSA, RCYC, SYSCO, PYC and OCSA, will be offering the U.S. Sailing two-day Safety at Sea seminar on February 18 and 19, 2017 at the Marshall/Luepke Community Center in Vancouver, Washington.
An informative and entertaining training program both in the classroom and hands-on, the seminar is designed to enhance your sailing skills as a crewmember and make you, your boat and crew safer. Experts Bruce Brown, Ken Fabert MD, Carol Hasse, Brad Baker and more have tailored their presentations to give you as much information as possible in the two-day experience. Days are long, but you’ll come out of each with a better understanding of the many topics covered.
Day one (Saturday) will be in a classroom setting where instructors will educate attendees on topics including heavy weather sail selection and use, man overboard and safety gear, damage control and repair, assistance to other vessels, safety communication devices and EPIRBs, personal safety gear, heavy weather techniques, abandon ship and life raft procedures, medical emergencies, and weather forecasting. There will also be a discussion on what lessons U.S. Sailing has learned from studying various tragedies at sea and the nuances of each.
Day two (Sunday) will take participants through hands-on scenarios in pyrotechnics and fire fighting, and then into the pool for life raft deployment and entry training. Classroom sessions that day delve into medical scenarios and kits, weather routing, sail repair and maintenance, and Lifesling training.
By participating in and completing the seminar, attendees will earn a certificate from U.S. Sailing that can be used when racing offshore and internationally.
Tickets are $350 for both days or $250 for one day. Membership in The Sailing Foundation is included in the fee. In addition, $35 of the Saturday fee will be forwarded to US Sailing. The fee covers lectures, demonstrations, exhibits, course materials and a box lunch. To ensure good contact between the students and the presenters, each break-out session is limited to 25 students.
February 18-19, 2017
Marshall/Luepke Community Center
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Seating is limited and advance registration is required. There will be no registrations accepted at the event. Please register online or by printing and mailing the form below.
To pay by credit card, using our secure Paypal portal, complete our online registration form. If you don't receive a confirmation of your registration within 48 hours, please contact us.
Complete an interactive PDF Form, print it out and and mail it in, along with a check payable to The Sailing Foundation, 2635 151st Place NE, Redmond WA 98052.