|The 2014 U.S. Naval Academy Safety at Sea Seminar, to be held on March 29 and 30, 2014, will focus on offshore as well as inshore safety issues, with programs for cruising and racing sailors. The crew overboard recovery and helicopter rescue demonstrations are unmatched in this country.
The course offers the following options and certificates:
- A US Sailing Certificate, valid for 5 years, can be obtained by attending Saturday only. The course is a full day and the cost is $175.
- ISAF Racing Personal Safety certificate, valid for 5 years, is available to a limited number of attendees (the first 80 to enroll). The cost is $325; the course is 2 full days US Sailing certificate is included.
- A Cruising Track is available as a 2 day seminar. Saturday’s course is the same as above, Sunday includes a more in-depth look at safely cruising with the option of ‘Interactive’ – small group discussion sessions or ‘Practical’ – in pool life raft and safety equipment training. Both 2-day cruising tracks include a US Sailing Certificate. The cost is $225 for this two-day option.
Topics for the seminar will include: Medical, Weather, Damage Control and Boat Preparation on the first day. The second day will be either the Cruising Seminar featuring ‘Interactive’ in depth discussions with presenters, a detailed weather seminar from NOAA forecasters or ‘Practical’ live, hands on participation, including in the pool life raft and handling of safety gear; or ISAF Racing Certificate Course with life raft boarding, fire fighting, communications and safety equipment care and maintenance. ISAF participants must pass a test to obtain their certificate.
Advanced reservations are encouraged. Fee includes morning coffee & lunch. US SAILING members are entitled to a $5.00 discount (enter code ‘USSAIL’ in ‘discount code’ space, your name will be verified with US Sailing for discount). No refunds after March 15, 2014. Please complete separate forms for all attendees .
Click on the link below to register. Additional information and forms can be found at www.mtam.org