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Safety at Sea
Date: June 11, 2022
Time: 7:45 AM

Time End: 3:00 PM

US Sailing sanctioned Safety at Sea Hands-On Practical

Saturday, June 11, 2022 / 7:45am - 3:00pm

Eastern Yacht Club - 47 Foster Street - Marblehead

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This practical hands-on seminar will cover life-rafts, flares, fire-fighting, repacking your inflatable PFD, safety and rescue tips. It is appropriate and recommended for everyone who ventures out on the water, be you a day tripper, coastal cruiser or ocean voyager.

The seminar will make more sense if the student has taken the online course first, but it is not required.

To receive an official USSAILING Coastal or International Offshore certification, participants need to complete the Online portion from US Sailing within one year.

For those needing a certificate for the 2022 Newport to Bermuda race, you must complete the international on-line course BEFORE June 11th. Certificates should be processed by end-of-day Tuesday.

Participant Requirements:

Purchase in advance and bring to the seminar a copy of Safety at Sea: A Guide to Safety Under Sail and Personal Survival from Safety at Sea: A Guide to Safety Under Sail and Personal Survival - US Sailing Store

You must bring a PFD and a safety harness fitted to you in full clothing and foul weather gear.

One current handheld flare. You may also bring expired 'out-of-flares' which if 'light-able' will pass for your certification.

One powder or CO2 fire extinguisher of any date as long it indicates pressure on the gauge.

Wear full clothing (long pants, shirts, fleece, etc.) plus full foul weather gear, boots or boat shoes, plus your PFD when you are in the pool. No exceptions.

Meet in the Sailing Center on the ground floor of the Eastern Yacht Club. Instruction will also occur in the pool and on the rocky beach. This is a rain or shine event, so dress appropriately and plan on being outdoors all day. Sea water temps will be in the 50's. Be prepared.

Locker rooms will be available for post pool activities. In a large duffle bag, bring dry clothes and multiple towels. If the temps are below70F, a hat for warmth is suggested. Make sure you have enough room in your bags to take out your wet gear!

It is recommended that participants review the Safety at Sea videos from Storm Trysail Club. (1) Storm Trysail Club - YouTube

Priority for registrations goes to EYC Power and Sail Members and to those participating in the Bermuda and Lambert races.

Participants can bring expired flares to use for use in the practical as a means of disposing of them. You will be expected to attempt to light them.

Life rafts will be provided, but if you have an out of date life raft that cannot be repacked we will accept it and dispose of it after use in the practical.

No refunds will be granted for any reason unless there's event cancellation.

Bring your own water bottles. This seminar operates as a 'Clean Regatta' and as such no disposable plastic bottles or coffee cups will be allowed. Water refill stations are available.

The arrival time is 7:30 to 7:45 AM. Be ready to take your seat immediately following morning colors at 08:00:30.

Questions? Toby Reiley 978-815-2282

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