Safety at Sea Seminars are for everyone: cruisers, powerboaters, sailors, and sailboat racers.  For racers, check the NOR and Sis to make sure that you select the course that is required for any particular race. 

March 18/19:  Wayzata YC (Minnapolis, MN).  
Sea Survival Training class.  The class will follow the WORLD SAILING OFFSHORE PERSONAL SURVIVAL COURSE curriculum, including; Principles of Survival, Personal Equipment, Preparation, Abandon Ship procedures, use of pyrotechnics, fire fighting, radio procedures, and more.  

This is an intensive course that is 16 hours in length over two days, including not less than two hours of wet drills in a swimming pool. Each participant will also receive the latest RYA Sea Survival Book. This class will teach you the essential skills to keep you, your crew mates, and the boat safe as you sail on the Great Lakes and beyond. 

Eric Hill the instructor is crew on a Royal Canada Air Force Rescue Helicopter. He is also a yacht racer and has both personal and professional experience to share with us. 

Register before 2nd February to save $50.  Early bird special price $349+ tax until 2nd Feb. $399+tax thereafter. Register here:

March 11:  Columbia YC (Chicago, IL).
Contact Kurt Thomsen 312-465-3514,   This is a one day course which complies with US Sailing Safety at Sea requirements.  Moderator:  Brian Adams

April 1,2:  Chicago YC (Chicago, IL).
Contact Jay Kehoe 312-861-7777 ext 5560,  US Sailing sanctioned Safety at Sea course with an optional second day of hands-on practice.  Moderator:  Brian Adams

May 6, 7:  Muskegon YC (Muskegon, MI).
Contact: Brad Fisher  616-402-8919,   This is a two day event; the first is in classroom and the second is practical, hands-on training. This class meets World Sailing Standards (formerly known as ISAF). Moderator:  Brian Adams.

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