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2017 Safety at Sea Seminar

May 6 - May 7

*REGISTRATION IS CLOSED *

5/1/17 Update:  Class materials have been emailed to all participants.  If you have not received them, please email myc.safetyatsea(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com.  Day two equipment requirements are posted below.  Venue information is at the bottom of this page.

Overview

lifebuoy_250Muskegon Yacht Club will be offering the U.S. Sailing Safety at Sea seminar on Saturday, May 6, 2017, with an optional, hands-on second day on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

The classroom and optional hands-on training in the Safety at Sea curriculum are designed to enhance your sailing skills and help make you, your boat and your crew safer. A panel of professionals, including Brian Adams, Dr. Don Crandall, and Bob Dukesherer, have tailored their presentations to give you as much information as possible.  A general overview of the U.S. Sailing Safety at Sea curriculum can be found here:  http://www.ussailing.org/education/safety-at-sea/

Many race regulations, including the Chicago Mac Safety Regulations, strongly recommend that at least 30% of each boat’s crew have valid offshore Safety at Sea Certifications (issued within 5 years before the race).

Day One (Saturday) will be held in the 150-seat Foundation Hall, Stevenson Center, Muskegon Community College, 221 S. Quarterline Road, Muskegon, Michigan (see map below).  Registration will be from 7:30 until 8:00am.  Presentations will begin at 8:00am and conclude by 5:00pm.  A continental breakfast will be served and a boxed lunch will be provided.

A final syllabus will be emailed to participants the week prior to the event.  Day two participants will receive a separate email detailing the equipment needed for day two.

Day Two (Sunday) will be held at Muskegon Yacht Club, 3198 Edgewater Street, Muskegon, Michigan.  Registration will be from 7:30am until 8:00am.  Presentations will begin at 8:00am and conclude by 3:30pm.  A continental breakfast will be served and a buffet lunch will be available for purchase.  We have USCG approval for flare use during the event.

***Day Two participants, please bring the following items with you on Sunday:

  • Full foul weather gear
  • Sea boots
  • PFD, normal or inflatable
  • Harness and tether
  • Crotch straps for PFD
  • Swimsuit or other swim clothing
  • Sailing gloves
  • Plastic trash bag(s) for wet gear
  • Towel(s) and change of clothes
  • Any flares you would like to use
  • Any other gear you want to try out

There will be no registrations accepted at the event.

DAY ONE VENUE INFORMATION:

Updates

This page will be updated as more information becomes available, including specific start times, additional speakers and seminar materials.  Current update: 5/1/17, 5pm

Details

Start:
May 6
End:
May 7
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Organizer

Brad Fisher
Phone:
616-402-8919
Email:

Venue

Muskegon Community College – Stevenson Center, Foundation Hall 1100
221 S. Quarterline Road
Muskegon, MI United States
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