A one-day Safety at Sea Seminar will be held on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 8 am to 5 pm at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) Auditorium, located at 1 John H. Chaffee Boulevard in Newport, RI. Sponsored by the Cruising Club of America, the seminar will be moderated by Ron Trossbach, US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar Coordinator and Moderator. He has selected topics and speakers to provide a maximum amount of information to racing and cruising sailors. Other speakers include Cruising Club of America Commodore Tad Lhamon, who will discuss Lifesling Development and Use, and John Rousmaniere, who will present Lessons Learned from Recent Accidents and their Seamanship Implications.
Topics include storm sails, damage control and repair, heavy weather sailing, man overboard prevention and recovery, giving assistance to other craft, seasickness, hypothermia, search and rescue organization and methods, weather forecasting, life raft and life jacket demonstrations, communications, and care and maintenance of safety equipment.
This seminar is sanctioned by US Sailing and follows the curriculum provided by the International Sailing Federation’s Offshore Special Regulations. Attendance at this seminar satisfies requirements of the Newport Bermuda Race and most other nearshore and ocean races originating in the U.S. The certificate earned by attending this safety at sea seminar will be issued by US Sailing and is valid for five years. Register for the June 18 Safety at Sea Seminar at sas.cruisingclub.org. A discounted fee is offered for delivery crewmembers and cruising sailors.