US Sailing Certified Curriculum Offered Saturday, February 8th
December 13, 2013 – Stamford, CT – Landfall, the nation’s leading marine outfitter and safety expert, announced today they will be offering the US Sailing certified, Near Coastal Safety@ Sea seminar at Mystic Seaport on Saturday, February 8th from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
The hands-on seminar provides both novice and experienced mariners with the skills and information needed to safely navigate coastal waters from Long Island Sound to Cape Cod and the Gulf of Maine.
Topics covered during the seminar include:
➢ Lessons Learned to Prevent Disaster
➢ Damage Control
➢ Emergency Pumps and Steering
➢ Crew Overboard and Rescue Procedures (including PFDs, flares and distress calls)
➢ Medical Care and Prevention
➢ Handling Heavy Weather, Life Raft, and Other Demonstrations.
The event will be moderated by renowned sailor and instructor, Captain Henry Marx, the owner and President of Landfall Navigation, who has more than 40 years of sailing experience on both coasts of the United States, the North Sea and the Caribbean. Joining Captain Marx is a panel of experts in their particular fields, including Will Keene, President, Edson Marine; Capt. Mark Bolonga, Lead Marine Safety Equipment Specialist, Landfall; Dr. Michael Jacobs, also known as ‘The SailDoc’ has a private practice on Martha’s Vineyard and regularly speaks on shipboard medicine at offshore sailing courses; and Ralph Naranjo, Electronics Editor, SAIL Magazine.
“Many boating enthusiasts don’t realize that 95 percent of boating accidents happen less than 3 miles from shore,” stated Capt. Marx. “This seminar is designed for local boaters, sailors and cruisers and is conducted by sailors and experts in their fields. Upon completion, all attendees will earn an Official Near Coastal Safety at Sea Certification from US Sailing.”
The Near Coastal Safety@Sea seminar is being held Saturday, February 8th from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m at The River Room at Latitude 41° Restaurant at the Mystic Seaport. For more information on the event visit: http://www.landfallnavigation.com/sasmystic.html. To register, visit: http://www.mysticseaport.org/event/safety-at-sea-seminar/. Cost of the seminar is $125 through January 23, and $150 from January 24 to February 1. Mystic Seaport members receive a $25 discount. Registrations must be made by February 1. The seminar fee includes morning coffee, a buffet lunch, and the seminar.
Offering unparalleled experience and in-depth product knowledge, Landfall has been the leader in marine safety since 1982. For more than 30 years, Landfall has been supplying sailors, boaters and fishers with the gear they need to arrive alive. Through the Marine Training Center (www.marinetrainingcenter.com), Landfall offers a comprehensive curriculum of additional classroom courses for recreational and professional mariners on topics of boating and seamanship. For more information, visit www.marinetrainingcenter.com, or call 1-203-487-0775 x21.
Landfall, formerly Landfall Navigation and The Dinghy Locker, is the nation’s leading specialist in offshore, inshore and sport-boat outfitting, navigation and marine safety. The company’s retail store, website and catalog offer a broad selection of gear from leading marine suppliers. Through the Marine Training Center (www.marinetrainingcenter.com), Landfall offers a comprehensive curriculum of classroom courses for recreational and professional mariners on topics of boating and seamanship. For more information, visit Landfallnav.com, or call 1-800- 941-2219.
About Mystic Seaport
Mystic Seaport is the nation’s leading maritime museum. Founded in 1929, the Museum is home to four National Historic Landmark vessels, including the Charles W. Morgan, America’s oldest commercial ship and the last wooden whaleship in the world. The Museum is located one mile south of Exit 90 off I-95 in Mystic, CT.For more information, please visit www.mysticseaport.org.