By Stuart Streuli, New York Yacht Club Director of Communications
The New York Yacht Club and the Cruising Club of America have joined forces to co-sponsor an International Offshore Safety at Sea seminar sanctioned by US Sailing. The seminar will offer hands-on training for full certification in offshore ocean races, but is equally valuable for cruising and deliveries, power or sail.
The seminar consists of two parts: an online Offshore Safety at Sea video course followed by a one-day hands-on course. The hands-on portion will take place at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. A separate, optional component on boats will take place at New York Yacht Club Harbour Court in Newport, RI.
Students will learn by doing hands-on exercises in the water that include PFD inflation and life raft inflation and entry. Other training includes man overboard rescue, firefighting, repair of a leaking hull, and flares. A course book and one-year membership in US Sailing or renewal are included as part of the fee. Dates for the one-day hands-on portion of the course at Roger Williams University are as follows:
Saturday, March 14, 2020
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Saturday, May 9, 2020
Monday, June 15, 2020 (Bermuda Race participants only)
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Saturday, January 16, 2021
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Saturday, October 16, 2021
On boats at New York Yacht Club Harbour Court:
Sunday, May 16, 2020
Additional course details and registration can be found at sas.cruisingclub.org/courses/sas/register. For more information, contact NYYC Seamanship Chair David Tunick at firstname.lastname@example.org or Safety at Sea Seminar Chair Mark Lenci at email@example.com. ■