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Safety-at-Sea Course in Bermuda

NOTICE: SAFETY at SEA Seminar - Mar 26 or 27, 2022

The Bermuda Sloop Foundation and the Storm Trysail Club are planning to hold a Safety at Sea seminar in Bermuda, on Mar 26-27. Rich du Moulin, Chairman of the Storm Trysail Foundation, will serve as moderator. This course will be fully compliant with US Sailing/World Sailing requirements for races such as Newport-Bermuda. Seminar will also include Heavy Weather Sailing, Damage Control and Emergency Response along with a practical SAS session incorporating the latest developments in Man Overboard Recovery, and actual practice, per below.

The practical portion steps training up to the International Certificate level, with hands on training. The Newport-Bermuda Race requires 30% of crews of each boat to have this.

We are gauging interest and respectfully request that you poll your members and advise us of the names and e-addresses of any interested, or potentially interested, parties. Please advise us of the preferred date for the practical session (either Sat Mar 26 or Sun Mar 27) and let us have these details by Feb 21.

Outline of SAS Course:

  1. Registration completed, by participants, by Mar 1

  2. Virtual review of 15 chapters US Sailing, Safety at Sea – to be taken prior to Mar 26

  3. Cost of course: provided at least 25 persons sign up, we anticipate cost to be $375 each for Bermuda portion, with participants paying US Sailing for the online SAS course (approximately $85 each). This price also includes continental breakfast, light lunch and tea/cookies on the day of the practical training.

  4. Practical (at RBYC and aboard Spirit of Bermuda) – on either Sat Mar 26 or Sun 27

· Fire Fighting and Flares

· MOB Training

· In Water Survival

· Dockside Demonstration

· Emergency Communications and SAR

For practical sessions it is recommended that participants bring 2 sets of foul weather gear. Showers are available at RBYC.

Refreshments will be provided (coffee/pastries; light lunch; tea/cookies).

US OFFSHORE Certificates will be issued within one month of course completion.


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