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The Storm Trysail Foundation’s 2018 Hands-on Safety-at-Sea Seminar sanctioned by US Sailing - Bigger and Better

The Storm Trysail Club Foundation hosted its annual US Sailing Sanctioned Hands-On Safety-at-Sea Seminar on Saturday May 19, 2018, at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx, New York. Following on the success of the 2017 program, the 2018 Seminar again offered two instructional tracks: Level 100 for new participants and Level 200 available only to sailors planning on participating in the 2018 Bermuda Race who have previously attended a Level 100 Seminar.

The seminar had over 260 attendees along with 50 plus boat owners, guest speakers, coaches and volunteers.

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 gCaptain, a leading maritime and offshore website dedicated to building an interactive community of maritime professionals gave this account of the recent Hands-on Safety-at-Sea Seminar:
http://gcaptain.com/sailors-team-up-with-fort-schuyler-to-offer-stcw-like-training-to-boaters-and-kids/


DATE   LOCATION   CLUB/HOST   STF LEADER   LOCAL CONTACTS
Wed., June 27th  Shelter Island, NY Shelter Island YC Ed Carey: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Same
Sat., June 30th Newport Harbor, CA Balboa YC Kelly Robinson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.u  Peter Macdonald: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Monday, July 9th Annapolis, MD Annapolis YC Ross Dierdorff:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Same
Friday, July 20th Larchmont, NY Larchmont Yacht Club Dick York: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Same
Wed., July 25th Perth Amboy, NJ Raritan Yacht Club Kelly Robinson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Ann Myer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 Same
Wed., July 25th Stonington, CT TBA Peter Rugg: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Frank Bohlen: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Thurs., Aug. 9th Casco Bay/Portland, ME SailMaine Bill Skelton: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Same
Friday, Aug.17th Chicago, IL Chicago YC Jay Kehoe: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Matt Gallagher: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

** REVISED - Updated March 19, 2018

Click HERE for a printable pdf version

For further information, contact: Lisa Schinella at Lisa Schinella (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or call 646-996-3498

NEW!  Announcing a new Safety-at-Sea Seminar for Texas and Gulf Coast area sailors at Lakewood Yacht Club, 2425 NASA Parkway Seabrook, Texas 77586, April 14, 2018.  Rich du Moulin will moderate. 

NOTE: World Sailing (Hands-on) Seminar fully subscribed. US Sailing SAS Seminar still available.

CLICK HERE For more information and to register.

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The Storm Trysail Club Foundation and Lakewood (TX) Yacht Club will be hosting the first Gulf Coast US Sailing Sanctioned Hands-On Safety-at-Sea Seminar on Saturday, April 14, 2018, at Lakewood Yacht Club in Seabrook, Texas, with the support of Houston Yacht Club and the Galveston Bay Cruising Association.

Following on the success of the Storm Trysail Hands-on SAS Seminars held in the New York area every year, this new event will offer two instructional tracks.

This new event will offer two instructional tracks (select one):

• US Sailing Offshore Certificate track, limited to 80 participants, includes:
    o STC instructional videos
    o An opening session addressing on-the-water leadership skills
    o Heavy weather sailing techniques
    o Search and rescue / communications
    o Storm sails
    o Man overboard and MOB prevention
    o Fire fighting and pyrotechnics (observed)
    o In-water survival – PFDs and life rafts (observed)

• World Sailing (Hands-on) Offshore Certificate track, limited to 40 participants, includes everything in the US Sailing track plus Hands-on training in:
    o US Sailing Online training
    o Man overboard and MOB prevention
    o Hands-on Fire fighting and pyrotechnics (flares)
    o Hands-on In-water survival – PFDs and life rafts
    o Hands-on Damage control and man overboard recovery drills

The seminar for both tracks will be supplemented by Storm Trysail's educational Safety-at-Sea Video Library produced by long time Storm Trysail member Gary Jobson. These videos cover a broad range of safety-at-sea subjects and will be available to attendees online prior to the seminar. The videos and other supplemental training documents must be viewed before arrival at the seminar. Participants seeking World Sailing Offshore Certification will also be required to take the US Sailing Offshore online video course and pass the associated online exam before attending the seminar (please bring your certificate of completion with you to the seminar’s on-site check in).

Watch this short video by Gary Jobson presenting an overview of the Hands-on Safety-at-Safety Seminar:
 

Safety-at-Sea Certification

All seminar attendees, both US Sailing and World Sailing tracks, will receive US Sailing Offshore Certification (included in the basic seminar fee). For those interested in obtaining World Sailing’s International Offshore Certification, there is an additional fee charged at registration providing access to US Sailing’s Offshore Online program that must be successfully completed to obtain International Offshore Certification.

Fees:

Seminar earning US Sailing Offshore Certification (either track)- $95
Seminar earning US Sailing Offshore Certification plus access to the US Sailing Offshore Online Supplement that is required for World Sailing International Offshore Certification - $245

Participant fees include coffee and breakfast pastries at registration, lunch, and afternoon snacks and refreshments. Once your registration payment has been processed, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Lakewood Yacht Club that will include your user name, password, and link to the seminar site where you can access all the pre-seminar information.

These Hands-on Safety-at-Sea programs are excellent means to prepare for the 2018 sailing season whether you plan on the Bermuda Race, coastal racing, or cruising.

To learn more about the Storm Trysail Foundation/Lakewood Yacht Club's  Hands-on Safety-at-Sea Seminar, click HERE.

Registration Now Open

NOTE: World Sailing (Hands-on) Seminar fully subscribed. US Sailing SAS Seminar still available.

To register for the US Sailing track, click HERE.

To register for the World Sailing track, click HERE.

OTHER SAFETY AT SEA SEMINARS

For those of you who find the timing or location of our seminar inconvenient, we’d like you to be aware of two other such seminars that offer the same offshore certifications.

The first of these is organized by the Cruising Club of America and will be held in Newport, Rhode Island on the weekend of March 10-11, 2018. Questions regarding the seminar can be sent to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
For registration go to: https://sas.cruisingclub.org/course/sas2018

The other seminar is organized by Marine Trades Association of Maryland and it will be held in Annapolis, Maryland on the weekend of March 24-25, 2018. Information regarding this seminar can be found at http://mtam.org/ and clicking on the Red Button labeled Safety at Sea.

The Storm Trysail Foundation’s 2018 Hands-on Safety-at-Sea Seminar will be at SUNY Maritime in the Bronx, NY, on Saturday, May 19, 2018. For more information, click HERE. https://www.stormtrysailfoundation.org/safety-at-sea-seminars/83-safety-at-sea-seminars\

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The Storm Trysail Foundation hosted a hands-on US Sailing certified Safety at Sea Seminar at the SUNY Maritime College on Saturday, April 18, 2015.

CLICK HERE FOR A RECAP OF THE EVENT


One of the survivors of Low Speed Chase has written an account of what happened in the 2012 Full Crew Farallones Race

Click Here to read the account given to Latitude 38


Click HERE to see more videos on reefing and discussions and usage of fire extinguishers


Click HERE to read Adam Loory's informative article on "Reefing: A Key Distance Racing Skill"


pdfClick HERE4.14 MB to read Richard du Moulin's "On Deck" article for valuable ocean sailing and seamanship tips to make sure that safety is always considered.


Click HERE to read a Nice Testimonial from the Annapolis Jr. Safety-At-Sea Seminar held on August 22, 2012


Storm Trysail hosted its first Junior Safety-at-Sea Seminar in 1997 at Larchmont Yacht Club, where the STC has its home office. This event resulted in one documented life saved -- of a junior girl who fell overboard during a race on Long Island Sound.

"Storm Trysail's highest priority is to introduce junior sailors to big boat sailing in a fun and safe manner," said STC Commodore and Larchmont Yacht Club member Richard du Moulin. "As much as they need to understand the basics of sailboat racing in order to be successful, junior sailors also must know safety at sea to be responsible stewards of our sport," This is the fundamental premise behind the club's Junior Safety-at-Sea Seminars, which have been praised as "uniquely resourceful and extremely educational."

Onshore activities include morning presentations covering safety procedures, particularly man overboard recovery, and big-boat organization and crew work. Juniors witness (and volunteer for) an in-the-water demonstration of inflatable PFDs and the inflation of a six-man canopied life raft. The afternoon is spent on the water practicing sail handling and performing man overboard drills both upwind with jibs and downwind with spinnakers.

The Storm Trysail Foundation now holds seminars in Annapolis, MD, Boston, MA, Newport, RI, Shelter Island, NY, Stonington, CT and Perth Amboy, NJ.

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