Jr. Safety-at-Sea Seminar – Raritan Yacht Club

July 24, 2024 - Raritan Yacht Club

Address: 160 Water Street, Perth Amboy, NJ 08861

This hands-on program presented by the Storm Trysail Foundation gives junior sailors an opportunity to learn about safety equipment and practices related to big boat sailing.  The program is equally well-suited to junior sailors with and without prior big boat experience. The program includes classroom instruction, dockside demonstrations, and on-the-water practice in boats ranging from 30 to 40 feet in length.  Skills to be covered include storm preparation, crew overboard recovery, safety gear, flare use, on board fires, sailing at night, crew organization and VHF radio use.  Instructors have extensive heavy weather experience and have sailed tens of thousands of offshore sea miles.


Instructors, take your program on a “Field Trip” to Raritan Yacht Club in Perth Amboy, NJ.  Give your kids a day of “Big Boat” instruction and safety.  Then if you would like we are glad to invite any of the parents, coaches and juniors who took the class to come race with us for our Wednesday night racing series.  This is a great stepping stone to making sailing a lifelong sport.  Contact us today with any questions and to give us a heads up on the numbers you will be bringing.  PUT THIS ON YOUR JR CALENDAR TODAY!


Questions? Contact Ann Myer: [email protected], 908 285-6670 OR Kelly Robinson: [email protected], 718-974-5571

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Course Curriculum:

  • Storm Preparation
  • Crew Overboard Recovery
  • Safety Gear
  • Flare use
  • On Board Fires
  • Sailing at Night
  • Crew Organization
  • VHF Radio Use

Seminar Schedule:

0830am – 5:00pm (Seminar)  Wed Night Racing 5:30pm – 8:30pm

What to Bring:

You will be in the classroom and on the water. Please make sure you bring the following:

  • Sailors should be sure to bring with them:
  • Sunblock, hat, swimsuit, towel
  • Appropriate boating shoes. No flip flops or sandals
  • Bring your foul weather gear. We will be sailing, rain or shine
  • Refillable water bottle and bag lunch
  • USCG approved PFD (if you do not have one, please reach out)
  • If you have an inflatable PFD, please bring it along so we can examine it and help you check it and learn about it
  • Any safety gear you own you want to learn more about!
  • A notebook and pen or pencil



Register for Jr. Safety-at-Sea Seminar – Raritan Yacht Club

Raritan Yacht Club Jr. Safety-at-Sea Seminar

  • Registration Information:

  • Consent

  • Payment

  • Price includes donuts in the morning, lunch, and end-of-day party as well as prizes, T-shirt, and take-home documents.
  • $0.00