US Sailing Sanctioned Hands-On Safety at Sea Seminar - SOLD OUT

SUNY Maritime College

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Storm Trysail Club will host their annual spring US Sailing Sanctioned Hands-On Safety At Sea Training Seminar on May 18, 2024

The seminar will be a one full-day event at SUNY Maritime College.

Building on the success of past seminars, this event will follow an interactive curriculum where participants will learn about damage control, fire distress rockets and flares, put out fires, set storm sails, and exercise water survival skills & use of life rafts, perform crew overboard (COB) rescue among other activities.

One of two safety at sea certifications can be earned by a combination of participation in the hands-on training seminar and completion of online course material:

  • US Sailing Sanctioned International Offshore Safety at Sea Course with Hands-On Training certificate by completion of the US Sailing Safety at Sea: Offshore Online Course (Units 1-15) in advance of and participating in the Hands-On Training Seminar
  • US Sailing Sanctioned International Offshore Safety at Sea Refresher Course (World Sailing Certificate Refresh – Taken within the last 10 years) by completion of the US Sailing Safety at Sea: Offshore Upgrade Online Course (Units 11-15) in advance of an participating in the Hands-On Training Seminar

Once we receive your completed registration and seminar payment you will be issued a unique course code and information on how to access the online courses.

All participants must review the following STC videos: 

Please pay special attention to the COB sections of the videos.  Additionally, you must study the attached Control Grid. SASDamageControlGrid copy  Another great resource is the SAS Leadership and Seamanship Report.  There will be an online quiz after the seminar.

Course Curriculum

  • On the water session with the latest advances in crew overboard recovery, setting storm sails & emergency steering
  • Pool session with PFD, life raft use and combating hypothermia
  • Firefighting instruction, use of flares and pyrotechnics
  • Emergency communications and Search & Rescue
  • Damage control and much more

Questions?

Contact [email protected] with any questions

Schedule

0700-0745 Registration – MAC Academic Building, next to Sailing Center 
0745-0900 Opening Session
0900-1630 Participants will rotate between various activities including: Damage Control, Fire Fighting/Pyrotechnics, Pool/In Water Survival and On the Water MOB
1630-1745  Closing Session & Quiz
Coffee and bagels, lunch and afternoon coffee and snacks are provided

What to Bring

The seminar will be an all-day affair. You will be in the classroom, in the pool and outdoors for the fire safety segment and on a boat practicing MOB. Please be prepared for all of these different environments.

We suggest you bring the following:

  • Foul/Cold Weather Sailing Gear for on-the-water activities (weather dependent)
  • Inflatable PFD, spare CO2 cartridge (or a 2nd offshore/dinghy style lifejacket) and safety tether
  • Second set of old foul weather gear for pool (You will be jumping in the pool with all of your foul weather gear on and your inflatable PFD, so please make sure you have a towel and change of clothes and a second set of foul weather gear for your other outside activities)

Fees

  • Attendance at the seminar is limited and is open to both racers and cruisers. Do not wait to register. 
  • The course fee for the US Sailing Sanctioned International Offshore Safety at Sea Course with Hands-On Training certificate, which includes the online course (units 1-15), is $460
  • The course fee for the US Sailing Sanctioned International Offshore Safety at Sea Refresher Course (aka World Sailing certificate refresh), which includes the online course (units 11-15) is $375

Payment is due in FULL at the time of registration.  Once your registration payment has been processed, you will receive a registration confirmation email from the Storm Trysail Club.  A separate email will be sent to you that will include important information about accessing your online course.

Payment is due in FULL at the time of registration.  Credit Cards Accepted

Once your registration payment has been processed, you will receive a confirmation e-mail from Storm Trysail Club that will include important information about course requirements and a link to the seminar site.

Registration

Storm Trysail Foundation
Safe Harbor Marinas
Private Client Select Insurance
McMichael Yards & Brokers
First Watch
UK Sailmakers North East
DP Sailcloth
Save the Sound
Landfall Navigation
Sterling Ropes
Life Raft & Survival Equipment.
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