Safety at Sea Seminars for 2015

Cooper’s “Save the Dates” for winter 2015 Updated 06 NOV 2014


There are at two Safety at Sea seminars in the North East scheduled for early 2015. The first one, at Mystic Seaport does NOT have ISAF endorsement. It is rather a seminar focusing on the coastal and nearshore sailor. It is a long day, but the content is fantastic. I visited last year and the place was sold out. There are  plenty of breaks, copious amounts of coffee and lunch.

This years seminar is to be a reprise plus you get me presenting too.

07 February 2015: Saturday

Mystic Seaport: 0800: 1600. A one-day Safety at Sea seminar with a number of topics covered, including sails (by of course yours truly) this seminar focuses on inshore and near coastal sailors. I was at this year’s one and it was sold out and very highly regarded by attendees.

MYSTIC seminar does NOT qualify as an ISAF SAS

21-22 March 2015. Sat & Sun

At UMASS Boston. 0700-1800 This seminar, or an equivalent ISAF certified course, is mandatory for Marion Bermuda and all offshore races including the 2016 Newport to Bermuda Race.

This seminar is hosted by the Marion to Bermuda race in conjunction with the Marblehead to Halifax Race Organizing Authority. This seminar does qualify for the ISAF crew SAS certificate from US sailing. This certificate is required generally for at least 30% of crews in offshore races, more air less anywhere. So even if you are not planning on doing either of these races in your own boat, having this certificate is a “PLUS’ in the event you look for crew spots on the races.

It is a two day seminar. Class the first day with break-out sessions. On Sunday there are dedicated sessions including first aid, in the water life raft instruction, (bring your swimmers) and weather presented by the very knowledgeable Frank Bohlen who has a great ability to make a complex science understandable to normal people. The entry fee is worth it just for this seminar.

BOSTON seminar DOES qualify for ISAF certification.

As always if you have any questions you know where to find me.