On April 14, 2007, Fishing Bay Yacht Club will host an all-day instructional course for cruising couples and distance racing sailors titled Sea safety and Seamanship: a Primer for Bay and Coastal Sailors. The curriculum will focus on teaching short handed crews how to handle selected challenges routinely encountered at sea as well as the unintended adventures. A panel of regional experts, along with Sheila McCurdy, chairman of the National Faculty for US Sailing and a US Sailing Passage Making Instructor, will guide the audience through a day of didactic sessions and live demonstrations to illustrate these lessons.
Tuition is $35 per person or $60 per cruising couple and includes box lunches, refreshments during breaks, and a course syllabus. Deadline for registration is Tuesday April 10, 2007. Because of limited seating, early registration is advised. Our speakers will begin promptly at 0830 in the FBYC Main Clubhouse, and end at 1630.
Make registration and payment at www.fbyc.net or call George Burke at 804-359-1187.
Special links at the website will take you to the course schedule and directions to the Fishing Bay Yacht Club. (Note: this course is not affiliated with US Sailing sponsored events and does not satisfy entry requirements for US Sailing sanctioned races.)
|0830 -- Welcome and acknowledgements||George Burke|
|0835 -- Introduction: Unintended Adventures||Sheila McCurdy|
|0845 -- Marine Meteorology Fundamentals||Pat Healy|
|0930 -- Coffee Break|
|0940 -- Preparing a Boat for Safe Passage||Sheila McCurdy|
|1025 -- Fire Safety and Prevention||Ray Walden|
|1055 -- Anticipating Sickness or Injury||James Barton, MD|
|1140 -- Lunch|
|1240 -- The Last Resort: How the Coast Guard Helps||James Campbell|
|1340 -- Life Raft Demonstration|
|1400 -- Coffee Break|
|1410 -- Overboard Recovery Demonstration|
|1510 -- Getting Outside Assistance: VHF, EPIRBS, Flares||Sheila McCurdy|
|1540 -- Shipping Lanes and Harbors: Rules and Communication||Chip Kinsey|
|1610 -- Crew Training Wrap-up||Sheila McCurdy|
|1630 -- Adjournment|
(FBYC expresses gratitude to the following sponsors: West Marine, Boat US, Chesapeake Yacht Sales, Gratitude Yachting center, Nortons Yacht Sales, Annapolis Yacht Sales South, Tartan C&C Yachts Virginia)