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Safety at Sea Symposium
The 2015 Safety at Sea Symposium is scheduled for March 21-22, 2015 and will be held at University of Massachusetts, Boston, Massachusetts (Google Map). This event is the result of the collaboration of efforts by a number of organizations interested in promoting safety at sea. It is sponsored by the Marion Bermuda Cruising Yacht Association and organized by the Blue Water Sailing Club, one of the three sponsors of the Marion Bermuda Race along with the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dingy Club and the Beverly Yacht Club. The Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race also has participated in the planning of the event and has encouraged their members to attend.
The symposium is sanctioned by US Sailing. The agenda includes safety topics described in the 2006-2007 “International Sailing Federation Special Regulations” (ISAF) Handbook, section 6 - Training.
The agenda includes safety topics described in the 2006-2007 “International Sailing Federation Special Regulations” (ISAF) Handbook, section 6 – Training. A minimum of thirty percent (30%) of all crew members including at least two (2) of the following - Skipper, navigator, watch captains - shall have undertaken training within the five years prior to the start of the race in both 6.02 topics for theoretical sessions, and recommended but not required 6.03 topics which include practical, hands-on sessions.
4.3.1 Safety at Sea Training: At least 30% of those aboard the boat, but not fewer than two members of the crew, unless racing single-handed, including the person in charge, shall have attended a one-day or two-day US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar within the last 5 years, or other courses as accepted by US Sailing.
This symposium features a very experienced group of speakers to address a series of topics which are of vital interest to all serious sailors. In addition to the safety topics there will be breakout sessions for the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race and the Marion Bermuda Race.
On-site registration will begin at 0700, March 21, 2015. The program begins promptly at 0730 and is scheduled to continue until 1600. Marion to Bermuda and Marblehead to Halifax breakout sessions will follow and end at 1800. A notebook and pen is recommended for all sessions and for the Sunday in-water session, a bathing suit and towel is needed.