SAS-Coastal HalfDay

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This Course will be accepted by OYRA, SSS, and other near-shore race organizers to satisfy the training requirements for a percentage of the crew. Most organizations will be requiring at least 30% of the crew to have had such training, either this half-day session or the full-day SAS training (which is required for Pacific Cup, Coastal Cup, Transpac).

Date: Sunday, April 14, 2013

Time: 9:00 – 1:00

Registration: 8:30

Location: Waterfront Hotel, Oakland - Regatta Room 1

Cost: $50.00 Sign-up at

Get ready for offshore races with a seminar especially developed to address safety at sea. If you’re planning to race in the Gulf of the Farallones, this is a great way to keep up with current techniques and products. This first-ever Coastal Safety at Sea seminar will meet the new training requirements for sailors racing in San Francisco offshore races, and is certified by US Sailing. Intended to address the needs of coastal racers and cruisers, the four hour seminar will focus on personal safety gear, man overboard recovery, emergency communications, Coast Guard search and rescue, and breaking wave prediction and avoidance. Upon completion, you’ll be entered in the US Sailing database as having taken a Coastal Safety at Sea Seminar.

Speakers include Chuck Hawley, Chairman of the Safety at Sea Committee of US Sailing; Bruce Brown, Safety at Sea Moderator and sailor; and Jim Antrim, local Naval Architect and active racer. Note: this is intended primarily for coastal sailors. If your plans include Transpac or Pacific Cup, you should consider the 8-hour version of the Safety at Sea seminars.