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Offshore Safety and Survival

April 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

$100 - $120

The Blue Water Sailing Club is offering an in depth course on offshore safety and survival at the Life Raft and Safety Equipment facility in Tiverton, RI. The course will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9am-3pm. The course is being offered by BWSC at $120 per person and is limited to 40 people. In order to lock in the venue and presenters, all fees must be received by January 31, 2018. Information about registration and fee payment can be found at www.bluewatersc.org


The program will cover safety equipment, emergency procedures, use of EPIRB’s, May-Day calls, and life raft deployment. Outdoor demonstrations will be conducted for both the use of flares and fire-fighting. A second in-water segment of the course will be conducted at the Boys and Girls Club in Newport, RI. This will include instruction for the deployment and proper use of life rafts. Participants will don their foul weather gear and PFDs, and enter the swimming pool with a deployed life raft. Righting and entering the raft will be practiced by all. This will truly be a unique, low-cost and extensive safety training experience.


About the Blue Water Sailing Club: Founded in 1959 by a group of enthusiastic sailors, the Blue Water Sailing Club dedicates itself to safe cruising, racing, boating education, and good fellowship among its members. With over 300 members throughout New England, they sail the waters of New York, Chesapeake Bay, the Carolinas, Florida, and New England. Its experienced and knowledgeable members have crossed oceans, won major races, authored books and articles, and presented at most major sailing venues. The Club, which is run entirely by its members, is often a second club for many. It offers an affordable gateway to land-based seminars, water-based group cruising, ocean-racing options and mentorship in all sailing activities. BWSC is also a sponsor of the Marion-Bermuda Race. More info can be found at www.bluewatersc.org





April 21
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
$100 - $120


Life Raft and Safety Equipment
590 Fish Road
Tiverton, 028778


Blue Water Sailing Club