The Mariners’ Museum is hosting the 8th Annual Near Coastal Safety at Sea Seminar on Saturday, February 17, from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This day-long Safety at Sea Seminar is designed and conducted by sailors and experts in their fields:
Captain Henry E. Marx, owner and President of Landfall Navigation
Jeff Orrock, Meteorologist in Charge of the National Weather Service (NWS) Office in Wakefield
Captain Mark Bologna a USCG licensed Captain
Captain Ben Schill, one of 41 licensed harbor pilots in the Commonwealth of Virginia
Captain Pete Seidler, US Coast Guard (retired).
Topics include Emergency Communication, Man Overboard Recovery, Signal Flare Demonstration and more.
The seminar provides both novice and experienced mariners with the information and skills required to sail the Chesapeake Bay or offshore, handle heavy weather, conduct rescue procedures, and much more.
It is open to all 2-12 safety at sea cruising and racing skippers, crews, and their families; recreational boaters; as well as commercial mariners. Registrants will earn an official Near Coastal Safety at Sea Certification from U.S. Sailing.
The seminar fee of $115 covers lectures, demonstrations, course materials, Near Coastal Safety at Sea Certification, and lunch.
Mariners’ Museum Members receive $15 off registration. Space is limited so please register online or call 757- 591-7749.
source: City of Newport News