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Monday, April 23, 2012

Safety At SeaAt Sea 2012

My self and two other boat owners friends went to the 2012 New York area Safety At Sea which was sold OUT due the upcoming Newport/Bermuda Ocean Race requiring at least 1/3 of all crews attending in the last 5 years

It was a really LONG 8AM to 6PM non-stop day of well organized training done in modules that groups rotated to

And ER Doctor / Sailor spent and hour on handling medical issues and what the appropriate training would be to raise your skill level

9AM to 10:30

MOB drills on the water with a with a cadet in a dry suit serving as a real victim

10:50 to 11:35

Damage control with the main focus on techniques to stop BIG leaks FAST and it was WET :)

11:35 to 12:20

Emergency Communication with the speaker being and active CG Co-Pilot on what really works and why it works and the things that would allow him to find you once they get in the general area

A fast lunch with more speakers

1:30 to 2:15

Pyrotechnics were you will see how kind of useless all the basic single stuff is compared to the SOLAS equivalents

2:15 to 3:00

Fire Fighting with real fire and extinguishers and general advice about the team work needed to do it safely

3:10 to 4:40

In the pool in full foul weather gear to see how hard it is to be in wet gear and try and board a life-raft which a LOT of people could NOT do without a LOT of help

5:00 to 6:00

What else Weather and how to use whats out there to stay safe

SO a LONG LONG day of interesting stuff

1 comment:

  1. I have enjoyed your posts. I have a 74, 2-29 and have done a ton of work on my boat too. looks like you have done a great job on your boat.