The Newport Sea Base, in Newport Beach, CA, in partnership with the Storm Trysail Foundation and US Sailing, is pleased to announce its inaugural Junior Safety at Sea (JrSaS) program to be held Saturday, August 15th at the Sea Base.
Open for youths of age 13-18, JrSaS introduces youth to big boat sailing while teaching safety skills useful in any boating situation. Designed by offshore sailors from the Storm Trysail Foundation, with support from US Sailing’s Safety at Sea Committee, JrSaS is a one day hands-on program that emphasizes avoiding dangerous situations through preparation and honing safety skills with on-the-water practice.
To date, more than 1,500 teens have received this training in locations from Virginia to Maine, and most recently in Cuba. Newport Sea Base is proud to hold the first seminar on the West Coast. The curriculum includes topics such as crew organization, crew overboard prevention and recovery, storm avoidance and preparation and use of safety equipment. Students will spend much of the day sailing on boats between 30 and 40 feet in length.
Sailing clubs, high school teams, sailing programs, are encouraged to bring 4-5 students along with a coach or parent for participation. Participation is limited, and a small fee per participant will be required. Lunch will be furnished, as well as water.
Tel: +1 (949) 642-5031