Junior Safety at Sea Seminar 2015-08-15

Announcing Junior Safety at Sea Seminar for Teens

Announcing Junior Safety at Sea Seminar for Teens

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.

For more information, contact Newport Sea Base at info@newportseabase.org or The Storm Trysail Foundation at www.stormtrysailfoundation.org. Sign-ups available now on the Storm Trysail website.

Newport Sea Base
Introduces junior sailors to big boat sailing in a fun and safe manner.
Starts: 08/10/2015 08:00AM
Ends: 2015-08-15 Duration: 09:00 hours
1931 W. Coast Highway
Newport Beach, California
Tel: +1 (949) 642-5031

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is an accomplished sailor and businessman who hails from Australia. He has raced boats from Lasers to handicap fleet keelboats and skippered the America’s Cup yachts South Australia (KA-8), Steak ’n Kidney (KA-14), and Challenge Australia (AUS-17).

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