For those sailors participating in the 2009 Marion Bermuda Race (and even for those who aren’t but want to learn about offshore safety), the weekend of March 28 is a must attend. The race committee is sponsoring a safety symposium on Saturday, March 28 at MIT in Cambridge. The following day will be hands on safety workshops like Offshore Emergency Medical Procedures, CPR training and an in-the-pool workshop where you will get a chance to deploy a life raft and learn to climb in. This is a great way to get up to speed on the latest safety gear and techniques and is highly recommended for any mariner who goes offshore.
From the press release: The 2009 Marion Bermuda Cruising Yacht Race “Safety at Sea” symposium will be taking place on Saturday, March 28th, in the Kresge Auditorium at MIT in Cambridge, MA.
Capt. John Bonds, USN (Ret), an acknowledged expert on safety at sea will be the moderator. The symposium will now be complemented by a NEW and exciting second day (Sunday, March 29) of practical training sessions, including: Medical Emergencies, Weather, CPR training and a special ISAF In-Water Emergency Course.
If you’re planning on racing to Bermuda or Halifax this summer, or just want to make sure you’re up to speed on safety procedures and techniques, you won’t want to miss this educational weekend, where you’ll find more enlightening content and demonstrations than ever before!
For additional information and registration, please visit the Marion Bermuda Race website!