2017 Safety at Sea Seminar at MYC


05/06/2017 - 05/07/2017


08:30 am - 04:30 pm


Muskegon Yacht Club will be offering the U.S. Sailing Safety at Sea seminar on Saturday, May 6, 2017, with an optional, hands-on second day on Sunday, May 7, 2017.

The classroom and optional hands-on training in the Safety at Sea curriculum are designed to enhance your sailing skills and help make you, your boat and your crew safer. A panel of professionals, including Brian Adams, Dr. Don Crandall, and Bob Dukesherer, have tailored their presentations to give you as much information as possible.  A general overview of the U.S. Sailing Safety at Sea curriculum can be found here:  http://www.ussailing.org/education/safety-at-sea/

Many race regulations, including the Chicago Mac Safety Regulations, strongly recommend that at least 30% of each boat’s crew have valid offshore Safety at Sea Certifications (issued within 5 years before the race).


Day one (Saturday) will be held in the 300+ seat Overbrook Theater at Muskegon Community College, 221 S. Quarterline Road, Muskegon, Michigan.  Day one topics will include heavy weather sailing techniques, man overboard and safety gear, damage control and repair, assisting other vessels, safety communication devices and EPIRBs, abandon ship and life raft procedures, medical factors and emergencies, and weather forecasting.  Case studies will also explore recent sailing incidents and highlight the lessons learned.  A continental breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided.

Day two (Sunday) will be held at Muskegon Yacht Club, 3198 Edgewater Street, Muskegon, Michigan.  A limited number of participants will experience hands-on scenarios, including flare use, fire fighting, and actual life raft and PFD deployment in the MYC pool.  Lunch will be available for purchase.


Cost is $185 for a single day or $325 for both days.  Discounts for U.S. Sailing Members and Muskegon Yacht Club members are available and further described on the registration form.

Option              Seminar Price         MYC Member Price           U.S. Sailing  Discount

Day 1 Only:           $185                                  $170                                                    -$5

Day 2 Only:           $185                                  $170                                                    -$5

2-day Package      $325                                  $300                                                   -$10

Registration Information

Seating is limited and advance registration is required.  There will be no registrations accepted at the event. Please register online or by printing and mailing the form below.

Online Registration

  1. Pay by credit card, using our secure online payment portal AND
  2. Complete our online registration form. If you don’t receive a confirmation of your registration within 48 hours, please contact us.

Print and mail registration

Complete the PDF Form, print it out and and mail it in, along with a check payable to “Muskegon Yacht Club”


This page will be updated as more information becomes available, including specific start times, additional speakers and seminar materials.  Current update: 12/2/16

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May 6, 2017


May 7, 2017

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Brad Fisher






Muskegon Community College – Overbrook Theater

221 S. Quarterline Road
Muskegon, MI United States + Google Map