2019 Castine Jr. Safety@ Sea Seminar


Event Contacts:

 Storm Trysail Foundation -

Bob Scott

J.M. Payne

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM 

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Maine Maritime Academy

MMA Waterfront
Castine, Maine 04420

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           Maine Maritime Academy Junior Safety @ Sea Seminar

Presented by the Storm Trysail Foundation.
  Date: Wednersday, August 7, 2019
Time: 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM
Place: Maine Maritime Academy Waterfront Castine, ME

Who: Open to Jr. Sailors and young adults ages 13 through 20.
Price:  $30.00 per person -  please see below for registration and payment.

Learn How to Race on Big Boats

MMA and Storm Trysail Foundation are holding a day-long seminar
based on Safety-at-Sea Seminars required of the crews of all yachts
participating in ocean races such as the Bermuda Race,
the Halifax Race, and the Trans­ Atlantic Race.
This seminar is for young sailors who want to learn to race and cruise on big boats.

    There will be approximately 12 ocean racer/cruiser yachts
of various designs taking part in our Junior Safety-at­ Sea Seminar.
If you want to participate, you will be part of the crew of 6-12 other juniors
with a captain, and a coach on each boat.

** ATTENTION!!!! **

**Parents/Guardians fill out the top registration, then go to the Blue Add button to register the Junior Sailor.

Topics that will be covered are:
Dockside Demonstrations
On-the-water practice in boats ranging from 30 to 50 feet in length

Skills To Be Covered Include:
Storm preparation
Crew overboard recovery
Safety Gear
Flare use
Extinguishing on-board fires
Chart plotting and VHF radio use

Instructors have extensive heavy weather experience and have sailed
many offshore sea miles. There will be a Captain and Instructor on each vessel.


What To Bring:

Foul weather gear, PFD, deck shoes, a bag lunch and a Refillable water bottle.

Refreshments will be served mid­-morning to all, including parents.
An MMA launch will be available for your parents
and friends to follow the big boats. Sailing instructors are welcome.
                          They will take an active role as coaches on each boat.                             

All registrations, Waivers and Payments MUST be submitted
by Noon, August 6th 
Space is limited to crews of 6-8 Jr. Sailors for ten boats.

We look forward to seeing you there (Rain or Shine)!