2018 Apr 21, Offshore Safety and Survival Course, Blue Water Sailing Club

Offshore Safety and Survival Course

Here are the details on the Offshore Safety and Survival course. This course has been developed and presented by the Life Raft & Safety Equipment (LRSE) company of Tiverton, RI. The Bluewater Sailing Club (BWSC) is sponsoring this program.

Saturday, April 21st, 2018. 9am – 3pm


Life Raft and Safety Equipment,
590 Fish Road, Tiverton, RI

The Blue Water Sailing Club is offering a very economical and extensive life raft and safety equipment course presented by Life Raft and Safety Equipment in Tiverton, RI. It will be conducted in groups of no more than 10 people.

The full-day course will include a review of safety equipment, emergency procedures, use of EPIRB’s, May-Day calls, and life raft deployment. Outdoor demonstrations will be conducted for both the use of flares and fire-fighting.

A second in-water segment of the course will be conducted at the Boys and Girls Club in Newport, RI. This will include instruction for the deployment and proper use of life rafts. Participants will don their foul weather gear and PFD’s, and enter the swimming pool with a deployed life raft. Righting and entering the raft will be practiced by all.

This will truly be a unique and low-cost, but extensive, safety training experience.


Founded in 1959 by a group of enthusiastic sailors, the Blue Water Sailing Club dedicates itself to safe cruising, racing, boating education, and good fellowship among its members. With over 300 members throughout New England, its members sail the waters of New England, New York, Chesapeake Bay, the Carolinas, and Florida. Its experienced and knowledgeable members have crossed oceans, won major races, authored books and articles, and presented at most major sailing venues. The Club, which is run entirely by its members, is often a second club for many of its members, offering an affordable gateway to land-based seminars, water-based group cruising, ocean-racing options and mentorship in all sailing activities. BWSC is also a sponsor of the Marion-Bermuda Race. More info can be found at www.bluewatersc.org


The course is being offered by BWSC at a cost of $120 per person and is limited to 40 people. In order to be able to lock in the venue and presenters, all fees must be received by January 31, 2018. Payment must be made by check; all checks will be held until the minimum required enrollment for the course has been met. If the minimum enrollment is not met, all checks will be returned.

Checks should be mailed, along with the all participants’ names, addresses, and email address. They should be made out to:
“Blue Water Sailing Club”

and mailed to:
Blue Water Sailing Club, Treasurer
45 Shawsheen Road, #21 Bedford, MA 01730

Will Phillips, Past Commodore and Fleet Captain: Meetings
Pelagic Sailing Club
858-829-1615 cell

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