Be Prepared

The Mariners' Museum and Landfall Navigation are hosting a Safety at Sea seminar in Newport News, Virginia.

March 22, 2012

SAS seminar

Courtesy of the Mariners’ Museum

The Mariners’ Museum and Landfall Navigation are pleased to present a Safety at Sea Seminar on Saturday, May 5, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This day-long seminar, designed and conducted by sailors and experts in their fields, provides novice and experienced mariners with information and skills required to prepare for sailing the Chesapeake Bay or offshore, handling heavy weather, recommended equipment and more.

The Safety at Sea Seminar is open to all cruising and racing skippers, crews & their families, recreational boaters, as well as commercial fishermen.
Seminar Topics include:
• Damage Control
• Coast Guard Rescue Procedures
• Crew Over-Board and Rescue
• First Aid
• Chesapeake Bay Weather
• Life Raft Demonstrations
This could be the most important day of your boating life!


Moderating this program will be renowned sailor and instructor, Henry Marx. Marx is owner and President of Landfall Navigation and has over 40 years sailing experience on both coasts of the United States, the North Sea, and the Caribbean. Joining Henry is a panel of experts in their particular field. Rarely will you have the opportunity for instruction from such qualified individuals. Click here to view Safety at Sea Expert Panel.

Fee for the Seminar is $60 and $50 for Mariners’ Museum Members. The fee covers lectures, demonstrations, course materials, and boxed lunch. Seating is limited! To reserve your space, call the museum at (757) 591-7749, or download the registration form here and send it to:

The Mariners’ Museum, 
The Education Department – SAS, 
100 Museum Drive, 
Newport News, VA 23606


Doors open/registration opens at 07:30 a.m. The Seminar begins promptly at 08:30 a.m. For more information, contact Bryan Hill at (757) 591-7749 or [email protected]


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