The 2011 Marion Bermuda Safety at Sea Symposium is scheduled for March 19, 2011 and will be held at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This symposium features an experienced group of speakers to address a series of topics which are of vital interest to all serious sailors. In addition to the safety topics, there will be breakout sessions to discuss for the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race and the Marion Bermuda Race.
The event will be sanctioned by US Sailing and moderated by John Rousmaniere. He is an acknowledged expert on safety at sea and has more than 40,000 miles of blue water behind him, including nine Newport Bermuda Races (with two second place finishes) and three Atlantic crossings. He wrote The Annapolis Book of Seamanship, the well-known account of the fatal 1979 Fastnet race storm (in which John sailed), Fastnet, Force 10, and the history of the Newport Bermuda Race: A Berth to Bermuda – Newport Bermuda Race. He has moderated or spoken at more than 100 safety and seamanship seminars. He also co-organized and wrote the final report of the most recent crew overboard rescue trials.
The Symposium will be held in the Kresge Auditorium on the MIT campus. The ticket price of $130. ($5 discount for US Sailing Members) will include a continental breakfast, lunch and the certificate of attendance from US Sailing.
On-site registration will begin at 0645, March 19, 2011. The program begins promptly at 0730 and is scheduled to continue until 1800.
Click here for on-line registration for the March 19, 2011 Safety at Sea Symposium and for the Practical Training courses on Sunday March 20, 2011.