|The Annapolis Safety at Sea Seminar is held at the United States Naval Academy in Alumni Hall. The dates for 2020 are March 28 and 29. |
Nothing takes the place of a Safety at Sea Course for learning about how to cope with whatever challenges the sea throws your way. Celebrating 41 years, the Annapolis event was the original Safety at Sea Seminar. The 1979 Fastnet Race disaster caused sailors around the world to rethink their approach to safety. Officers, coaches and sailors at USNA responded with the very first Safety at Sea Seminar. Annually over the last 40 years, mariners from across the country have participated in the continuously evolving event. Each year, technical experts, premier ocean racers, adventure sailors and sail training professionals blend their expertise into what has become the most complete and comprehensive US Sailing endorsed safety training seminar
This years KEYNOTE is Tracy Edwards MBE
Skipper of the first all-female crew in the 1989/90 Whitbread Round the World Race, this is your chance to hear about the challenges MAIDEN traversed first hand. In 1990, she was awarded the MBE by HM Queen Elizabeth II, the Royal Jordanian Air Force Wings by HM King Hussein of Jordan and became the first woman in its history to be awarded the Yachtsman of the year Trophy.
The Annapolis SAS offers the following options and certification:
A US Sailing Certificate, valid for 5 years, can be obtained by attending Saturday only. The course is a full day and the cost is $175.