Some TrawlerFest seminars can make life on the water easier and save you money. Other can save your lives. Here are four of those, coming up at our Chesapeake Event, Sept. 29-Oct. 4.
Denny Emory, who presents “Emergencies at Sea” Anticipating, Reacting, Overcoming,” will tell you that when crises occur, they rarely come as a single calamity but rather as a platoon. An emergency at sea is most often read about in the press or watched on TV in the comfort of one’s home. Emory will address what determines a true emergency, how to react onboard, and how to summon help.
Emory of OceanMedix.com is a circumnavigator, a licensed yacht captain, a wilderness EMT, having voyaged 100,000 nautical miles under sail and power.
Denny Emory’s other seminar “Medical Preparedness for Cruisers” is a must for an audience that consists of couples of 55 years and older. Emory of OceanMedix.com is an expert in dealing with medical emergencies outside the reach of 911. Emory provides the formula to prepare yourself for almost any medical emergency. He will cover sources of
Information, first aid kits, medical manuals, medical equipment and supplies, prescription medications, over-the-counter medical supplies, first aid and medical training, communication; 24/7 tele-med support, personal crew responsibilities and pets on board.
Not hitting anything and getting where you’re going before its too late are about as basic as it gets when it comes to survival at sea. Instructor Bob Sweet is a senior navigator and author of The Weekend Navigator, GPS for Mariners, Using GPS, Using GPS with Charts, and consultant to OceanGrafix.
Sweet’s seminar—“Basic Coastal Navigation for Husbands & Wives”—is a comprehensive “quick start” guide to navigation. You’ll learn the essential skills from planning a cruise, through navigating it and checking along the way. You will learn how to use conventional charts with your electronics in a complementary way to ease your navigation tasks and ensure your safe arrival at your destination
One of the power cruiser’s greatest fears are waves that are too big for the boat. Think: “Perfect Storm.” Waves don’t just happen. Wind makes waves.
Weatherman Chris Parker, himself an experienced mariner, has been serving as a weather router for cruisers on the East Coast, the Bahamas and the Caribbean for more than 12 years. Parker’s lively and informative seminar, “Weather Basics for Cruisers,” will help prepare you to make sound passagemaking judgements with the information at hand.
The TrawlerFest boat show and seminar series happens at Bay Bridge Marina Yacht Club on Kent Island at the foot of Maryland’s magnificent Bay Bridge Tuesday through Sunday, Sept. 29-Oct. 4. The boat show runs Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 1-4, and includes booths displaying marine products and services.
For information about International Cruising Boat Expo, call 954.703.4789 or email us at Trawlerfest@passagemaker.com.