An emergency situation at sea is most often read about in the press or watched on TV in the comfort of one’s home. In his “Emergencies at Sea” seminar at the International Cruising Boat Expo in Essex, Connecticut, Denny Emory will address what determines a true emergency, how to react onboard and what to anticipate. Planning and preparation come into play in the event of a emergency and how to summon help. He will present an overview of the safety gear now available on the market and how to decide what you need, including whether you should carry a liferaft. He will show you a typical “ditch bag.” Using personal experiences and reports of actual events, Emory brings this important topic to life in a way that may save yours.
Cruising Boat Expo, an event in the tradition of PassageMaker magazine’s TrawlerFest series,will be held June 2-7, at Brewer Essex Island Marina. Emory's seminar goes all morning on Wednesday, June 3, beginning at 8:30 a.m.
(The boat show part of the Expo, which will features dozens of new and used power cruisers and sailboats runs Thursday, June 4, through Sunday.)
Emory is the co-founder of OceanMedix.com LLC and a licensed yacht captain, holding a U.S. Coast Guard 100-ton Master’s License. In 1993, after 20 years as a practicing architect, he turned to his lifetime love of the sea. Following a three year circumnavigation on a 42 foot sailboat, he formed Emory Yachting Services in 1996.
Emory continues to free-lance on a project by project basis doing yacht deliveries, commissioning and new boat shake-downs, owner orientations and training, and participates in ocean yachting adventures with owners.
In 1998 he developed the Owner’s Manuals for Morris Yachts, a custom yacht builder in Southwest Harbor, Maine. A former certified Wilderness-EMT, he has voyaged more that 100,000 nautical miles on both sail and power vessels, visiting 42 countries on five continents. Emory is a member of the Ocean Cruising Club, Cruising Club of America, Bass Harbor Yacht Club, U.S. Sailing and the U.S. Power Squadron and Seven Seas Cruising Association.
For information about the International Cruising Boat Expo call 954.703.4789 or email us at Trawlerfest@passagemaker.com.