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Voyager, Prepareness Expert Offers Two Seminars at TrawlerFest-Anacortes

Denny Emory's seminars are essential to anyone with ambitions of going beyond the sight of land, or cruising to Mexico or Alaska. Emory shares his hard-won experience and instills a sense of self-reliance.
 Denny Emory

Denny Emory

Denny Emory is the co-founder of 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. Denny 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. Denny 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.

An emergency situation at sea is most often read about in the press; or, watched on theTV in the comfort of one’s home. In his "Emergencies at Sea" seminar, Emory will address what determines a true emergency situation; how to react onboard; and, what to anticipate. Planning and preparation come into play in the event of a emergency situation 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.

In "Medical Prepareness for the Cruiser & Ocean Voyager," 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

TrawlerFest-Anacortes is happening Tuesday through Sunday, May 12-17 at Cap Sante Marina. The boat show portion runs Thursday through Sunday. Emory is presenting "Emergencies at Sea" on Friday, May 15, 8:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m. He is presenting "Medical Preparedness" on Saturday, May 16, 8:30-10:30 a.m.

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