Vessel Safety Check

Vessel Safety Check

Partner In Command Training

Sponsored by the Seneca Sail and Power Squadron, USPS

Imagine this scenario:

You have had a great day on the lake and are enjoying a late dinner lying at anchor 10 miles away from home port. The evening sunset is glorious. Your spouse asks you to get the salt and pepper back in the galley. You are in a hurry and fail to notice the water and ice that spilled in your path. Down you go and you hear a snap as pain shoots into your leg. You call for help and realize you need immediate medical attention as the sun dips below the horizon.

Ask yourself these questions:

  1. Are you and your partner ready for a medical emergency?
  2. If you are incapacitated, can your partner get your craft safely into the harbor?
  3. Do you know each other’s “duties” for handling your craft?
  4. What steps have you taken to prepare your Partner to Take Command?
  5. Does your partner know how to get help?

Please sign up for an informative seminar that will prepare you and your partner to handle this and several other boating “situations”. The theme of the class is preparation! If you are prepared, even major emergencies can be handled with confidence and skill. Skipper and mates/crew are encouraged to attend as a team and discounts are provided for additional crew sharing the course material. Following the seminar there will be hands on demo’s of fire extinguishers, flares and throwable life saving devices.

The class will be led by Don and Marge Kloeber who are power boaters. To add the sailor’s perspective, Jim and Sue Morris, S/V Sails Call berthed in the Village Marina will assist.

Where: Watkins Glen Yacht Club
When: Sat June 29th
Time: 9:00 – 12:00 Hands on demo’s 12:00 – 12:30
Fee: SSPS member cost $35/$10 for partner sharing text WGYC/FLYC cost $40/$15, Non-member Public $50/$25

Sign up before June 8th by phone or email to Don Kloeber at 607-562-7540 or and let him know your names and number attending. Payment includes some course handout materials including handy checklists.

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