October 11, 2011: Safety at Sea, Insurance, Marine Offshore First Aid
October 11th, 2011
Shackles & Cotterpins
The Vic-Maui Newsletter
October 11, 2011
Safety at Sea
- BC Sailing's Safety at Sea program Offshore Personal Survival Course classes 5 & 6 have been scheduled on Vancouver's North Shore for November 18-19 and November 19-20, respectively. This 2 day course is CYA - ISAF Approved. See http://www.wvyc.bc.ca/index.php/racing/sas for more information and links to course online registration which opens on October 10.
- The Sailing Foundation's Safety at Sea seminar has been scheduled for Seattle on February 25-26, 2012. The 2 day version of this seminar is US Sailing - ISAF Approved. See http://www.thesailingfoundation.org/new_sas_seminars_2012.htm for more information and links to seminar registration.
- These Safety at Sea programs are very popular - we suggest that Vic-Maui crews register early to avoid disappointment. Note that the 2 day version is required to meet Vic-Maui race requirements.
- A reminder that pre-arranging offshore coverage with your insurance provider is a critical race preparation item. The race website has a listing of Canadian and American insurers who have provided their contact information in conjunction with the 2012 Vic-Maui race. This list is available at http://www.vicmaui.org/pdfs/Insurance Providers(2).pdf. Don't leave your offshore insurance coverage to the last minute!
Marine Offshore First Aid
- The 2012 Vic-Maui Race has partnered once again with the Academy of Emergency Training, and Dr. Cheryl Holmes, Critical Care Physician and medical advisor to the Vic-Maui Race, to offer a Marine Offshore First Aid course that will provide the certification needed to meet the First Aid requirements of the 2012 Vic-Maui Race.
To register:. . . . . . .Phone: +1-604-922-2249 or download the online registration form.
Course: . . . . . . . . . Marine Offshore First Aid with CPR
Course #: . . . . . . . .VM #1
Dates: . . . . . . . . . . Friday, Nov 4th 6:00 – 9:00 PM (1800-2100), and
Saturday, Nov 5th 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM (0900-1600)
Location: . . . . . . . . Academy of Emergency Training, 2792 Norland Ave, Bby
Cost: . . . . . . . . . . . $185.00 + HST (payment can be made by cheque or credit card)
*Lunch is not included
This course includes an on-line study component to be completed prior to class time.
- Anatomy and physiology
- Preventing disease transmission
- Primary survey
- Patient positioning
- Choking management
- Use of Automated External Defibrillators
- Controlling deadly bleeding
- Shock management
- Head & spinal injuries
- Medical emergencies
- Radio Medical Advice
- Wound suturing techniques
- Advanced medical rescue and interventions
Upon completion of this course you will receive:
- CPR certification, AND
- Marine Offshore First Aid Certificate of Completion
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The Victoria to Maui International Yacht Race, first contested in 1968, is the pinnacle of Pacific Northwest ocean racing. Vic-Maui runs every second year, starting in June or July off Victoria, British Columbia and finishing near Lahaina, Maui, a distance of approximately 2308 nautical miles. Vic-Maui challenges navigators to demonstrate their weather routing and navigational skills. Success depends on the navigator’s skill in predicting where the Pacific High pressure zone and trade winds will be, nearly a week into the future. The adventure includes sailing around the Pacific High and surfing downwind in the trades. The days pass quickly with the fleet surrounded by dolphins and albatross, spectacular sunrises, sunsets and brilliant starlit nights. Teamwork gets the boats to the finish line near Lahaina, where each arriving boat is greeted with an outstanding Hawaiian welcoming party. Family and friends meet the racers to celebrate the accomplishment with hugs, leis and mai-tais. Many crew stay to spend more time enjoying Maui with their families before heading home.
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