Near Coastal Safety at Sea Seminar
Join us for a day-long Safety at Sea Seminar designed and conducted by sailors and experts in their fields specifically for local boaters, sailors, and cruisers. The seminar provides both novice and experienced mariners alike with the information and skills required to be safe on local coastal waters from Long Island into Fishers Island Sound, Narragansett Bay and up to Cape Cod.
Topics include: lessons learned to prevent disaster, damage control, crew overboard and rescue procedures (including pfds, flares, distress calls), medical care and prevention, handling heavy weather, life raft, and other demonstrations.
The event will be moderated by renowned sailor and instructor, Captain Henry Marx, the owner and President of Landfall Navigation who has more than 40 years of sailing experience on both coasts of the United States, the North Sea and the Caribbean. Joining Captain Marx is a panel of experts in their particular fields; rarely will you have the opportunity for instruction from such qualified individuals. Join us for what could be the most important day of your boating life!
Please Note: This seminar does not qualify participants for the U.S. Sailing Offshore Racing Requirements for events such as the Bermuda Race.
About Captain Marx
Owner and president of Landfall Navigation, Captain Henry Marx has sailed and raced for more than 40 years on the east and west coasts of the US, the southern coast of Norway, and the Caribbean. He has served in a Norwegian Flag oil tanker as a seaman and his military service was in the US Naval Reserve in Diesel Submarines. He continues to deliver private yachts with his longest yacht delivery being the transport of a 50 foot trawler yacht from San Francisco, CA to Stamford, CT via the Panama Canal in 1981. From 1992-94, Capt. Marx served on the Committee on Nautical Charting of the Marine Board division of the National Academy of Science reviewing NOAA Chart Making. In 2006 he was elected to membership in the Storm Trysail Club.
Capt. Marx is currently the Chairman of the Stamford Sailing Foundation, an organization that provides marine-based experiential learning programs and sailing opportunities to Stamford, CT inner-city kids who would not otherwise have the opportunity to learn to sail.
Photo of Captain Marx delivering the sloop FINE PRINT back after the Bermuda Race.