Newport Bermuda race
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Newport, RI
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Annapolis, MD

Offshore Preparedness Seminar: Complying with Offshore Safety Requirements

Brewer Yacht Yards, with 24 locations between Maryland and Maine, have prepared hundreds of boats for distance races and offshore voyages. From Transatlantic and Fastnet races to arctic explorations and circumnavigations, Brewer staff have advised owners on gear selection, vessel construction, and speed optimization for over 40 years. The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee has again named Brewer Yacht Yard Group as the Official Boat Preparation Resource for the Newport Bermuda Race.

We invite you to join us at one of our seminars on offshore safety preparedness in anticipation of the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race. Among the topics covered by Brewer staff members, Bermuda Race veterans, and other experts will be:

  • The intent behind each requirement
  • Straightforward methods of compliance that won’t break the bank
  • Preparing for mandatory boat inspection
  • Hull construction and stability
  • Rigging and sail selection (including storm sails)
  • Safety and emergency equipment
  • Training and Safety at Sea credentials
  • Navigation and communications devices

Of value to both racers and cruisers alike, this series will give anyone preparing their boat for extended voyaging the peace of mind that comes with hearing from the most experienced advisors in the industry. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of The US Safety Equipment Requirements and ISAF Offshore Special Regulations, 2014-2015 ed., published by US Sailing.

Your boat's $125 admission fee gains you and your entire crew entry to the day-long lecture series. The seminar is geared both to sailors who want to increase their understanding and to those considering entering their first Newport Bermuda Race or making their first offshore passage. Presenters and Brewer staff members will be available throughout the day to answer questions. The net proceeds will be donated to the Bonnell Cove Foundation to promote safety at sea.

August 22, 2015 | 9 am to 4 pm
New York Yacht Club's Harbour Court Clubhouse
Newport, RI
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August 29, 2015 | 9 am to 4 pm
Eastport Yacht Club
Annapolis, MD
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For more information on the 2016 race, go to www.bermudarace.com!


We are proud to sponsor the 2016 Newport Bermuda Race!

Questions? Please email Lynn Oliver at loliver@byy.com.