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U.S. Sailing Certification to Be Offered at Mariners’ Museum Program
Submitted by Jenna Dill

SailMM imageNEWPORT NEWS, VA — Local boaters can learn the skills required for safe sailing at the Captain Henry Marx Memorial Safety at Sea Seminar on Sunday, February 24, 2019, presented by The Mariners' Museum and Park and Landfall Navigation, all while earning an official U.S. Sailing Certification.

This day-long seminar, designed and conducted by sailors and experts in their fields, provides novice and experienced mariners with information and skills required for sailing the Chesapeake Bay or offshore, handling heavy weather, conducting rescue procedures, and much more.

The Mariners' and Landfall Navigation have offered this seminar for eight consecutive years. Registrants will earn an official Near-Coastal Safety at Sea Certification from U.S. Sailing. This seminar is the most comprehensive near-coastal safety at sea program offered in the Hampton Roads area.

The Safety at Sea Seminar is open to all cruising and racing skippers, crews and their families, recreational boaters, and commercial mariners. Topics include emergency communications, man overboard and rescue procedures, personal safety equipment, life raft inflation, signal flares, dealing with large ships, and Chesapeake Bay weather.

For seven years, the program was moderated by the late Captain Henry Marx, former owner and president of Landfall Navigation. Sadly, Captain Marx passed away in 2018, but left his legacy of more than 40 years of international sailing experience. The Museum is honored to continue in his efforts to provide safety resources to all boaters.

The registration fee for the seminar is $130 through January 31 and $150 starting February 1. Mariners' Museum Members receive $15 off registration. The fee covers lectures, demonstrations, course materials, U.S. Sailing Near-Coastal Safety at Sea Certificate, and a boxed lunch.

Seating is limited. To reserve space, visit For more information about the seminar, contact Mark Arduini at (757) 591-7749 or


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