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Safety at Sea Seminar 2015

February 21, 2015 @ 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST

Safety at Sea Class

Click here for the 2016 Safety at Sea Seminar event.

Presented by The Mariners’ Museum and Landfall Navigation

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Doors open at 7:30 AM

Join us for a day-long Safety at Sea Seminar designed and conducted by sailors and experts in their fields! The seminar provides both novice and experienced mariners alike with the information and skills required to sail the Chesapeake Bay or offshore, handle heavy weather, conduct rescue procedures and much more.

Seminar topics include:

  • Emergency Communications
  • Damage Control
  • Crew Overboard & Emergencies
  • The A I S System
  • Medical Care & Prevention
  • Bay Weather
  • Life Raft Demo & Inflation

You’ll also earn an official Near Coastal Safety at Sea Certification* from US Sailing!


Prior to February 1:


After February 1: 


The fee covers lectures, demonstrations, course materials, Near Coastal Safety at Sea Certification and lunch.



To register by phone or mail:

To register by telephone, please contact:

(757) 591-7749

To Register by Mail, please complete the back of the form below and return to: 

The Mariners’ Museum
Safety at Sea
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA  23606

Safety at Sea Flyer 2015 (PDF)


Please register early to ensure availability.

This seminar is open to all cruising and racing skippers, crews & their families, recreational boaters, as well as commercial mariners.

* Seminar does not qualify you for the U.S. Sailing onshore racing requirements for the 2016 Newport to Bermuda Race.

Expert Panel

Capt. Henry E. Marx is owner and President of Landfall Navigation, which he purchased in 1982 after many years in the corporate world in management and financial positions. Landfall Navigation offers a worldwide Nautical Chart, Publications, and Navigation Instrument Inventory; a large Maritime Technical Library; a full line of Marine Safety Equipment; a Referral Service for Delivery Captains; and Navigation and Marine Safety Seminars as well as Onboard Instruction.

An experienced blue-water sailor Capt. Marx has sailed and raced for over 40 years on the east and west coasts of the United States, Southern coast of Norway and the Caribbean. He has served on a Norwegian Flag Oil tanker as a Seaman and his military service was in the U. S. Naval Reserve in Diesel Submarines. He continues to deliver private yachts, with his longest yacht delivery bringing a 50-foot trawler yacht from San Francisco, CA to Stamford, CT via the Panama Canal in 1981. In 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 and in 2010 was elected to the Cruising Club of America.

Will Keene, President of Edson International since 1989, has been active in the marine industry for over 30 years. Along with brother Hank, the Keenes are second generation owners of one of Massachusetts’ oldest continually operating businesses, with beginnings in 1859 in Boston, manufacturing hardware for the active New England fishing fleets. Actively involved in the marine industry on a national level, Will has served on the Board of Directors of the NSIA (National Sailing Industry Association) and moved to the Board of Directors of Sail America when those two industry associations merged. Will has served on NMMA’s Facility Development Committee, NMMA’s Accessory Manufacturers Board, and was Sail America’s representative on the NMMA Board of Directors. An avid boater, sailor and fisherman, Will enjoys spending time on his home waters of Buzzards Bay, MA with his wife Franny. They make their home in South Dartmouth, MA and spend their summers exploring the waters of New England and beyond. Edson International, celebrating its 154th year, manufactures an extensive line of marine steering systems and accessories, boat davits, radar towers and marine pumps for sail and powerboats.

Capt. Mark Bologna is a USCG licensed Captain and has been the Marine Safety Specialist and Commercial Sales Director at Landfall Navigation since 2007. He has over 35 years of boating and fishing on the Long Island Sound and 10 years experience operating private marina facilities.

Bill is the Warning Coordination Meteorologist at the Wakefield office, which serves central and eastern Virginia, northeast North Carolina, and the Lower Maryland Eastern Shore. He coordinates with state and local emergency managers, and other NWS customers, to ensure NWS products and services meet their needs. Bill also participates in a number of training initiatives including Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training and the FEMA/NWS Warning Coordination Course. Before coming to Wakefield in April 1994, Bill spent the first 10 years of his nearly 30 year NWS career at the National Severe Storms Forecast Center in Kansas City, MO, issuing nationwide forecasts for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. He has received several awards, including the 2005 National Hurricane Conference Outstanding Achievement Award in Meteorology.

Pete Seidler served 34 years in the US Coast Guard in a variety of assignments including command of two Coast Guard cutters where he was engaged in numerous search & rescue, maritime law enforcement and national defense operations. In addition he taught ship handling, seamanship and leadership at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Ct. In 2007 he retired from the position of Staff Judge Advocate for the Coast Guard’s Atlantic Area commands. Pete currently works as an Emergency Medical Technician (enhanced) in the City of Virginia Beach. He has served as Training Officer for the Virginia Beach Volunteer Rescue Squad, the city’s largest rescue squad. He is an American Red Cross instructor for First Aid, CPR and Wilderness First Aid as well as an instructor for EMS safety.

Marine Dealers interested in having a presence at this event, please contact:

Kelly Handly
(757) 591-7702
[email protected]

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Both programs are sponsored by Landfall Navigation which incorporates the latest techniques and information available.



February 21, 2015
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM EST
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