Safety at Sea Committee Meeting US Sailing National Conference Milwaukee, WI Agenda Call the Meeting to Order; Minutes Chuck Hawley 2014 Safety at Sea Seminar Summary Ron Trossbach Progress Coastal Seminars Chuck Hawley Distance Learning Opportunity Chuck Hawley Certification Book for Seminars Chuck Hawley Junior SAS Seminars Rich du Moulin Hanson Awards Dan van Heekeren Medical Issues Garry Fischer Reports on Sailing Incidents/Boating Fatalities Chuck Hawley Break Agenda, Part Deux Changes in Philosophy to the OSRs Proposed Changes to the ISAF OSRs SER adoption, NCORC SER adoption, PNW SER adoption, SoCal SER adoption, Great Lakes SER adoption, Newport Bermuda SER changes for 2015 New Business Motion for Adjournment Renee Mehl Renee Mehl Chuck Hawley Chris Tutmark Bruce Brown Matt Gallagher Bjorn Johnson Bjorn Johnson All Safety at Sea Seminar Participation SAFETY AT SEA SEMINAR CERTIFICATES ISSUED 3000 COASTAL FULL ISAF CERTIFICATES 2500 STANDARD 2000 1500 1000 500 0 CALENDAR YEAR Safety at Sea Moderators • FULL MODERATORS (8) – Brian Adams, Bruce Brown, Rich du Moulin, Chuck Hawley, Sheila McCurdy, Ralph Naranjo, John Rousmaniere, Ron Trossbach • COASTAL MODERATORS (9) – Henry Marx • Hands-On Moderators (3) – Bruce Brown, Ralf Steitz, Dan O'Connor 2014 Seminars • • • • • • • • • • • Jan 12, 2014, Berkeley, CA. COASTAL seminar, Berkeley YC, 55 Attendees Jan 25, 2014, Strictly Sail Chicago, COASTAL seminar Navy Pier, Chicago 40 Attendees Feb 1, 2014, San Diego, CA, Standard seminar, San Diego, YC, 109 Attendees Feb 8, 2014, Mystic, CT, COASTAL seminar, Landfall Navigation & Mystic Seaport, 149 attendees Feb 15-16, 2014, Tiburon, CA, Standard & ISAF compliant seminars, San Francisco YC, 25 attendees Feb 15, 2014, Strictly Sail Miami, FL, COASTAL seminar, Miami Marina, 24 Attendees Feb 22-23, 2014, Bainbridge Island, WA, The Sailing Foundation at Bainbridge Island High School 124 standard attendees 116 ISAF Compliant attendees Feb 22, 2014, Newport News, VA, COASTAL seminar, Landfall Navigation & Virginia Mariner’s Museum, Feb 22-23, 2014 Tiburon, CA, Standard & ISAF compliant seminars, San Francisco YC, 22 attendees Mar 1, 2014, Corona Del Mar, CA, Standard seminar, Balboa YC, 25 attendees Mar 15-16, 2014, Newport, RI 2014 Seminars • • • • • • • • • • CCA Hyatt Regency Hotel , 312 standard attendees, 84 ISAF Compliant attendees Mar 16, 2014, Santa Cruz, CA, COASTAL seminar, Santa Cruz YC, 53 attendees Mar 29-30, 2014, Annapolis, MD, Marine Trades Assn. of MD at Naval Academy preliminary 283 civilians & 250 midshipmen for standard 72 ISAF Compliant attendees Apr 5, 2014, Bronx, NY, Storm Trysail Foundation, NYYC and SUNY Maritime at SUNY Maritime, 235 attendees Apr 12, 2014, Chicago, IL, Chicago YC Standard seminar 88 attendees April 13, 2014, Oakland, CA, COASTAL seminar Strictly Sail Pacific, 66 attendees, May 18, 2014, Pacific Cup YC 121 attendees June 18, 2014, Newport, RI, CCA 111 attendees June 28,2014, Castine, ME, COASTAL Castine YC 26 attendees July 11, 2014, Shelter Island, NY, COASTAL Shelter Island YC, 14 attendees Coastal Seminars Coastal Safety at Sea Seminars • Intended for the coastal racer or cruiser • Simplified so that more organizations can be organizers • 4+2 topics to suit local needs – CG Search and Rescue – Personal Safety Gear – Man Overboard – Emergency Communications – Two “localized” topics, e.g. Hypothermia, Waves Distance Learning • Natural transition from Certification Series book to modern delivery means • Will use Medallion Systems online software • Appeals to different learning styles • Allows content to be updated readily • Allows pre-delivery testing and challenging the courses • Automatically records results in member’s record Distance Learning Topics • Six topics to begin with – Weather – Search and Rescue – Emergency Communications – Storm Sails – Crew Health – Drowning and Hypothermia • Other OSR Section 6 topics to follow • Other non-OSR topics eventually The Plan for Distance Learning • • • • Reduce time for ISAF cert to one day Allow more time for hands-on in all seminars Allow experienced sailors to challenge courses Accommodate those who cannot easily attend seminars • Allow cost-effective recertification 2014 Junior SAS Seminars • Storm Trysail Foundation conducted eight Junior Safety-at-Sea Seminars – – – – – – – • • 300 junior sailors Topics include – – – – – – • Portsmouth, NH Castine, ME; Boston, MA Newport, RI Perth Amboy, NJ Stonington, CT Shelter Island, NY Larchmont, NY. man overboard prevention and recovery introduction to big boats safety equipment and practices upwind and downwind sailing on big boats winch use reefing, and other skills safety gear, flares 2015 – Pre-Chicago Mac session with topics specific to the Chi-Mac Race. Hanson Awards • Transitioning from John Rousmaniere to Dan van Heekeren • Agreement with US Sailing to publish at least one Hanson story per month Sailing Incidents, Boating Safety • No new incident reports, thankfully. • Coast Guard BARD Data for 2013 Catgory Number Change from 2012 Accidents 4062 -10% Injuries 2,620 -12.7% Deaths 560 -14% • Where cause of death was known, seventy-seven (77) percent of fatal boating accident victims drowned. Of those drowning victims with reported life jacket usage, eighty-four (84) percent were not wearing a life jacket. Sailors accounted for 3.4% of the fatalities Changes in the Offshore Special Regulations Sub-committee headed by Will Apold Removed recommendations Moved to a spreadsheet format Easy to use inspection checklists Started with Category 2 Proposed Changes to the OSRs EPIRBS • Purpose or Objective To make it a requirement for a ship’s EPIRB to include an internal GPS after 1/1/2015. • US Sailing Position: Agree Proposed Changes to the OSRs ISAF Life Rafts • Purpose or Objective – To clarify the wording and start the phasing out of the superseded ISAF life raft standard. • US Sailing Position: Agree Proposed Changes to the OSRs VHF Antenna Length • Purpose or Objective – Add a minimum length, and therefore minimum performance, for the required masthead VHF antenna. • US Sailing Position: Agree Proposed Changes to the OSRs AIS Antennas • Purpose or Objective – The current rule implies that it is possible to have both a VHF and an AIS antenna mounted at the masthead. It isn’t. – The current rule doesn’t require any minimum level of AIS antenna performance or maximum coax loss, so there is a perverse incentive to have non-functional AIS antennas and coax. • US Sailing Position: Agree Proposed Changes to the OSRs First Aid Certificates • Purpose or Objective – To require a First Aid certificate to be valid (within the expiry date if given) • US Sailing Position: Agree Proposed Changes to the OSRs Life Raft Servicing • Purpose or Objective – To review and clarify the wording of the life raft servicing requirements and delete the concept of ‘inspection’. • US Sailing Position: Agree Proposed Changes to the OSRs HMPE Life Lines • Purpose or Objective – To amend 3.14.6 following review by the working party established in 2013 to review material requirements as discussed in the attached paper “ISAF OSR Lifelines 140919” – (Do not allow HMPE life lines for Categories 1, 2) • US Sailing Position: Agree Safety Equipment Requirements SER Adoption in the U.S. • Northern California Chuck Hawley – Andy Newell and Michael Moradzedah, NCORC • Southern California Chuck Hawley – Bill Gibbs, NOSA and ORCA • • • • Great Lakes Pacific Northwest Newport Bermuda Other areas? Matt Gallagher Chris Tutmark Bjorn Johnson SER Changes for 2015 • Extensive input from NCORC • Formation of a Multihull sub-committee – Bill Gibbs, Jim Antrim, Morrelli and/or Melvin? Recommended SER Changes for 2015 • See spreadsheet. New Business • What SAS efforts would you like to be involved with? • Are you interested in being a Coastal SAS Moderator? • What should focus on for 2015? Motion to Adjourn • See you next year!