NEWPORT NEWS - No matter the season, it's important to be safe on water.

The Mariners' Museum, Landfall Navigation and Storm TrySail Foundation are hosting a boating safety seminar this weekend. The adult program will be held on Sat., Feb 23 and the junior program for sailors 12 and up will be held Sun., Feb 24.

Leading the seminars is Capt. Henry Marx, owner and president of Landfall Navigation. He's sailed and raced for more than 40 years on both coasts, the southern coast of Norway and the Caribbean.

SEMINAR DETAILS: Mariners' Museum Website
Adult Program:
Saturday, February 23
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 a.m.)
This day-long seminar, designed and conducted by sailors and experts in their fields, provides novice and experienced mariners with information and skills required to prepare for sailing the Chesapeake Bay Cruising & Racing, recommended equipment and more. The Seminar is focused on inshore boaters & bay sailors but is open to all cruising and racing skippers, crews & their families, recreational boaters, as well as commercial fishermen.
Topics to include: Damage Control, Coast Guard Rescue Procedures, Crew OverBoard & Rescue, First-Aid, Chesapeake Bay Weather Life Raft Demonstrations.

Junior Program
Sunday, February 24, 2013
12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (doors open at 11:30 a.m.)
The Junior Safety at Sea Seminar is for junior sailors ages 12 and up interested in transiting into Big Boats.
Topics include: Big Boat coastal Navigation, Storm Preparation, Man-Over-Board, Dinghy Safety, Knowing your Equipment, View from the other end of the Tow Line, and Life Raft Demonstrations.

Adult program: $75 Junior program: $35; fee covers lectures, demonstrations, course materials, & boxed lunch.
Mariners' Museum Members receive $10 OFF registration
NOTE: Please enter through the Bronze Door/Business Entrance.

For more information, contact Bryan Hill at (757) 591-7749

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