North Sails LOFT NEWS

March 12, 2019


March 30  |  Annapolis, MD


“The sea is relentless, you never know when it’s going to come out and bite you. You simply have to be prepared. The more prepared the better.”

– Ken Read, North Sails President


Let’s face it, with safety comes confidence. Keeping safe is paramount on a yacht, so whether you’re in a dinghy racing on Wednesday nights, or taking on the 2225 nautical mile Transpac, we should all be in the same boat when it comes to ensuring ourselves and our crew are safe.

US Sailing’s Safety at Sea Course is designed to prepare you for whatever challenges the sea throws your way. To celebrate the 40th year of curriculum, North Sails President Ken Read will attend the seminar as Keynote Speaker. One of the world’s most accomplished sailors, Ken has 200,000 offshore miles under his belt, and his first and foremost goal for any race has always been safety, which has been put to the test numerous times.

Join Ken, Saturday March 30 at the United States Naval Academy where technical experts, premier ocean racers and sail training professionals blend their experience into what has become the most complete and comprehensive safety training course.

Storm sails

Care & maintenance of safety equipment

Damage control & repair

Heavy weather


Overboard prevention & recovery


Weather forecasting

USCG SAR & communications


March 30  |  7:30am  |  United States Naval Academy  |  Alumni Hall

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