San Francisco Bay, CA

San Francisco Bay, CA


Encinal Yacht Club, December 14-15, 2019

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Program Overview:

If you are spending time cruising, racing, out for the day, or offshore for a month, the knowledge gained in this course is an essential part of your tool kit. Dive into the most common types of boating injuries, preventative strategies, and sailing techniques to stay safe on the water. Learn maritime specific considerations not commonly taught in standard first aid courses

Program Objectives:

  • Assess, diagnose, and treat victims swiftly and accurately. 

  • Practice life saving skills: CPR, airway management, rescue breathing, bleeding control, and stabilization.

  • Learn trauma, medical, maritime, and environmental medicine while becoming a more prepared mariner.

Start Time:

At 0800, Saturday December 14, 2019 at the Encinal Yacht Club, meeting at the Regatta Room. The course will start promptly at 0800, and run until 1730, both Saturday and Sunday. Coffee and tea will be provided. Prepare to bring a lunch or find something quick nearby.

Location Details and Map:  

Encinal Yacht Club

1251 Pacific Marina

Alameda, CA 94501

Telephone: 510.522.3272

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Excerpts from the EYC Website:

‘The club is located on the Alameda side of the Oakland Estuary in protected waters. Club facilities include a friendly bar, lounge and dining room on the main floor, the Regatta Room for private parties and meetings on the lower floor, a large dock for members and guests, a small boat yard with two hoists, dry storage for over 75 small boats, a 75' by 35' swimming pool, locker rooms, showers and a sauna. The guest dock can hold about 75 boats, rafted up.

Encinal Yacht Club, being the 3rd oldest yacht club on the Bay, was founded in 1890.

Traditions established more than 100 years ago are still the primary goal of our club – family oriented social events combined with boating.’

Moderator Bio:

 John Taussig - Flight Paramedic, USCG 50 Ton Master
Captain, sailor, and Executive Director for Backcountry Medical Guides, John has sailed extensively throughout the Americas and Caribbean. He’s been accessing good surf, skiing, and other fun adventures through one of the three boats he calls home:  Lucia (Alajuela 38), Maiden (Wilderness 30), and Charlotte (Klepper Kayak). He's worked as a Paramedic for 19 years in Santa Cruz, Seattle, Jackson Hole, and Bozeman, MT in a variety of contexts- medevac helicopter to ambulance to ski patrol. John has degrees in Neuroscience and Biochemistry from Montana State University. 

Additional Equipment Note:

Lecture notebooks will be provided to all participants, with room to take notes, but  please bring something to write with. Also, we will be performing live scenarios, lifting and moving techniques, and first aid while aboard a vessel, therefore, wearing close-toed, preferably non-marking, footwear is essential. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and other sun protection is also highly recommended. Please bring your own water bottle as well.