Cold Water Rescue Class

The class was held at Birmingham Sailing Club March 19, 2022.  If you were unable to attend and wish to learn more, follow this link to the Cold Water Rescue Class.

Cold Water Awaren

How do you prepare for cold water sailing?  In this 1 hr class we’ll discuss the physiology of cold water immersion, the strategies for preparing for it, and the techniques to rescue – or self rescue- when it happens.

About the instructor:
Doug Watson joined BSA after retiring from a twenty-year career as a pilot in the U.S. Coast Guard.  His postings in Kodiak, AK and Cape Cod, MA have given him valuable insight into cold water marine safety and rescue.  He is certified as a level 1 sailing instructor and also holds US Sailing certificates for Keel Boat and Bareboat Cruising.
Doug is currently a pilot for Southern Company.

Light breakfast items will be provided. Please RSVP to –

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you Saturday!

If you have questions, please Contact the Education Committee.


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