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Emergencies on Board (On Water, BYO Boat)

Plumper Cove Provincial Park - Keats Island

31 Mar 2017 1730h to 02 Apr 2017 1500h

Members 220 per boat / Non-Members 400 per boat

Ken Gillstrom takes the “Emergencies on Board” seminar on to your boat for what will prove to be a very educational and fun weekend covering practical exercises how you would handle various emergency situations on your boat. We cover both equipment effectiveness and procedures.

One of the best ways to be prepared for emergency situations is to rehearse procedures and use equipment. This will make your responses more habitual and help the brain optimize for a set of coordinated activities. Exercises will include

  • Flood control
  • Fire fighting
  • Vessel evacuation
  • Crew overboard – prevention
  • Electronic navigation systems failure in fog


Ken Gillstrom is a Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor, Coastal Navigation Instructor and RYA Yachtmaster Offshore. He has 45,000 miles of experience on Voyageur 10.10 as well as 25,000 miles on over a dozen other vessels. During this time he has experienced and rehearsed many different emergency situations and understands what methods and equipment works and what doesn’t. He will guide you through a process that will make your cruising experiences safer.

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