With regret, we must, out of caution and concern for health, cancel this event.

Refunds to participants will be provided shortly.





Offshore Medical Seminar, First Aid, CPR, and AED
Register for the Offshore Medical Seminar and optional First Aid/CPR/AED course to be held on March 15, 2020, at Roger Williams University, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI  02809. 

This Offshore Medical Seminar focuses on the responsibility of the medical officer on a sailing vessel. The seminar is an interactive discussion of various medical scenarios at sea and will include: 
•    discussion of the appropriate medical kit, 
•    assessment of the victim and how to communicate findings for remote assistance, 
•    review of common injuries and illnesses and 
•    a section from the national campaign called “Stop the Bleed.”

The seminar will be taught by Jeffery S. Wisch, M.D., fleet surgeon for the Cruising Club of America and David Schoenfeld, M.D., Director of the division of Emergency Medical Services of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston.

Optional First Aid/CPR/AED Certification:

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Hands-On AED/CPR partner

Participants may receive an American Heart Association First Aid/CPR/AED certificate. The day will start with an optional 1-hour hands on portion of that certification . Students doing that optional certification must complete the online portion of the course before the seminar and bring the certificate of completion with them. 

While no overall course certification is provided, all participants will receive a certificate for the “Stop the Bleed” section. Those participants that complete the First Aid/CPR/AED course will also receive certification. The First Aid/CPR/AED course meets the training requirements of the Newport Bermuda Race.


Check-in will be from 7:30 AM – 7:55.

8:00 Hands-on portion of the First Aid/CPR/AED Course for those who have completed the on-line course.

The Medical Seminar will commence at 9:30 and run to 2:30 with a brief break for lunch.

Cost for the  First Aid/CPR/AED course is $90 (paid directly to our partner) and may only be taken in combination with the Medical Seminar. Cost for the Medical Seminar is $80. Lunch is included for all participants.

Select an option below:

  •  Offshore Medical Seminar only - $80 or
  • Offshore Medical Seminar and First Aid/CPR/AED. Note: If you select this option, you will be charged $80 for the Offshore Medical Seminar now. You will receive an email with instructions on how to register for the online portion of the First Aid/CPR/AED course with a $90 charge for that portion..

Image Release for Self (or for a Minor):
Image: I hereby authorize Cruising Club of America and its agents, members, and volunteers (“CCA”) to capture still and moving images and sound recordings of me in connection with my participation in the seminar and to use without compensation, irrevocably, such materials, including my name, voice, likeness, and personality, in depicting or promoting activities of CCA or seamanship generally.
Minor: If signing up on behalf of a minor participant, I am authorized to release, and hereby execute this release on behalf of the minor.
Please indicate your agreement to this release by typing your name in the space labeled "Consent Signature" at the bottom of this form. 


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