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Training Document Links

During our training sessions, presenters may use and share documents, slide shows, and other material from their session.  You can find recent training materials below.

 Description  Document Links
 Sailwave Hands-on Workshop - Session 1 - Led by Eric Brinsfield

"One Day Away" Cruising Destinations for the Lower Chesapeake Bay, presented by Tim Dull

One Day Away Doc

BBSA Training Session 
Subject:  The Hampton Roads Bridge Tunnel (HRBT) Expansion Project

Expected impacts on boating.  

Monday, March 15 - 6:30pm - 8pm - via Zoom
Presentation provided by VDOT (Ms. Ha Koehler) and VDOT contractor for HRBT - HRCP.

HRBT Expansion Concept Video

 2021 Training Session 04:  Ten Mistakes Sailors Make
 March 10, 2021
Austin Powers of North Sails Chesapeake shared his observations on the top 10 mistakes racers (and sailors) make while sailing.  Presenting over Zoom, the topic was interesting to both racers and cruisers, because you always want to get there faster.  

 Zoom recording

 2021 Training Session 01:  Racing Safety and Other Racing Topics
For the first training session of 2021, Larry Baun, BBSA's racing captain, led discussions of the following topics: 

  • Overview of training plans for 2021 winter/spring (Baun)
  • US Sailing Safety Equipment Requirements (SER) for Coastal racing (Baun)
  • Racing for Beginners - (Brazzi)
  • PHRF vs VPP/ORA rating overview (Goodman)
Video recording link:  Session 01
 Safety Presentation

 Monohull SER Sheet 
 Monohull SER PDF 
 Multihull SER Sheet 
 Multihull SER PDF

 Intro to Racing Slides 

Anchoring Techniques
In January 2019, Eric Brinsfield gave a training session on Anchoring Tips and Techniques for Racers and Cruises.  The session was hosted at the Deadline Brewing Project in Virginia Beach.  This presentation starts with the basics and offers some personal techniques for setting the anchor securely.  In addition, Eric discussed his approach to anchoring as a race committee boat and setting the starting line.  

Update 1/13/2022:  This is a really good but simple video about anchoring by Nautilus.  

Anchoring Presentation

Nautilus YouTube Video

Using DSC on your VHF
In February 2019, Sergio Diehl shared his knowledge and experience with digital capabilities in VHF radios.  In particular, he discussed the value, configuration and usage of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI). 

If you have a VHF with a red emergency button and you have not configured your DSC with MMSI, you need to read these notes.  Your emergency button is probably not working.  
DSC Presentation
The story of Meridian X, which the lost a member of their crew overboard in Lake Michigan.  This is a must watch video produced by the USCG and a reminder to carry the appropriate safety gear.    YouTube
Preparing for an Offshore Race
Presentation by Keith Midgette talking about the preparation of his boat for safe offshore racing.  

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