Sailing Instructor Courses at Patrick Air Force Base, Florida (Manatee Marina)
There are currently 3 spaces still available
in the class. The fee for the training is $375 per person. There
will be no pre-course offered at this time. Here are the dates:
- Primary date: March 4-8, 2013. If the weather is not good
at this date, they will push the session to March 18 - 22,
Sailing Instructor Courses at Short Stay, SC and Fiddler's Cove, CA
Short Stay, SC 2013 Dates:
- Pre-course - March 30-31
- Instructor Course - April 1-5
- Pre-course - May 18-19
- Instructor Course - May 20-24
- Pre-course - June 22-23
- Instructor Course - June 24-28
Fiddler's Cove, CA 2013 Dates:
- Pre-course - July 20-21
- Instructor Course - July 22-26
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Bravo Zulu to Short Stay Marina and NNPTC Sailing Program
On January 17, 2012 at approximately 11:49 am, Richard Hahn, Assistant Manager
of Short Stay Recreation Center, notice a white overturned boat in the water with two individuals on top of it.
Mr. Hahn immediately called Matt Vacher, of Short Stay Marina, who immediately gathered together Sailors
from NNPTC, MM3 Chandler Mazure, MM3 Justin Keene, ET3 Sharon Duncan and MM3 Juan Avelar to go out
Hahn on the rescue boat.
As they approached the scene, they saw one elderly gentleman on the overturned boat and one in the water.
Both were not wearing any life jackets and were in/on the freezing water for about 2 hours. MM3 Keene threw
life vests to the two gentlemen to preserve their safety. The man on the overturned boat was able to climb
onto the rescue boat with minimal help. However, the man in the water needed assistant from MM3 Avelar,
MM3 Mazure and ET3 Duncan to haul him from the water onto the rescue boat. They noticed that both rescued
men were suffering from hyperthermia. Hahn, Mazure and Ducan provided some of their own clothing to them to
try and keep them warm. In the meantime, Mr. Hahn coordinated with Short Stay Staff via radio to arrange EMS
and SC DNR ready on shore to provide immediate emergency medical care for the rescued boaters.
Once back on shore, Short Stay staff provided warm blankets to wrap the rescued boaters until Berkeley County
EMS arrived on the scene. It was discovered that one of the rescued men recently underwent a quadruple bypass
and the other recently had a stroke. One of the rescued boaters was able to walk to the ambulance with
assistance by Avelar and Keen. The four Petty Officers interlocked their arms, so they could carry the other
gentleman to the ambulance from the rescue boat.
Berkeley EMS stated that the rescued men's core temperatures were 95 degrees and that they would have
only lasted maybe another hour in the freezing water. Without the Short Stay Staff and NNPTC sailors, they would
have lost their lives.
USNSA wants to say BRAVO ZULU to Richard Hahn, Matt Vacher and Short Stay Recreation Center, Marina Staff
and NNPTC Sailors, MM3 Chandler Mazure , MM3 Justin Keene, ET3 Sharon Duncan and MM3 Juan Avelar for their
quick and efficient rescue of the two boaters.
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Contact USNSA at (443) 510-1421 or Email