Eight cadets and two OICs traveled to the Naval Academy to become certified in the US Sailing Association's "Safety at Sea" training. This training is required for most off-shore races involving large boats in bigger bodies of water. The training consists of Sailor-Overboard techniques, Coast Guard capabilities, off-shore communications, medical prevention and treatment for seasickness and exposure, and other training related to life-threatening situations encountered while at sea. The seminar was the best training available in the United States on these topics and included practical demonstrations on the water. The cadets represented West Point very well and were recognized by the Superintendent of USNA in his welcome address.

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