Heading out on the water? Want to feel safer? What equipment do you have in your personal safety tool box of knowledge? Whether its safety equipment, weather forecasts or how to get help when things don’t go as planned, a little extra information may be all you need to make your next time on the water feel much safer. In this seminar you will learn about some of the equipment available to you and how to use it, which weather apps to use and how to get help in a pinch. This seminar is delivered by Diane Reid. As an internationally certified Offshore Personal Survival instructor, commercial Skipper and Sailing Instructor, Diane’s knowledge spans the Atlantic Ocean, the Great Lakes and everything in between. From day trips to months at sea….she has planned for and experienced it all.
Diane is a professional Skipper, Racer and Instructor. She is Royal Yachting Association accredited as an Ocean Yachtmaster commercially endorsed, a Sail Canada Instructor in Cruising, Racing, VHF and Navigation and a World Sailing Offshore Personal Survival Instructor. Diane’s career has spanned over 100,000 miles throughout Lake Ontario, the Atlantic and Southern Ocean, Irish Sea, Bay of Biscay, Caribbean Islands and East coast of the United States. Whether in a Mini 650, a Clipper 70 or a Volvo 60, Diane has taught or raced on it. Her students and race teams have varied from single handed, double handed and fully crewed teams. When Diane is not on the water, she can often be found volunteering with various committees on Lake Ontario and with Sail Canada endeavouring to drive the sport of sailing to great new levels.