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Open House at the South Bay Yacht Club

Chartered by the
South Bay Yacht Club
1491 Hope St, San Jose, California, U.S.A.

.4270502° N
.9812207° W

Sea Scout Promise
As a Sea Scout, I promise to do my best
* To know the location and proper use of life saving devices on every boat I board
* To guard against water accidents
* To be prepared to render aid to those in need
* To seek to preserve the motto of the sea: Women and Children First

EVENT - Friday Feb 10, Saturday Feb 11, Sunday Feb 12, 2017

Sea Scout Training & First Aid Training in Napa, California
ith the S.S.S. Chaser and many Sea Scout Trainers.

Leader: Sea Scout Ship 300 Skipper - Mark Anderson

atch the first Ship 300 Flag eremonyFirs

A few of the SSS300 Crew does life-jacket drills on the SSS Chaser.

Sunday, the class for First Aid was PACKED. 

Intreped crew of SSS 300's finest!

FIre-extinguisher demos and drills were offered by the Skipper and crew of SSS Chaser and others.

The boat barn was full of an impressive collection of ropes and knots.

A fun break during the day -- a trip on the SSS Chaser's MOTOR WHALER!

Meanwhile back at base,
Skipper Anderson is constantly scouting for pizza!


Tons of knots.

Wow Michael made a world-class MONKEY FIST!

Grub in the Officer's Mess on the SSS Chaser
(Overheard: "It's the Officers's Mess, let THEM clean it up...")


A little topside fun on the SSS Chaser

OH NO!  A girl scout selling COOKIES!
(Well, there went a big chunk of my retirement fund, because she was a GOOD salesperson!)

The first aid instructor was a top notch combat medic.

The Scouts kept the instructor on his toes, by asking difficult questions involving complex scenarios that sometimes pop up on a ship far away from land.

Triage demos told us what to do....

Innumerable types of injuries were addressed.

Ahhhh emergency disaster triage practice time....

Rubber glove training -- if shaving cream transfers from the gloves to your body, you have just contracted a (simulated) deadly infection.

Oops, I think Skipper Anderson just gave himself the plague or something....

Back-board drills were one of the highlights... well maybe except for the simulated victim....

Oopsie Daisy!  To verify that the straps are tight, the simulated "victim" was flipped over... 
Disclaimer: no real Sea Scouts were injured in the making of this training course! 

One last look at shore from the SSS Chaser, then it's back to shore, and back home....

When all was said and done.... (waiiiitttt for it....)  A Great Time Was Had By All!


  Special thanks to the SSS Chaser Napa California, and everybody who pitched in to make this such an amazing weekend!

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