Join Practical Sailor Editor-at-large Ralph Naranjo for a day-long Safety at Sea Seminar in Hampton Roads, VA on February 24th. The Capt. Henry Marx Memorial Safety at Sea Seminar is aimed at mariners of all levels and will cover navigation, heavy weather sailing, and man-overboard recovery. The cost is $130 ($150 after Feb. 1).
The event is being held in honor of Capt. Henry Marx, who died last summer of complications related to cancer. He was 77. Respected for his expertise in matters of navigation and safety at sea, Capt. Marx was a frequent advisor to many of Practical Sailors tests, especially those involving safety equipment. He is best known in the sailing community as the owner of the Stamford, CT chandlery Landfall Navigation, which continues to be a popular source of safety and navigation equipment for cruising sailors.
After a successful corporate career, Marx acquired Landfall Navigation in 1982. A life-long mariner, he saw service in the U.S. as a submariner and abroad with the Norwegian merchant marine. He had a 20-plus year career delivering and cruising yachts along the East and West Coasts, and literally wrote the book on using Loran C, the pre-GPS electronic navigation system. He was a well-respected navigation and marine safety instructor, served on the Marine Board Nautical Chart Committee, was a member of the Storm Trysail Club and was an advisor to the U.S. Sailing Safety-at-Sea Committee. In 2017, he was presented the Commodores Award by the Cruising Club of America for his contributions both as a long-time member as well as his work as a safety educator and advocate.
Capt. Marx’s dedication to fellow mariners, hard-earned sea sense, commitment to community service, and insight into safety procedures and equipment will be sorely missed. We hope you can join us for this special event. Space is limited. You can register at the Mariners’ Museum website, here.