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Red Cross online training now available

To make it easier for prospective US Sailing-certified instructors to fulfill course requirements for CPR and first-aid certification, the organization has teamed up with the American Red Cross to provide an online training program.

All US Sailing instructor training programs — including all small boat levels, windsurfing, powerboat, and keelboat programs — require current CPR and first-aid certification. The online training program offered through the Red Cross provides training for instructors at all levels. According to the Red Cross, more than half of all sports-related injuries are preventable.

Participants can sign up by visiting www.ussailing.org/training and clicking on the Red Cross Online Training button.

From there, participants can select, register for and begin First Aid for Coaches in less than five minutes.

Connecticut hospice regatta series returns

Hospice Southeastern Connecticut recently announced its 19th Summer Regatta Series. The Cruising Boat Race around Fishers Island, N.Y., (from Stonington Harbor Yacht Club) is scheduled for July 12; Wednesday Night Races July 16 at Niantic Bay Yacht Club, Stonington Dinghy Club and Thames Yacht Club; an Ensign Race on Aug. 9 at Niantic Bay Yacht Club; and a One-Design Regatta Sept. 21 at Niantic Bay Yacht Club for Optimists, Blue Jays, Lasers and JY 15s.

In addition, the Mystic River Mudhead Racing Association has chosen Hospice Southeastern Connecticut as the organization for which their Mudhead Benefit Cup will be sailed July 19. This race is one of the area’s most popular events with more than 75 boats sailing in eastern Long Island Sound.

For information, or to register for a race, call Sally Halsey at Hospice Southeastern Connecticut at (860) 848-5699, e-mail events@hospicesect.org or visit www.hospicesect.org .