Program participants are required to wear a Personal Flotation Device (PFD) at all times while on the docks or onboard the boats. Students may wear their own PFD’s or one will be provided for them. Instructors and staff are trained in sailing safety and safe sailing practices are stressed at all times. All sailing is planned and overseen. The EAST Sailing Academy’s fleet always stays in range of radio and cell phone contact with emergency services. The EAST Sailing Academy prides itself on its safety record and continues to strive to make your child’s sailing experience a safe and happy.