Wilderness & Marine Medicine CME

Learn to Sail - San Francisco Bay


4 DAYS from $2,995

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Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy OCSC Sailing facilities and instructors, repeatedly awarded “best sailing school in the US”

  • Students will crew with an instructor and other participants with similar skills (First-time sailors welcome!)

  • Wilderness & marine medicine CME lectures from leaders in the field: Howard Donner, MD & Karen V. Hoesen, MD!

  • Circumnavigate San Francisco Bay: Alcatraz, Golden Gate Bridge, and more...

  • Racing! Test your progress in a timed circuit race

  • Stay at a great hotel within walking distance, or aboard a yacht at the marina

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The most exciting sailing in North America! Four days of sailing/sailing instruction on world-renowned San Francisco Bay during the prime summer season. Take the helm with the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco skyline as backdrops on this adventure and skill-building experience.

The course will include instruction by some of the most experienced instructors in North America. If you're already an experienced sailor, you will be grouped with other sailors with similar experience, sailing aboard J-105s.  The J-105 is the most successful one-design keelboat class over 30' in the USA.  You're sure to “up your game” with performance tips by San Francisco Bay racing instructors.

New to sailing, and just want to experience the joys of sailing San Francisco Bay on a small boat? Join us for an intro to sailing, learn the basics of handling and crewing a small sailboat. Relax and enjoy the ride! Your cruising ground will be one of the most fantastic places on Earth to sail... you are virtually guaranteed fantastic winds and ideal sailing conditions.

In addition to an introduction to San Francisco Bay Sailing, the course will include:

  • Ocean Survival and rescue, including life raft deployment in the bay
  • US Coast Guard Rescue presentation
  • Daily lectures on Wilderness and Marine Medicine including immersion hypothermia, designing the marine medical kit, marine envenomations and hazards, dive injuries, preparing for foreign travel, and much more!

San Francisco Bay Sailing Map Medical Course

Itinerary Snapshot

Learn to Sail - San Francisco Bay
Wilderness Medicine CME

Sailing Wilderness Medical CME Course

Trip Cost: $2,995
Optional CME Cost: $695 (Approved for 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits)

If you're interested in the CME content and not the sailing course, please contact us for pricing


Questions? Ready to reserve your spot?
Speak to an expert at Bio Bio Expeditions - the award winning outfitter of this trip


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Testimonials From Your Colleagues

"Cannot say enough good about this course! Excellent in every way! Fabulous course content, perfect location. Will highly recommend this course to others! "

Robert Kenton, MD Radiology, Reno, NV

"All CME should be like this! A wealth of knowledge communicated in a wonderful manner! Course content was great for anyone who enjoys the outdoors---no matter what level. Guides were fun and safety oriented. Location was beautiful and so relaxing. My non-medical spouse loved the course and attended the lectures. Perfect combination of CME and fun!"

Deborah Wilson, MD Family Medicine / ER

"What a collection of expertise…where else could you learn so much, so well – in such a short period of time…I don’t know how you could improve…Thanks for a great week… 5 star!"

Donald Turner, MD (Fam. Practice), Dayton, OH

Faculty for the San Francisco Bay Sailing Adventure

Wilderness & Marine Medicine CME

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Howard J. Donner, MD: Co-author of The Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine. Featured in two successful NOVA documentaries including; Deadly Ascent, and the critically acclaimed film: Everest: The Death Zone. Medical operations consultant for NASA for 5 years. Medical advisor for Telluride's Search and Rescue team. Staff physician for the Himalayan Rescue Association for 2 seasons. Began his career as a professional river and mountain guide, now a Certified Flight Instructor and professional skipper. Has advised mountaineers, rescuers, Olympic athletes, pilots and aerospace personnel throughout his career.


  • Altitude Illness
  • Hypothermia
  • Frostbite and Other Cold Injuries
  • Environmental Heat Illness
  • Traveler's Diarrhea, Giardia & Other Waterborne Wilderness Infections
  • Surviving the Unexpected Night Out
  • Lightning Injuries
  • Improvised Medical and Trauma Care
  • Management of Fractures and Dislocations
  • Preparing for Foreign Travel
  • Backcountry Medical Kits
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Patient Assessment in Wilderness Settings
  • Wilderness Dermatology
  • Marine Hazards & Envenomations
  • Snake Envenomation


"This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Center for Emergency Medical Education and Wilderness and Travel Medicine. The Center for Emergency Medical Education is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians."

The Center for Emergency Medical Education designates this live activity for a maximum of
15 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This trip is planned, outfitted and conducted by Bio Bio Expeditions, or subcontractors arranged by Bio Bio Expeditions. Please note that Wilderness and Travel Medicine, LLC is responsible for the CME Educational content only. Wilderness and Travel Medicine reserves the right to change or substitute the faculty for any CME course without advance or prior notice to participants.

For more information or to register for this trip please call

Bio Bio Expeditions at 1-800-246-7238