About Us

Here is some information about Dr. Rakkar’s Seminar

Who We Are

Sailing Medical Seminars was set up by Dr. Steve Rakkar M.D. for sailors who will be going offshore or explorers to remote places. The medical training for sailors seminars are set up by Dr. Steve Rakkar M.D. to help sailors cope with medical emergencies when no medical help is nearby. He had recently completed a passage to South America on his 40ft. Valiant, ALMA. He noticed the lack of medical expertise for offshore sailors and decided to offer this service. He also wanted to improve on the medical equipment which is in use by sailors.

It is an emergency service by sailors for sailors in need but can be used by other travelers. It does not replace professional medical care and it is only for help in the wilderness/offshore setting. Dr. Rakkar guides attendees in the management of emergency situations in a practical way. He has been invited to lecture on this topic at the Cruisers University at the Annapolis Sailboat show. Dr. Rakkar is based in Plano, a suburb of Dallas, Texas and conducts the seminars in Plano. Supplies are sold in a bag and medications samples are given as a courtesy at no charge (medications are not being prescribed or filled). For those who have attended, and have one of our medical bags, he also offers a consultation service for those who are actually at sea. Consultation services are not included in the cost of purchasing the bag. They are priced out individually

Our Process

Learn why Dr. Steve Rakkar’s seminar offers medical training to sailors like no one else is.

We Listen

Dr. Steve Rakkar M.D. will hear out your personal sailing history/experience to tailor his message specifically to you.

We Think

This seminar has been well thought out and is tailored to provide you and your group with hand-on training that’s practical and actually fun.


At the seminar you’ll have the option to purchase a medical gear bag with contents in excess of over $3,000 for a fraction of the price it’d cost individually.

We Sail

Dr. Steve Rakkar M.D. is captaining a sailing trip in April of 2017 and there’s simply no better way to get real experience at sea.

Some Facts & Figures

Trips Last Year
Clients to date
Years Saving Lives
Years Sailing

2 Day Sailing Medical Seminar

Dr. Steve Rakkar M.D. offers a hands-on approach to learn practical medical procedures sailors can perform off shore.

Check out a video of Dr. Rakkar and crew (Jane Rakkar, Catherine Rakkar [daughter], Captain Paul Hubble [in blue] and friend Geoffrey Alexander [in red] who made the video of the Canal crossing). ALMA transited the Panama Canal in March 2015…

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