The Sailing Foundation will be hosting US Sailing International Offshore Hands-on Safety at Sea Seminars on Sunday, March 5, Sunday, March 19, 2023.

Safety at Sea Courses are for everyone — cruisers, powerboaters, sailboat and adventure racers. These in-person days include a full day of hands-on training, including in-the-water exercises, lunch, US Sailing’s book Safety at Sea: A Guide to Safety Under Sail and Personal Survival, and certificate from US Sailing.

Two available dates/locations for hands-on training:

Sunday, March 5, 2023 at Bainbridge High School/Pool, Bainbridge Island, WA

Sunday, March 19, 2023 at Marshall Center, Vancouver, WA

Bruce Brown will be the US Sailing moderator on both dates. Cost for the hands-on training is $300 per person. REGISTER HERE

Online Pre-Requisite Course (Must Purchase Separately)

These will be “hybrid” courses; students will first complete online modules, then do the one-day hands-on training. More information and link to the registration are found HERE. Participants MUST purchase and complete the online prerequisite course and provide their certificate of completion 2 weeks before attending the hands-on training. The online courses are provided via US Sailing and may be purchased directly using the links below.

If this is your first Safety at Sea certification, the prerequisite to complete Chapters 1-15 of the online learning “Offshore” course, covering fifteen core topics. Approximately 12-13 hours to complete, self-paced.

If you are renewing an existing or expired (issued within 10 years) Safety at Sea certification, you will be required to complete Chapters 11-15 to serve as your ‘refresher’ for the course material. Take the “Offshore Upgrade” course, consisting of five topics. Enroll with proof of prior certification found at “US Sailing SAS attendance lookup”.

US Sailing members get a discount on these courses with the discount code found in your “My US Sailing” account under Member Coupons and Benefits.

NOTE: In the past, these courses have filled up quickly and organizers expect one or both to fill this year. The Bainbridge Island course is already nearly full and organizers will NOT be holding spaces for racers this year. If you need/want to take this course, don’t wait to register.