Why take a US Sailing Safety at Sea Course?
- Ever wonder what you would do if someone fell overboard from your boat?
- Do you have a plan to deal with heavy weather if you can’t reach a safe harbor?
- Interested in selecting the right emergency communications equipment or storm sails, but you’re not sure what to buy?
If so, a US Sailing Certified Safety at Sea Course is for you:
- Moderated and taught by experienced, lifelong sailors who include some of the top names in sailing and safety.
- Designed for boaters of all types and levels — cruisers and racers, novices and experts.
- Appropriate for a wide range of boats — small, big, monohulls, multihulls (and powerboats, too) — that are sailed anywhere — near shore and offshore.
- Curriculum is certified by US Sailing, with special attention to conditions and challenges of the host organization’s sailing area.
- More than 1,000 boaters attend safety courses around North America every year and many bring their families and crews.
- The certifications are good for five years from the date of issue.
These Courses are for
Offshore Safety at Sea, Day 1: Crew Members of Offshore Races, Long Distance Cruisers, Any Boater Wanting To Improve His/Her Boating Skills. Hear from the experts about safe and successful racing and voyaging.
International Offshore Safety at Sea with Hands-On Training, Days 1 & 2: Crew Members Participating in International Races or Where World Sailing (ISAF) Certification is Required, Long Distance Cruisers, Any Boater Wanting to Find Out How Life Jackets and Life Rafts Work in a Safe Environment. Use the gear and practice the skills. Two days of intensive training for boaters who want to be self-sufficient.
Seminar Topics Day One — 8 hours:
Day One Completes Requirements for Offshore Safety at Sea. Day One is the First Day of International Offshore Safety at Sea with Hands-On Training.
Detailed safety skills and information that will improve your confidence and your enjoyment on the water.
Personal Safety Gear, Man Overboard Prevention & Recovery, Emergency Communications, Search and Rescue, Heavy Weather Techniques, Storm Sails, Crew Health, Hypothermia, Jury Rigging and Repair, Fire Precautions, Lending Assistance, Life Rafts, Signals.
Day One Schedule (schedule subject to change)
7:45a Registration at Pike's Bay Marina
8:00a Introduction 15m
8:15a Storm Sails and Tactics 45m
9:00a Marine Communications 30m
Standard Communications – VHF, SSB, HAM, Internet
9:30a Medical Insights On Board a Boat 45m
10:15a Break 15m
10:30a Personal Safety Gear 30m
Life Jackets – Harnesses, Lights etc.
11:00a Search & Rescue 45m
How the System Works
11:45a Lunch 45m
12:30p Man Overboard! 45m (Crew Overboard)
Prevention and Recovery
1:15p Damage Control and Jury Rigging 45m
2:00p Abandon Ship – Life Rafts 45m
3:00p Giving Assistance to Others 15m
3:15p Care & Maintenance of Safety Gear 30m
3:45p Fire Fighting 30m
4:15p Tragedy at Sea –
Special Presentation 60m
5:15p Q & A – 15m
5:30p Wrap up and raffle
Seminar Topics Day Two — 6 hours
Days One & Two Complete Requirements for International Offshore Safety at Sea With Hands On Training.
Hands-on sessions on life jackets and life rafts in the water; group activities to test problem solving abilities.