Are you and members of your club up to speed on the latest safety procedures and equipment?
Take a US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar for the latest training in...
... man overboard recovery and prevention
... handling heavy weather
... choosing and using safety gear
... prevention and treatment of seasickness, and more
Seminars are led by US Sailing Certified Moderators. A day long US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar follows a core curriculum consisting of required topics plus optional topics tailored to the local area and event(s) being supported. Attendees receive a US Sailing Certificate of Attendance, valid for five years, that meets the training requirements of most races conducted in the US.
There are several Safety at Sea Seminars on the calendar for 2013, including...
... Annapolis, Md.
... Chicago, Ill.
... Vallejo, Calif.
... Long Beach, Calif.
For a complete schedule, visit us our calendar.
Would your organization like to host a US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar? US Sailing Certified Moderators assist host organizations in planning and delivering quality presentations.
Many races require crews to attend a US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar. These events are moderated and taught by experienced, lifelong sailors including some of the top names in sailing and safety. These seminars are for sailors of all types and levels, including cruisers and racers, novices and experts. Sailors of all kinds of boats (small, big, monohulls, multihulls, powerboats) sailed anywhere can learn from this educational experience.
Seminar Hosts accept the responsibility of organizing and running these seminars. Request or download a US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar planning guide on how you can host and run a professional, quality event.
The planning guide can be found online at http://offshore.ussailing.org/SAS/Seminars.htm or contact the Offshore Office at US Sailing.
The Safety at Sea courses that are offered are as follows:
1. Coastal Safety at Sea Seminars (Half-Day). These seminars are intended for sailors who participate in coastal races (or for coastal cruisers). They take four hours and include the following topics:
- Emergency communications
- Personal safety gear
- Man overboard
- Search and Rescue procedures
- An incremental topic(s) that meets the needs of the race conditions, e.g.
- - Reduced visibility
- - Large vessel traffic
- - Heavy weather
- - Breaking seas
2. One-Day Offshore Safety at Sea Seminars. These seminars are generally required for participants in ocean races and long coastal races. They take eight hours, and use a combination of lectures and demonstrations (life raft, Coast Guard helicopter, signals, personal safety gear). They are commonly offered prior to major ocean races so that sailors can be certified in time for the race.
3. Two-Day Offshore Safety at Sea Seminars. Theses seminars combine a lecture format for the same topic covered in the one-day seminar along with hands-on training with safety gear. Each participant will don foul weather gear and a PFD and spend time in a pool, including life raft boarding and righting. Additional topics include jury rigging, damage control, and fire fighting. This course meets the ISAF requirement for offshore safety training.
Learn more about the types of Safety at Sea Seminars offered by US Sailing.