Individuals who wish to become a Safety at Sea moderator should have extensive experience on offshore sailboats and should be well versed in the International Regulations for Preventing Collisions at Sea (COLREGs), Racing Rules of Sailing and the US Sailing Safety Equipment Requirements. While the US Sailing Safety at Sea Course offering are not specific to racing, many offshore events require training for participating racers.
Moderators have responsibilities to US Sailing, to the course organizer (Host), to their students, and to themselves to ensure the best educational outcome.
Responsibilities of a Safety at Sea Moderator include but are not limited to:
- Supporting and promoting US Sailing-Sanctioned Safety at Sea programs.
- Willing to present at, at least three Safety at Sea courses each year.
- Agreeing to be a strong second presenter at Safety at Sea courses.
- Supply information of new products, suppliers, or techniques for use by all Moderators as well as the Safety at Sea website.
- Ensuring that all local licenses and permits are obtained and that all U.S. Coast Guard rules and regulations are met.