Safety at Sea Courses

Safety at Sea Online Courses

US Sailing offers three online Safety at Sea Courses:

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  1. Online Coastal Safety at Sea
  2. Online Offshore Safety at Sea
  3. Online International Safety at Sea *  NOTE:  This course is hosted on a different learning platform and has a separate login process.

If you took an Offshore Safety at Sea Course in 2019 or in 2020 (either in-person or online) and want to upgrade to an International Offshore certificate, but you will NOT BE ABLE TO MEET THE 365 DAY REQUIREMENT due to Hands On course unavailability due to the COVID crisis, you have until the end of 2022 to take a Hands-On course.

PLEASE NOTE: EVERYONE desiring an International Safety at Sea course MUST complete the newly released International Online Safety at Sea Course (Units 11-15) in order to be eligible to receive the new certificate as per policy approved in 2020 by the Safety at Sea Sub-Committee and Offshore Committee of US Sailing. This policy went into effect on January 1, 2021.

Click HERE to take the International Online training

Online Coastal Safety at Sea  

Coastal Online covers Units 1-5 of our Safety at Sea Online Courses.  This five unit online course is designed to provide you with essential safety information that you can use immediately on the water. It is for anyone who sails, boats, cruises or races on both inland and coastal waters. This course satisfies the requirements for Coastal Races being sailed under United States Special Equipment Regulations 4.3.2.

This online course DOES NOT FULFILL the requirements to obtain an International Offshore Safety at Sea certificate. If you are taking a hands-on course to obtain this certificate you need to take the Online Offshore Safety at Sea course (Units 1-10) and the International Online (Units 11-15) plus take an in-person Hands-On Course.

Who should take this Online Course
Inland and Coastal Racers and Cruisers.

Requirements to receive a US Sailing Coastal Safety at Sea Certificate:
Successfully completing this course with a final Post-Assessment score of 80 or above.  

Cost of the Course
US Sailing Members, $45
Non-members, $50

Current US Sailing members can access a discount coupon via My US Sailing, Member Coupons.  The online course is purchased through the US Sailing Store. Apply your member coupon code at checkout. Post-purchase, a US Sailing staff member will reach out to you directly via email with instructions and a course access code to begin the online course. If the orders are placed over the weekend, you will not receive the course access code until the next business day.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE COASTAL SAFETY AT SEA COURSE

Modules included in this course:

Online Offshore Safety at Sea (Units 1-10)

This online course is an alternative/equivalent to the In-Person US Sailing Sanctioned Offshore Safety at Sea course, which shares best practices with both aspiring and experienced offshore sailors. We're here to help you learn how to cope with whatever challenge the sea throws your way.

Who should take this Online Course
Crew members of offshore races, long-distance cruisers, any sailor wanting to improve his/her sailing skills.

Requirements to receive a US Sailing Offshore Safety at Sea Certificate:
Successfully completing this course with a final Post-Assessment score of 80 or above. 

Note:  To obtain a US Sailing International Offshore Safety at Sea CertificateYou must successfully complete this course (Units 1-10) plus the International Online course (Units 11-15)).  Once all fifteen units are completed online, you are then eligible to participate in a US Sailing International Offshore Hands-On training course. Attendance at this course must happen within 365 days of the completion of this online course.

If you took/take an Offshore Safety at Sea Course in 2019, 2020, or 2021 (either in-person or online) and want to upgrade to an International Offshore certificate, but you will NOT BE ABLE TO MEET THE 365 DAY REQUIREMENT due to Hands On course unavailability due to the COVID crisis, you have until the end of 2022 to take a Hands-On course.

Cost of the Course
US Sailing Members, $75
Non-members, $85

Current US Sailing members can access a discount coupon via My US Sailing, Member Coupons.  The online course is purchased through the US Sailing Store. Apply your member coupon code at checkout. Post-purchase, a US Sailing staff member will reach out to you directly via email with instructions and a course access code to begin the online course. If the orders are placed over the weekend, you will not receive the course access code until the next business day.

This course must be completed within 90-days of signing on. Additional fees will be incurred if you try to complete the course after the 90-days. When the course is completed within the 90-day time frame, you can access the course as many times as you wish without incurring additional fees.

This course is equivalent to the in-person US Sailing Offshore Safety at Sea course. You will receive a US Sailing Offshore Safety at Sea Certificate.

If you took an Offshore Safety at Sea Course in 2019 or in 2020 (either in-person or online) and want to upgrade to an International Offshore certificate, but you will NOT BE ABLE TO MEET THE 365 DAY REQUIREMENT due to Hands On course unavailability due to the COVID crisis, you have until the end of 2022 to take a Hands-On course.

 

CLICK HERE TO TAKE OFFSHORE SAFETY AT SEA COURSE

Modules included in this course:

International Online Safety at Sea (Units 11-15)

This online course is designed to complete the suite of Online Safety at Sea courses. These final five chapters (Chapters 11-15) complete the Training Topics contained in World Sailing's Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) Appendix G for Approved Training Courses.  This course will become an integral and mandatory part of training to be completed in order to be eligible for an International Offshore Safety at Sea Certificate with Hands-On training.

Who should take this Online Course
Coastal and distance racers and long-distance cruisers.  Any sailor looking to acquire an International Offshore Certificate that meets World Sailing guidelines for Safety and Personal Survival.

Requirements to receive a US Sailing Online International Certificate of Completion:
Successfully completing this course with a final Post-Assessment score of 80 or above. Please note that completing this online course will not generate US Sailing International Offshore with Hands-on Training Certificate.  Students will receive a PROOF OF COMPLETION at the completion of this course.

Sailors who want to upgrade to a US Sailing International Offshore Safety at Sea certificate with Hands-On Training that meets World Sailing Guidelines for Offshore Safety and Personal Survival
If you took an Offshore Safety at Sea Course in 2019, 2020, or 2021 (either in-person or online) AND have completed the International Online course and want to obtain an International Offshore Safety at Sea certificate, but you will NOT BE ABLE TO MEET THE 365 DAY REQUIREMENT due to Hands On course unavailability due to the COVID crisis, you have until the end of 2022 to take a Hands-On course.  

PLEASE NOTE: EVERYONE desiring a US Sailing International Offshore Safety at Sea Certificate that meets World Sailing Guidelines for Safety and Personal Survival MUST complete the newly released International Online Safety at Sea Course (Units 11-15) in order to be eligible to receive the new certificate as per policy approved in 2020 by the Safety at Sea Sub-Committee and Offshore Committee of US Sailing. This policy went into effect on January 1, 2021.

Cost of the Course
US Sailing Members,  $45
Non-members,  $50

 

Modules included in this course:
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