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 (Units 1-5) for a Coastal Safety at Sea Certificate
  2. Online Offshore Safety at Sea: Part One (Units 1-10). This course will generate a proof of completion for Part One of the Offshore Safety at Sea Course
  3. Online Offshore Safety at Sea: Part Two (Units 11-15) Currently called Safety at Sea: International Online *  NOTE:  This course is hosted on a different learning platform and has a separate login process. This course will generate a proof of completion for Part Two of the Offshore Safety at Sea Course

BOTH Parts One and Two of the Online Offshore Safety at Sea Course must be completed to qualify for an 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.

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 Part Two of the Offshore Online SAS Course (Units 11-15) formerly known as 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. 

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:

Offshore Safety at Sea Certificate - Online Requirements

Online Offshore Safety at Sea - Part One (Units 1-10)

This online course is Part One of a two part Online Offshore Safety at Sea course that covers the first 10 topics listed in the World Sailing Offshore Safety Regulations.  These online units share 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 Part One of 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:
You must successfully complete Part One AND Part Two (listed below) 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 ALL fifteen  topics of Offshore Online Parts One and Two (Units 1-15).  You will receive a "Proof of Completion" for each of the Offshore Online courses.  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 online 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.

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 ONLINE SAFETY AT SEA COURSE - Part One (Units 1-10)

Modules included in this course:

Offshore Online Safety at Sea - Part Two (Units 11-15) formerly known as Safety at Sea: International Online

This online course Offshore Online Safety at Sea_ Part Two (Units 11-15) is designed to complete the suite of Online Safety at Sea courses to obtain your Offshore Safety at Sea Certificate. 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 Part Two of Online Offshore is 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.  Proof of Completion of this course (Part Two) combined with Proof of Completion of Offshore Online Part One must be presented to your Hands On Course provider.

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 Offshore Safety at Sea Completion:
Successfully completing this course with a final Post-Assessment score of 80 or above will generate a Proof of Completion for Units 11-15. Please note that completing this online course will make you eligible for the US Sailing Offshore Safety at Sea Certificate when combined with the Part One Proof of completion. 

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 In-Person Safety at Sea Course in 2019, or 2020 (either in-person or online) AND have completed Part Two of the Online Offshore course formerly known as Safety at Sea: 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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