Safety at Sea Courses

Safety at Sea Resources

Helpful resources to aid in your Safety at Sea education

Inflatable Life Jacket Maintenance Video Tutorials (Free)

Safety Reports

Independent reviews done by the Safety at Sea Committee

Safety at Sea: A Guide to Safety Under Sail and Personal Survival book

This 220-page book was written to accompany US Sailing’s Safety at Sea course, which shares best practices with both aspiring and experienced offshore sailors.  The book is 25.95 and can be ordered through our online store.

Helmet Use

Information on helmet usage in competitive and recreational sailing


Good seamanship is crucial to staying safe on the water

Traveling with your Inflatable Life Jacket

TSA guidelines for traveling with a personal flotation device

Cold Assessment Reference Card

This card is a quick reference guide to help you assess and care for someone suffering from hypothermia.  The card is also included with our Safety at Sea: A Guide to Safety Under Sail and Personal Survival book referenced above.

Cruising World November/December Article

This article was written by Tim Murphy, Editor-At-Large, Cruising World Magazine. In 2019, Tim took the Online Offshore Safety at Sea course followed by participation in an International Offshore Safety at Sea Hands-on only course hosted by Cruising Club of America. He gives his insights on the value of these courses for both the racing and cruising sailor.

U.S. VHF Channel Information

The U.S. Coast Guard has updated the channels and their frequencies for VHF radios operated in the United States.