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2022 Safety at Sea Information

2022 Safety at Sea Information

The Sailing Foundation is hosting a one day hands-on SaS training on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2022 at Bainbridge Island High School

Overview

The Sailing Foundation will host a US Sailing International Offshore Safety at Sea Hands-on Training Seminar (S@S) on Sunday, February 13, 2022 on Bainbridge Island, WA. This certification is a requirement for many popular coastal, offshore, and ocean races. This course is offered in the Seattle/Portland area annually and sells out quickly.

Hybrid Training

This course is being offered as part of a ‘hybrid’ offering including both self-paced online learning and hands-on training. US sailing is in the final stage of migrating to a new online platform for the online training. We expect it to be available early in the new year and we'll send out instructions and access codes for the online course to registrants as soon as it is available.

US Sailing now requires that for the International Offshore Safety at Sea with hands-on training certificate, EVERYONE needs to complete the newly released “Online Safety at Sea" course part two (Units 11 – 15). This includes those that are refreshing (renewing) their certification. 

This online training and its post-assessment MUST BE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED by Thursday, February 10 at 1200 noon PST to qualify for participation in Sunday’s hands-on training. Allow 12 to 16 hours to complete the online course part one and 3 hours for part two.

Course Options

Everyone desiring an International Safety at Sea certificate 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 the 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.

Therefore, we offer three registration options and prices. 

All 3 options include the following items: 

  1. One day in-person hands-on course
  2. Hard copy textbook for the course
  3. Registration fees for US Sailing

Registration Options and Fees: 

  1. Includes three items above, as well as Safety at Sea: Offshore (Units 1-15) online. This option is for most non-renewal participants. Price $425
  2. Includes three items above, as well as Safety at Sea Offshore Upgrade (Units 11-15).  This is only for those that need to renew* their expired International Offshore S@S certification (must be within 10 years) or have already completed the Online Offshore Safety at Sea course part one (units 1 – 10). Price $325
  3. Includes three items above only. Only for those that are renewing and have completed part 2 (Units 11-15) of the online course -OR- those that have already completed parts 1 and 2 (units 1-15) ** of the online course. Price $275

*Note regarding renewals: If you received previous US Sailing International Offshore Safety at Sea certification within the last 10 years, you may sign up for a renewal class. To register for the renewal class, you'll be prompted at registration to provide us with the name on the certification and year you received it. You can find this information on the US Sailing SaS Attendance Lookup Page.

**Note regarding Option 3: During registration, you must provide us with the date of completion for both parts 1 & 2. You can find this information on the US Sailing SaS Attendance Lookup Page.

Course Requirements and COVID-19 Policies

The health and safety of our students and instructors is our top priority.

All staff, volunteers, and students will be required to:

  • provide evidence of full vaccination for COVID-19 before attending the in-person day. Students will be required to submit proof of vaccination in order to register. There are no exceptions.
  • have their temperature taken before they are allowed to enter the pool or classroom building. This is a requirement of the facility rental. Anyone failing the temperature check, or exhibiting signs of illness, will be turned away and issued a refund for the hands-on portion.
  • wear masks while indoors, except as directed by the US Sailing moderator (example: when in the swimming pool)

Some elements of the course have been modified to ensure social distancing.

We will be working with our venue to determine if additional procedures, e.g. testing, etc. may become necessary to safely conduct this course. You will be updated on the COVID protocols before the course. 

For this course, we require all participants be at least 18 years of age.

Cancelation Policy

You may cancel for a partial refund (your registration fee less the fee for the two online courses and $30 processing fee) up to one month before the scheduled in-person hands-on course. Within one month of the course, depending on time till the event and our ability to fill your spot, a refund may or may not be available.

We will only cancel the event and offer refunds if the weather/situation prevents the facility from opening that day.