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2023 Safety at Sea Information

2023 Safety at Sea Information

The Sailing Foundation is hosting two hands-on training dates in March 2023. See below for details...


Safety at Sea Courses are for everyone:  Cruisers, Power boaters & Sailboat Racers. These in-person days include a full day of hands-on training, including in-the-water exercises, lunch, US Sailing’s book Safety at Sea: A Guide to Safety Under Sail and Personal Survival, and certificate from US Sailing. Two available Dates/Locations for hands-on training:

Sunday, March 5, 2023 at Bainbridge High School/Pool, Bainbridge Island, WA
Sunday, March 19, 2023 at Marshall Center, Vancouver, WA

Bruce Brown will be the US Sailing moderator on both dates. Cost for the hands-on training is $300 per person.

Online Pre-Requisite Course (Must Purchase Separately)

Participants MUST purchase and complete the online prerequisite course and provide their certificate of completion 2 weeks before attending the hands-on training. The online courses are provided via US Sailing and may be purchased directly using the links below. 

  • If this is your first Safety at Sea certification, the prerequisite to complete Chapters 1-15
    of the online learning "Offshore" course, covering fifteen core topics. Approximately 12-
    13 hours to complete, self-paced.
  • If you are renewing an existing or expired (issued within 10 years) Safety at Sea
    certification, you will be required to complete Chapters 11-15 to serve as your
    ‘refresher’ for the course material. Take the "Offshore Upgrade" course, consisting of
    five topics. Enroll with proof of prior certification found at “US Sailing SAS attendance
  • US Sailing members get a discount on these courses with the discount code found in
    your "My US Sailing" account under Member Coupons and Benefits.



After registering, you may reschedule up to two weeks before the date of your scheduled in-person hands-on course to another course we offer in 2023. You may also cancel for a partial refund (your registration fee less 5%) up to two weeks before your scheduled in-person hands-on course. Cancellations within 2 weeks of course are not eligible for refund.

Contact Information

For any questions regarding The Sailing Foundation’s International Offshore Safety at Sea with Hands-on Training course, please email

Our staff are volunteers (most have day jobs) and we all sail, so please allow an appropriate amount of time for our response. We look forward to seeing you there!

CLICK HERE To Register