Why Take a Safety at Sea Course

January 15, 2018 Leslie Gabriel

Whether you are sailing a monohull or multihull it's always a good idea to have a plan in place with your crew to deal with heavy weather issues when they come up...will you reach safe harbor. Do you have the right emergency communication equipment/gear on board? Ever wonder what you would do if someone fell overboard?

Safety at Sea Course facts:

  • Moderated and taught by experienced, lifelong sailors who include some of the top names in sailing and safety.
  • Designed for sailors of all types and levels — cruisers and racers, novices and experts.
  • Appropriate for a wide range of boats — small, big, monohulls, multihulls (and powerboats, too) — that are sailed anywhere — near shore and offshore.
  • The curriculum is certified by US Sailing, with special attention to conditions and challenges of the host organization’s sailing area.
  • More than 1,000 sailors attend safety courses around North America every year and many bring their families and crews.

The certifications are good for five years from the date of issue.

So, time to refresh your knowledge, get your crew together for an event. The courses are designed for all types and levels — cruisers and racers, novices and experts. These courses are appropriate for all types of high-performance trimarans such as the Corsair 760, Corsair 970, Corsair 37, Dragonfly 25, Dragonfly 28, Dragonfly 32, Dragonfly 35 or an F-22
F-27, F-33.


US Sailing offers 4 types of courses:
Coastal Safety at Sea
Offshore Safety at Sea
International Offshore Safety at Sea with Hands-on Training
Online Offerings

Find a course near you >>

About the Author

Leslie Gabriel

I love being on the water, in the water, or just around the water. I've raced with my husband, and cruised with many friends over the years, in the BVI's, USVI's, Chesapeake Bay, Key West, San Diego, and San Francisco Bay. I prefer cruising over racing, mellow adventures on the water are the best. When we're not on the water or at our desks you can find us in the desert riding our BMW dual sports bikes! Livin' life! Managing Partner at 180 Marine. 180 Marine is the fastest growing Corsair Marine dealer in the US. We're based in Denver, Colorado, where we find that an active lifestyle is important, and we travel frequently. Friends and family were not surprised when we launched a multihull dealership in land-locked Denver...perfect for keeping Denver's profile high as an epicenter for outdoor entrepreneurs. We primarily receive boats from Vietnam into Oakland, and Long Beach California, and Pensacola, Florida. From these locations, the boats can be delivered almost anywhere. You can contact me at info@180marine.com

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