Dec 21, 2017

Safety At SeaSafety at Sea Courses, in my opinion are a must for all offshore racers. I would also recommend the course to all Bluewater sailors and anyone planning to travel throughout the Pacific Northwest. The vast majority of boaters that I have come into contact with have never had the practical experience of testing their safety equipment and knowledge. The confidence and peace of mind that you get from this course will last you a lifetime on the water.

Safety At Sea 2

 

 

Offshore personal survival training (a.k.a. safety at Sea – Sea survival) is for experienced sailors who are participating in distance and offshore races and passages. BC Sailing, in conjunction with local yacht clubs, offers a two day offshore personal survival course which includes classroom and practical sessions. Topics covered include safety equipment, storm sails, weather forecasts, heavy weather, man overboard, emergency signals and communications.

Safety At Sea 3 The hands-on practical sessions include using marine flares and damage control equipment, using lifejackets, life rafts and other safety equipment in a pool environment. The course is Sail Canada – World Sailing approved. Participants who successfully complete the course receive an Offshore Personal Survival Course certificate, valid for five years. For more information and online registration, please see http://www.bcsailing.bc.ca/safetyatsea.php

The class is popular and tends to fill up quickly.
- BN

2018 Locations and Dates
• Offshore Personal Survival Course (2 day, Sail Canada – World Sailing Approved)
February 24-25, 2018
Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Full details and registration: http://www.bcsailing.bc.ca/safetyatsea.php

Safety At Sea 4

 

 

• Offshore Personal Survival Course (2 day, Sail Canada – World Sailing Approved)
April 28-29, 2018
West Vancouver Yacht Club
Full details and registration: http://www.bcsailing.bc.ca/safetyatsea.php

Safety At Sea 5• Offshore Personal Survival Course (2 day, Sail Canada – World Sailing Approved)
Fall 2018 dates and locations for BC will be published by August 15, 2018
Full details and registration: http://www.bcsailing.bc.ca/safetyatsea.php

 

 

The 1 day Safety at Sea course, offered by BC Sailing, is designed for sailors doing near-shore coastal races or passages.

Safety At Sea 6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Safety At Sea 72018 Locations and Dates
Safety at Sea Course (1 day, BC Sailing) Saturday, March 24, 2018 - West Vancouver Yacht Club General registration will open with a link here at 0700 PST on January 1, 2018;
Safety at Sea Course (1 day, BC Sailing) Saturday, March 17, 2018 - Sidney North Saanich Yacht Club.

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