Charleston Ocean Racing Association to Host Safety Seminar

The Charleston Ocean Racing Association will host a US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar in March in Charleston. Sign up now!

February 2, 2017
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This Safety at Sea Course will be a full-day course which meets US Sailing requirements. CRW

Charleston Ocean Racing Association (CORA) is hosting a US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminar on March 25th and 26th in Charleston, SC

This Safety at Sea Course is a full one-day course which meets US Sailing requirements and offers an OPTIONAL second day of hands-on practice which meets World Sailing standards.

The event will be moderated by Chuck Hawley from Santa Cruz, CA. Chuck is the current chairman of the Safety at Sea Committee of US Sailing. He has moderated more than 50 seminars over the past 20 years and is an active sailor, having logged over 40,000 miles on a variety of sail and power craft, including six transoceanic passages.


General Information:

  • Registration starts at 8:00am, and classes run until approximately 4:30pm.
  • US Sailing Safety at Sea Seminars provide sailors who compete in offshore races in your area with the required level of safety training.
  • These seminars will improve the safety culture and best practices through proven curriculum and instructed by experienced, life-long sailors.
  • Most offshore race organizing authorities require completion of one of these courses for 30% of the crew taking part in the race.
  • US Sailing archives all participation records for attendees so sailors have an easily accessible means of documenting their course completion.
  • By participating in and completing the seminar, attendees will earn a U.S. Sailing certificate that can be used when racing offshore and internationally in World Sailing (ISAF) events.


US Sailing Sanctioned Two-Day Offshore Safety at Sea Seminar™ with hands-on training on March 24th & 25th, 2017 at 50 East Bay Street Charleston, SC . Lunch is included for both days.

  • Safety at Sea Seminars™ are for everyone: Cruisers; Powerboaters, and Sailboat Racers (ISAF OSR Category 0).
  • This is a two-day event. The first is in a classroom and the second is practical, hands-on training. This class meets World Sailing Standards (formerly known as ISAF). Moderator: Chuck Hawley.
  • This seminar is for crew members participating in International races or where World Sailing (ISAF) certification is required; long distance cruisers, or any sailor wanting to find out how life jackets and life rafts work in a safe environment.
  • Topics: Personal safety gear; man overboard; emergency communications; search and rescue; heavy weather; storm sails; crew health; hypothermia; jury rigging and repair; fire precautions; lending assistance; life rafts; signals; hands-on sessions on life jackets and life rafts in the water; group activities to test problem solving abilities.
  • All seminars are good for five years from the date of the seminar.
  • All current US Sailing Member get a $5.00 discount (Use Coupon Code USS)
  • All current active military will receive a 10% discount, submit DD-214 to [email protected] to receive your coupon code before purchase.


Tickets are $150 for day one only and $325 for both days. In addition, $35 of the Saturday fee will be forwarded to US Sailing for your certification, which is good for 5 years. The fee covers lectures, demonstrations, exhibits, course materials and lunch. To ensure good contact between the students and the presenters, each break-out session is limited to 25 students.To pay by credit card, using our secure Paypal portal, please follow the links and complete our online registration. If you don’t receive a confirmation of your registration within 48 hours, please contact [email protected]

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