The PYC Satori Foundation

US Sailing Certified Safety-at-Sea Hands-On Training

Saturday, 23 March 2024

Hands-On Course fee $325

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The PYC Satori Foundation

US Sailing Certified Safety-at-Sea Hands-On Training

Courses offered based on demand

US Sailing Sanctioned Hands-On Only Training Course

Including a Gulf of Mexico Offshore Sailing Workshop

The PYC Satori Safety at Sea training course is a one-day event: a Gulf Offshore workshop and a Hands-on training course.  An optional hands-on training course concludes the following day.

Prerequisite must be completed:

Only people who have completed their US Sailing Sanctioned Offshore Safety at Sea course  (online or in person) within 365 days prior to the date of our course, can attend a hands-on training to upgrade their certificate to an International Offshore Safety at Sea.  If they are outside of the range, they will have to retake the course either online or in person.

Enrollment includes a code to take the online course for attendees who have not completed the on-line course or completed a US Sailing sanctioned Offshore Safety at Sea course.  US Sailing will provide the codes to PYC who will in turn distribute the code to their attendees. 


Attendees who complete the prerequisites and hands-on training will receive a World Sailing compliant US Sailing International Offshore Safety at Sea Certificate.


First time certificates:

Completion of the full 15 unit on-line US Sailing Sanctioned Offshore Safety at Sea Course within 365 days prior to 23 March 2024.


Completion of a one day in-person US Sailing Sanctioned Offshore Safety at Sea Course within 365 days prior to 23 March 2024.


Refresher for certificate holder:

Holders of existing International Offshore Safety at Sea Certificates less than 10 years old must complete a refresher course within 365 days prior to 23 March 2024.


The refresher course consists of units 11 – 15 of the US Sailing Sanctioned Offshore Safety at Sea Course. Upon completion of hands-on training, certificates will be renewed for 5 years.


A simplified diagram of requirements can be found at the following link:

US Sailing 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.
  • Online courses developed with the support of Cruising Club of America and Storm Trysail Foundation.
  • Appropriate for a wide range of boats — small, big, monohulls, multihulls (and powerboats, too) — that are sailed anywhere — near shore and offshore.
  • Sanctioned with approved curriculum by US Sailing, with special attention to conditions and challenges of the host organization’s sailing area.
  • More than 2,500 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.
  • Coastal and Offshore are offered in either in-person or online format.


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Fees include Continental Breakfast, Coffee, Snacks and Lunch. Payment by credit card is due in full upon registration. Certificate fees are included. Proof of completion of prerequisite courses is required for issuance of certificates.

US Sailing On-Line course fees are not included. On line courses from US Sailing may be purchased through the following link:


Register at the following link:

What to Bring:

The seminar will be an all-day affair. You will be in the classroom, in the water and outdoors for the fire safety segment and on a boat practicing COB. Please be prepared for all these different environments.


 We recommend you bring the following:


  • Foul / cold weather sailing gear (foulies) for on-the-water activities (weather dependent)
  • Inflatable PFD, spare CO2 cartridge (or a second offshore/dinghy style lifejacket) AND safety tether
  • Spare set of clothes and old foul weather gear for the in-the-water session – this session involves entry into lake water with full foul weather gear (foulies) and inflatable PFD, and includes climbing into an inflatable life raft
  • Reusable water bottle to maintain hydration


 Make sure you have a towel and change of clothes along with primary foul weather gear for your other on-the-water activities.

For the Next Safety at Sea Course Check for posted dates on this website

We anticipate a possible class in the spring of 2023

Have Questions? Please feel free to contact us:

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