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. 

This online course is equivalent to the in-person US Sailing Sanctioned Offshore Safety at Sea course. You will receive a US Sailing Offshore Safety at Sea Certificate at the completion of your online course.

Certificates available:

Attendees will receive an upgraded Certificate from Offshore to US Sailing International Offshore (World Sailing compliant) Certificate if the attendee has documented proof of having attended a US Sailing Sanctioned Offshore Safety at Sea course or taken the US Sailing Online Offshore Safety at Sea course within the last 365 days. 

Online Course - completed prior to Pensacola's Hands-On Training, registration code provided with enrollment in option #1

Ten Topics– roughly one hour per unit.
  • Giving Assistance
  • Personal Safety Gear
  • Care and Maintenance of Safety Gear
  • Fire Safety
  • Crew Overboard Prevention and Rescue
  • Cold Exposure: On Deck and in the Water
  • Crew Health
  • Marine Weather and Waves
  • Heavy Weather
  • Storm Sails and Reefing
Once you are issued your code by PYC, you can access the online course at

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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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: