CCA/NBR burgees

The Cruising Club of America (CCA) with the Bermuda Race Foundation (BRF) and also the CCA with the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) are offering the US Sailing sanctioned International Offshore Safety at Sea with Hands-On Training (in-person) course. Successful completion of this course yields a World Sailing (formerly ISAF) Approved Offshore Personal Survival Course Certificate.

The CCA/BRF courses and the CCA/NYYC courses are identical and include the following elements in one fee: Two online courses (Online Offshore Safety at Sea Part One [Units 1-10] & Part Two [Units 11-15], the hands-on day, a hard copy textbook, and a one-year US Sailing membership or renewal.

CCA NYYC burgees

 

The in-person day will be conducted at Roger William University in Bristol, Rhode Island and includes lunch.

The schedule for the in-person portion is listed below. Each in-person course is one day long. Two identical courses are scheduled on weekends to increase our capacity.  REGISTER HERE.

  • December 4 (CCA/NYYC) FULL
  • December 5 (CCA/NYYC) FULL
  • January 15 (CCA/BRF)
  • January 16 (CCA/NYYC)
  • February 12 (CCA/NYYC)
  • February 13 (CCA/NYYC)
  • March 19 (CCA/BRF)
  • March 20 (CCA/BRF)
  • April 9 (CCA/NYYC) – course will open if the earlier courses fill up
  • April 10 (CCA/NYYC) – course will open if the earlier courses fill up
  • May 7 (CCA/NYYC) – course will open if the earlier courses fill up
  • May 8 (CCA/NYYC) – course will open if the earlier courses fill up
  • June 14 (CCA/BRF) - For Newport Bermuda Race only & requires CCA approval before registering.

Please note that the US Sailing requirements for the International Offshore Safety at Sea with hands-on training certificate have changed. EVERYONE needs to complete the newly released, short 3-hour “Online Safety at Sea course part two (Units 11 – 15). This includes those that are refreshing (renewing) their certification. Therefore, we offer three options:

  1. Option 1: For those that have not completed the International Offshore Safety at Sea with hands on training course. This option includes as a package:  the Online Offshore Safety at Sea course parts one and two (units 1 – 10 and units 11 – 15), the hard copy textbook for the course, the registration fees for US Sailing, a one-year US Sailing membership or renewal, and the one day in-person hands-on course
  2. Option 2: For those that need to “refresh” their expired certification or have already completed the Online Offshore Safety at Sea course part one (units 1 – 10). This option includes as a package:  the Online Offshore Safety at Sea course part two (units 11 – 15), the hard copy textbook for the course, the registration fees for US Sailing, a one-year US Sailing membership or renewal, and the one day in-person hands-on course
  3. Option 3: For those that have completed the Online Safety at Sea course parts one (unit 1 – 10) OR are renewing their certification AND have completed the Online Safety at Sea course part two (units 11 -15). This option includes as a package:  the hard copy textbook for the course, the registration fees for US Sailing, a one-year US Sailing membership or renewal, and the one day in-person hands-on course

REGISTER HERE.

All staff, volunteers, and students will be required to provide evidence of full vaccination for COVID-19 before attending the in-person day. There are no exceptions. We will be working with our venue, Roger Williams University, and our fleet surgeon to determine if additional procedures, e.g., wearing masks, testing, etc. may become necessary to safely conduct these courses. You will be updated on the COVID protocols before your scheduled hands-on course. The health and safety of our students and instructors is our top priority.

For any questions, contact the Registrar at sasregistrar@cruisingclub.org

Our goal for 2021 and 2022 is, together with other host organizations in the US, to make sufficient Safety at Sea courses available to satisfy the needs of the 2022 Newport Bermuda Race.