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Register for
International Offshore Safety at Sea with Hands-on Training.

At Roger Williams University, Richard L. Bready Mount Hope Bay Sailing and Education Center, 1 Old Ferry Road, Bristol, RI  02809

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


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The course includes a full day of hands-on training, including in-the-water exercises. Details of the hands-on session are here

Participants MUST complete the online prerequisite course and provide their certificate of completion before attending. The online courses are provided via US Sailing.

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  • The prerequisite for most participants is the "Offshore" course, covering fifteen core topics.
  • Participants RENEWING  their certificate less than ten years after issuance may instead take the "Offshore Upgrade" course, consisting of five topics.
  • US Sailing members get a discount on these courses with the discount code found in your "My US Sailing" account under Member Coupons and Benefits

Expected weekends are:

  • Dec 2 & Dec 3
  • March 2 & March 3
  • April 13 & April 14
  • June 16
    • We hold the June 16 date for Newport-Bermuda racers who cannot attend earlier and other special circumstances. Before registering for June 16, please email the Registrar for permission.


  • See the panel at right at or the dropdown menu for currently available dates.

Cancellation or rescheduling: After registering, you may reschedule up to the day before the course. You may cancel for a partial refund (your registration fee less 5%) up to one week before your scheduled in-person hands-on course.

Image and Liability Release:

Image: I hereby authorize Cruising Club of America, cooperating organizations, and  and their agents, members, and volunteers (“Organizers”) to capture still and moving images and sound recordings of me in connection with my participation in the seminar and to use without compensation, irrevocably, such materials, including my name, voice, likeness, and personality, in depicting or promoting activities of CCA or seamanship generally.

Liability: I recognize that the hands-on training to be provided contain inherent risks, including those from flame and water, and I assume those risks. I agree to follow all instructions provided in the seminar and hereby release the Organizers from any liability for injury to me, whether or not caused by the Organizers’ alleged negligence.

Minor: PLEASE NOTE Our contract with Roger Williams University prevents us from having anyone under age 18 in the courses.


We have suspended our COVID policy requirements, but they may be reinstated when and if we determine it necessary to protect the well being of our students, instructors and volunteers. These may include proof of current vaccination and pre-course self-testing.

Please indicate your agreement to this release by typing your name in the space labeled "Consent Signature" at the bottom of this form

Please use name as recorded by US Sailing
If you prefer to be called something other than your official first name, please enter it here.
Upload an image of your completed vaccine card which shows a booster shot. This should be clearly legible, and be a .jpg, .png, or .pdf file.
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If you want to be grouped with others in the same class, please share a boat or group name, or provide other pertinent comments. Limit 500 char.
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