This 220-page book was written to accompany US Sailing's Safety at Sea course, which shares best practices with both aspiring and experienced offshore sailors. Accidents at sea can quickly escalate to handle a wide range of problems: a broken finger, a torn sail, even a threatened sinking. This book is designed to help you learn how to cope with whatever challenge the sea throws your way.

The knowledge within has been gleaned over many lifetimes of offshore passagemaking on a wide variety of boats. Dozens of experts have shared their experiences to help you complete a successful passage. Whether your interest is in coastal cruising, PHRF racing, or transoceanic racing or voyaging, you will find this knowledge helpful.

The book also includes a removable Hypothermia Assessment Card developed by Dr. Gordon Giesbrecht which provides both assessment guidelines for hypothermia and suggestions for caring for a cold patient.