Observations from a Safety at Sea Course
Safety Moment, Cruising Club of America
The Pacific Cup Yacht Club sponsored the second day of a hands-on Safety at Sea Course at Encinal Yacht Club this past weekend. About 90% of the students had used the US Sailing online course to fulfill the requirements of the first day’s course material, while about 10% had previously attended an in-person course.
Teaching a course to sailors from a variety of sailing backgrounds provides a great opportunity to see what they know and what they don’t know, which in turn allows us to tailor the curriculum of future seminars to meet their needs. After polling the coaches (CCA members Michael Moradzadeh and Jim Quanci as well as Safety at Sea Moderator Bruce Brown and rigger Glenn Hansen), the following are our observations:
I am delighted that Organizing Authorities have embraced the training that US Sailing offers through its partners (Cruising Club of America, Storm Trysail Club, New York Yacht Club, US Naval Academy, Pacific Cup Yacht Club, Transpac Yacht Club and many more). With continuing cooperation from the course organizers, there’s no doubt that we can continue to meet the safety training requirements of offshore sailors.