The YRA is hosting a US Sailing Sanctioned Offshore Safety at Sea Course! This year's course is scheduled for February 25th and will be at Berkeley Yacht Club. The 8-hour course is moderated by Chuck Hawley.

Continetal breakfast, lunch and snacks are included in your registration fee.

Chuck Hawley is the current Chairman of the Safety at Sea Committee of US Sailing and has moderated over 50 Safety at Sea Courses in the past 20 years. He is an active sailor, having logged over 40,000 miles on a variety of sail and power craft, including six transoceanic passages.

The course is geared towards crew members of offshore races, long distance cruisers and any sailor wanting to improve his/her sailing skills. The course will cover a variety of topics including Personal Safety Gear, Man Overboard, Emergency Communications, Search and Rescue, Heavy Weather, Storm Sails, Crew Health, Hypothermia, Jury Rigging and Repair, Fire Precautions, Lending Assistance, Life Rafts, and Signals.
If you have any questions about the course please contact the YRA office at

Participants in this 8hr course are eligible to participate in the "Hands On" portion of a 2 day SAS Offering as long as it happens within one year. The Pacific Cup Yacht Club will offer an Offshore Safety at Sea with Hands-on Training later this spring. Please see for more information.

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Please note, this event is limited to 80 people.


Laura Munoz
Yacht Racing Association of San Francisco Bay