Several of the big offshore races are stepping up requirements for Safety at Sea certifications and you’ll have a chance to take one of the two-day sessions June 23-24 at Southwestern Yacht Club in San Diego.
Organizer John Miller offers this update on requirements:
- CCA (Newport to Bermuda) will require all racers on all boats to have an World Sailing two-day Safety at Sea (SAS) starting in 2020.
- Pacific Cup has dropped the one-day and is only accepting the World Sailing two-day SAS for 2018.
- TransPac is discussing and it is assumed that they will drop the one-day and only accept the World Sailing two-day for 2019.
- WCC (ARC series) has dropped the one-day and will only accept the two-day starting in 2017.
- Vic-Maui has recently clarified that the two-day is the only Offshore Certification program being accepted as part of its NOR’s.
He also notes:
- Starting in June, you can renew/refresh (prior to expiration) your current two-day by taking the Hands-on (single day) training. No longer do you need to take the full two-day course.
- Sailors can also UPGRADE their one-day SAS (prior to expiration) to a two-day by taking the Hands-on Training Only (one day commitment).
Questions? Contact John at this email address.