California Sailing

Merchant Mariner Academy

US Sailing Safety At Sea Certification

Why should I take a US Sailing Safety at Sea Course?

  • Ever wonder what you would do if someone fell overboard from your boat?
  • Do you have a plan to deal with heavy weather if you can’t reach a safe harbor?
  • Are you interested in selecting the right emergency communications equipment or storm sails, but you’re unsure what to buy?
  • A US Sailing Sanctioned Safety at Sea Course will help you answer these questions and more!

Safety At Sea Course Facts

  • The certificates are valid for five years from the date of issue.
  • Moderated and taught by experienced, lifelong sailors who include some of the top names in sailing and safety.
  • Courses developed with the support of Cruising Club of AmericaNew York Yacht ClubThe Sailing Foundation, and Storm Trysail Foundation.
  • Appropriate for a wide range of boats and experience levels – small, big, monohulls, multihulls (and powerboats, too).
  • Sanctioned with the approved curriculum by US Sailing, with special attention to conditions and challenges of the host organization’s sailing area.
  • More than 2,500 sailors attend safety courses around North America every year and many bring their families and crews.

*2024 Dates: May 18-19th*
Marina del Rey, CA

Praise for Captain Wendy

"Captain Wendy is a plethora of knowledge and wit on the water. Her ability to simplify concepts on a vessel is masterful and fun. I have learned so much from her!"
Dr. Raissa White, Ph.D.
"I can't speak highly enough of Captain Wendy's sailing instruction. Her expertise on the water is matched only by her ability to make learning an absolute pleasure. Captain Wendy's teaching methods are both effective and entertaining, making each lesson an enjoyable experience. I am grateful for the skills and knowledge I gained under her guidance, and I highly recommend Captain Wendy to anyone looking to embark on a sailing journey with a knowledgeable and fun instructor."
Student Testimonial
"Captain Wendy is a true gem of a sailing instructor. Her expertise and skill are unmatched, creating an engaging and enriching learning environment. Wendy's ability to break down intricate sailing techniques into understandable and enjoyable lessons made the entire experience not only educational but also incredibly fun. I'm grateful for the valuable skills I've gained under her guidance!"
USC Student Testimonial

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