Our Safety-At-Sea Seminars have been developed by some of the most experienced sailors in the world. Portions are taught in a classroom, drills, demonstrations and practice sessions are held aboard, PFD and liferaft experience is provided in a swimming pool, hands-on firefighting and damage control are also taught. We also offer an archive of educational videos produced by America’s Cup winner and longtime Storm Trysail Club member Gary Jobson.

Upcoming Seminars:

Due to COVID-19, all Spring 2020 Safety at Sea Seminars have been cancelled or postponed until a future date.

Houston Yacht Club

September 1, 2020

DUE TO COVID-19, the Storm Trysail Club in partnership with Houston Yacht Club has postponed the Safety at Sea Seminar until Fall 2020.

SUNY Maritime College

May 16, 2020

Due to COVID-19, the Storm Trysail Club has cancelled its one-day, US Sailing sanctioned Hands-on-Safety-at-Sea Seminar on Saturday, May 16, 2020, at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx.

May 22, 2020

The full Safety-At-Sea Library is now publicly available for a limited time, so please enjoy, learn, and stay safe out there.

May 18, 2020

Storm Trysail Club collaborated on a new paper with the Cruising Club of America to make recommendations focusing on the leadership and preparedness of a vessel.

May 14, 2020

Rich du Moulin published a great article on other approaches and insights to the Man Overboard Recovery in Windcheck Magazine.


Soon after you register, you will receive a confirmation email that will provide you with a user name, password, and link to the Seminar’s website. That website provides a broad range of instructional material, both written and videos. You are required to review all the documents and watch the videos BEFORE coming to the Seminar. These videos vary from a few minutes in length to over twenty minutes and cover a variety of subjects from weather to storm sails to man overboard procedures. They will each have a series of questions at their conclusion and our goal is for you to be able to answer those questions demonstrating you have a good understanding of subject matter before attending in person. We expect you to view all the videos at least once but we hope you’ll use them more than that.