Edgewater Yacht Club


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US Sailing Sanctioned International Offshore Safety at Sea Course with Hands-on Training


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Hosted by Edgewater Yacht Club

6700 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland, OH 44102


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6700 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland, OH 44102


Registration deadline is April 19th


In person course work with hands on training will take place April 27th and April 28th, 2024 at Edgewater Yacht Club in Cleveland, OH and at nearby Cleveland State University. Training will include safety and seamanship suitable for inshore and offshore racing and cruising sailors as well as power boaters.


This course complies with ISAF Guidelines as well as World Sailing Offshore Personal Survival Course guidelines and includes a certificate.

  • SER Categories: 4.3.1 and 4.3.2
  • World Sailing OSR Categories: 0, 1 and 2
  • Certification is good for 5 years from the date of the course


Please reserve your seat now but check back often for updates as we finalize our schedule.



  • $400 (additional discounts apply for US Sailing and EYC members), plus $50 late fee after 4/21/2024




Where to stay when visting Cleveland:


The Edgewater Yacht Club address is 6700 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway, Cleveland, OH 44102. EYC members may park inside the gate, but please remember to leave your keys in the car it may need to be moved in case a boat needs launched. Non-members are asked to park along the western fence, conveniently located just north of the EYC gatehouse / entrance.


We have a lot on the agenda this weekend, which you can view by clicking the link below:

Safety At Sea Event Schedule


We start at 8:00AM sharp on Saturday morning, so please don't be late. For your conveinence, check-in starts at 7:15AM.


We also want to remind everyone to bring the following items:

  • Photo ID
  • Credit Card (EYC has a full service bar and restaurant available to non-members)
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Leather Gloves for flare demo (optional)
  • Inflatable PFD + spare cartridge (please remove any PLBs, AIS, and flashlights from the life jacket)
    • Please make sure to have your life jackets with you on Saturday, as we will be inspecting some, if not all, during lunch.
  • Full foul weather gear including boots
  • Towel
  • Dry bag with change of clothes
  • Bag for wet clothing


The forecast (see below) for being outdoors Saturday is in the mid-60's, so please plan to dress accordingly.


Find out more about US Sailing Safety at Sea Courses here.



Instructor Profiles

Sheila McCurdy

Sheila has been sailing since she was three months old, accumulating over 125,000 offshore miles, 11 transoceanic crossings, and 19 Newport Bermuda Races. She has plenty of stories to tell.


She has helped countless sailors prepare for safe offshore sailing through US Sailing training and Safety at Sea programs, and has been a Safety at Sea moderator and instructor for 20 years. She was a sailing advisor for the U.S. Naval Academy for two decades.


Sheila is a past commodore of the Cruising Club of America and is presently writing the history of the 100-year-old club. She has also served as a U.S. delegate to World Sailing and as a trustee of the Storm Trysail Club and New York Yacht Club where she is a member of the Race Committee.


She has had her share of trophies and awards including finishing second overall, twice, and second in class three times in the Newport Bermuda Race on her boat Selkie which her father, the yacht designer Jim McCurdy, designed for himself. She received the NWSA Leadership in Women’s Sailing Award in 2018.


Sheila has a Master of Marine Affairs degree from the University of Rhode Island and a 100-ton Merchant Marine license. She lives with her husband David Brown in Middletown, R.I. 

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