The 2017 MHOR NOR para 4.9 requires evidence of survival training:

A certificate of attendance at a US Sailing – Sanctioned "Offshore" Safety at Sea Seminar will be accepted as evidence of compliance with OSR 6.01.4.


March 25th and 26th, 2017 in Halifax

Further information and registration details can be found at Sea Survival.ca


May 20th, 2017, at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx

The Storm Trysail Foundation will conduct its one-day, US Sailing sanctioned Hands-on Safety-at-Sea Seminar on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at SUNY Maritime College in the Bronx.

Further information and registration details can be found at ST Seminar.pdf


Future Races (Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean Race 2019 and later)

"Offshore" Safety at Sea (1 day) Seminar certificates dated after 2017 will not be accepted in future Marblehead-to-Halifax Ocean Races.

After 2017, certificates will have to be earned at a US Sailing sanctioned 2 day "Offshore Seminar with Hands-on Training" session. The 2016 and earlier Safety at Sea certificates will be honored until their 5 year expiry date has been reached.

In-date World Sailing/ISAF certificates have always been accepted and are strongly recommended.


Official Safety Outfitter of the Marblehead to Halifax Ocean Race