The gold standard for “mass” offshore training is the US Naval Academy (USNA) Offshore Sail Training Squadron (OSTS). Many lectures and other reference materials funded by the US taxpayer are available there for public education. The below lectures are from their 2015 collection.

If you have a lecture you would like to see posted here, send it as an attachment to robert.david.steele.vivas AT gmail DOT com, Subject: WW Sail Lecture.

LECTURE Charts and Pubs

LECTURE Crew Overboard

LECTURE Electrical Systems

LECTURE Emergency Situations

LECTURE First Aid Dr Hiltabidle Notes

LECTURE First Aid Safety at Sea Carlin


LECTURE General Seamanship Lecture

LECTURE Heavy Weather – Jon Wright

LECTURE Leadership 1

LECTURE Leadership 2

LECTURE Maritime Radio Communications

LECTURE Medical (Steer)

LECTURE Medicine at Sea

LECTURE MK II Electronics Lecture v-2015

LECTURE MK II Electronics v-2014

LECTURE Nav 102 Plotting

LECTURE Navigation Rules Day Shapes Review

LECTURE Navigation Rules Lights On the Water

LECTURE Navigation Rules Lights Review

LECTURE Navigation Rules Presentation

LECTURE Navigation Rules Sailboats Right of Way

LECTURE Navy 44 Systems

LECTURE NN210 – Rules of the Road

LECTURE NOAA Ocean Weather Basics

LECTURE OSTS Rolfs Rules of the Road

LECTURE Rules of the Road

LECTURE Sail Theory