RYA Sea Survival

For anyone going to sea, this one-day course provides an understanding of how to use the safety equipment on board your boat. This course is a genuine lifesaver. Although sailing is one of the safest leisure sporting activities and most of those afloat will never have to use their liferaft, this is essential training to have in the event of an emergency at sea.

The course will cover preparation for survival, life jackets, medical issues and search and rescue techniques. It includes a practical session in a swimming pool to experience entering an inflated liferaft whilst fully kitted out.

You will need to provide foul weather gear. Ocean Discovery will provide lifejackets, but you are welcome to bring your own equipment. The course is a great opportunity to practice the use of your own lifesaving equipment. Please bear in mind that the clothing must be clean enough to be worn in the swimming pool.

Our instructors will bring their unique experience and insights which they have gained from over 20 years of practical sailing around the world. You should leave the course with a good knowledge of survival techniques, the safety equipment carried on small boats and experience of practical drills in a liferaft.

If you wish, you can bring a pen and paper to take notes but you will be given the Sea Survival Handbook, as part of your course.

Duration

1 day

2017 Course Dates

12th March, 2017

20th May 2017

Sat 28th July 2017

Sat 18th November 2017

Sat 16th December

Price

£110.00

What is included?

Included in your course fee:

Additional Information

There are no additional course costs.

Please note this course is non-residential. If you would like to arrange accommodation nearby, please see our information page for some suggestions.

Ability after course

You should leave the course with a good knowledge of survival techniques, the safety equipment carried on small boats and experience of practical drills in a liferaft.

Minimum entry standard:  no prior knowledge required.