RYA Sea Survival

The RYA Sea Survival course is designed for all small craft users. The importance of having the knowledge to survive if you end up in an emergency situation at sea is crucial. It is a well proven fact that people with appropriate training are more likely to survive. Liferafts, the equipment they contain and survival techniques form the central part of the RYA Sea Survival course. You will be taught about how to launch rafts, what the initial and subsequent actions in a raft are and receive some sound advice on longer term survival. Other topics covered include the design of lifejackets, hypothermia and Search and Rescue techniques.

The RYA Sea Survival course includes a two hour practical session in a pool and students are encouraged to bring along their own wet weather gear and lifejacket, however this is provided if needed. The reason we ask you to wear the real kit is in order to experience first hand the problems of entering and assisting the entrance of others, into an inflated and uncooperative liferaft whilst fully kitted out. This is a really hands on course that is taught by an experienced Sea Survival instructor.

This qualification is an essential part of the RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety Course and is also required for those seeking commercial endorsements on a Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence qualification.

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0900 until approximately 1730

What's Included: 

All course materials including the RYA Sea Survival course notes book (SSC). Wet weather gear and lifejackets for use during wet drill although you are more than welcome to bring your own. Morning and afternoon tea.

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Course Dates: 

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Duration: 1 Day. Ratio 16:1

Previous Experience Required: None 

Course Overview: Use of liferafts and associated safety and distress equipment. Survival techniques both in the liferaft and the water. Search and Rescue operations 

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Cost: £135

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RYA Sea Survival