ISAF and Sea Survival
A two-day ISAF and Sea Survival course for anyone going to sea.
This is two-day RYA Shorebased course providing an understanding of how to use the safety equipment on board your boat. This course is especially useful for cruising and racing skippers together with their crews who expect to encounter heavy weather sailing. ISAF and Sea Survival conforms with the eligibility requirements of section 6.01 of the ISAF Special Regulations for category 0, 1 and some category 2 offshore races.
You can choose to take the full 2 day ISAF and Sea Survival course or take the RYA Sea Survival courses or the ISAF course as separate one day RYA shorebased courses.
The ISAF regulations require a percentage of the crew to have taken personal survival training. Full details of the Special Regulations can be found in the ISAF website on the right.
At the end of the course you will have a good knowledge of the safety equipment carried on small boats and the seamanship techniques needed to survive at sea in heavy weather. Although sailing is one of the safest leisure sporting activities and it is highly unlikely that you will ever need to board a liferaft your chances of survival in the event of an emergency will be greatly increased if you have received training in sea survival and offshore safety.
An important part of the course is a practical session in a swimming pool. Experience first hand the problems of entering an liferaft and assisting others while wearing full wet weather gear and an inflated lifejacket.
Course topics include:
- liferafts and the equipment they contain
- survival techniques
- the design of lifejackets
- medical aspects of sea survival
- search and rescue techniques
- Heavy weather seamanship
- Use of safety equipment including storm sails
- Damage limitation and crew safety including heavy weather seamanship and weather forecasting
- Man overboard prevention and recovery
- Giving assistance to other vessels in distress
- Practical Fire Precautions and Fire Fighting
- Emergencies procedures including distress alerts and use of personal location devices
These courses are non residential. Held on our barge at Gosport Marina and Swimming Pool.
Maximum students : instructor
|What’s included||Sea Survival book|
Tea, coffee and biscuits
|Extras||Lunch can be purchased locally or you can bring your own|
|When||All Year 0900hrs – 17.30hrs||Accommodation||Non residential although we may be able to provide accommodation on one of our yachts for £10.00 per night.|
|Let us know about||Any special requirements and needs||Cost||£110.00 including latest Sea Survival Book|