Joining Instructions: Please click here for course joining instructions
Recommended Reading: Sailing magazines and newspapers, but this is not essential
Course Prerequisites: No assumed knowledge
Minimum Age: No minimum but Under 16’s must be accompanied by adult. Persons aged 16+ can be unaccompanied subject to other pre-requisites having been met
The RYA/ISAF World Sailing Offshore Safety course is for both racers and cruisers with the skills and knowledge necessary to both prevent and deal with some emergencies situations offshore.
This one day course really does help give you ideas and familiarisation with equipment and techniques to help deal with those more unusual situations off shore.
This course satisfies the training requirements for many offshore races, but it is equally suited to those who undertake blue water cruises and may be beyond immediate help and aid.
With covering situations that you may come across in the open water with ideas and discussions on how to deal with them.
The course satisfies the training requirement set out by ISAF Offshore Special Regulations 6.01 for category 0, 1 and some category 2 offshore races.
The RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety Course is split between both theoretical and practical hands on training.
Areas covered include:
Courses run in a choice of two formats:
In order to obtain the full ISAF World Sailing Offshore Safety Certification students will need to complete both this course and the one day RYA Sea Survival course.
There are a few other courses that really compliment this course. We would also strongly recommend attending the one day RYA First Aid course.
Whilst this is not a requirement for the actual ISAF certificate or regulations it is required to be held by a certain number of crew on some races for someone to be trained in First aid.
The SRC/VHF course is also very useful to be able to call for assistance if you get asked to use the radio.
This is an amazing course for any sailor.
Covering some of those situations where you just need to talk it through and pull in knowledge from other sailors, and find out how they coped with the situation.
From learning how to sail rudderless, to making emergency steering systems, setting up storm sails and live use of the flares it’s a great practical experience so you know what to expect if you have to use this equipment in anger.
Its one of the best days for trying equipment you normally wouldn’t use, we really recommend this course for anyone looking at offshore sailing.