This course covers the use of liferafts and associated safety and distress equipment, survival techniques both in the liferafts and the water and Search and Rescue operations.
The RYA Sea Survival course is designed for all small craft users. The importance of having the knowledge to survive if you are caught 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 advice on longer term survival. Other topics covered include the design of lifejackets, survival suits and medical emergencies such as hypothermia.
The RYA Sea Survival course includes a two-hour practical session in a pool. Students are encouraged to bring along their own wet weather gear and lifejacket in order to experience first-hand the problems of entering (and assisting the entrance of others) in to an inflated and uncooperative liferaft whilst fully kitted out. This is a very hands-on course that is taught by one of the Royal Navy’s senior Sea Survival instructors.
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.
|Minimum Age||16 years|
|Course Content||Use of liferafts and associated safety and distress equipment. Survival|
techniques both in the liferafts and the water. Search and Rescue operations
|Total number of places on Course||12|
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