The one day RYA Basic Sea Survival course teaches you the personal survival techniques required to be able to maximise your chances of survival in the event of immersion in cold water. A fun day which includes a two hour pool session, this course aims to help skippers and their crews in awareness of safety, emergency situations, and the use of emergency equipment.
Practical and theoretical training is provided in the following areas: -
Principles of Survival Personal lifesaving appliances
Areas of risk and emergency Abandoning ship (life rafts)
Search and rescue
Use of pyrotechnics
Use of location aids
Prevention and treatment of hypothermia
Successful candidates will be awarded the RYA Basic Sea Survival certificate. This qualification is required by all qualified Coastal Skippers and Yachtmasters who wish to obtain a commercial endorsement.
The one day RYA Sea Survival course counts as one module of the RYA / ISAF Offshore Safety certificate