OFFSHORE SURVIVAL REFRESHER COURSE OVERVIEW:

If you have previously taken a two-day ISAF/World Sailing Offshore Safety Course and RYA Sea Survival Course and your certificate has expired (after five years) then this one day refresher course will qualify you for a further five years.

The course refreshes both the Sea Survival and ISAF/World sailing Offshore Safety components of the two-day course. This training satisfies World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations 6.01 and 6.02 and is required by crew participating in Cat 0, 1 & 2 offshore races (and certain crew on Cat 3 races)

To our knowledge, our lead Survival Instructor was the first Instructor in the UK to deliver this course.

OFFSHORE SURVIVAL REFRESHER COURSE DURATION:

1 day – 0930 to 1700 hrs.

OFFSHORE SURVIVAL REFRESHER COURSE PRE REQUISITES:

OFFSHORE SURVIVAL REFRESHER COURSE CONTENT:

  • Changes in the Offshore Special Regulations (last five years)
  • Changes to the IRPCS (last five years)
  • Life raft and life jacket update
  • Changes in safety equipment
  • Update to distress calling by voice
  • AIS
  • Fleet trackers
  • Practical life raft session refresher (two-hour pool session)
  • Practical flare Session (live firing)
  • Lessons learnt from fatal accidents and incidents in offshore races
  • Changes in UK SAR
  • Changes in meteorological services
  • Fire fighting refresher

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR OFFSHORE SURVIVAL REFRESHER COURSE:

  • A day of training
  • Two hour pool session with use of life raft
  • Live flare session
  • Loan of a life jacket for the pool session
  • World Sailing Offshore Safety Certificate (valid for 5 years)
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Free parking at the centre (on street)

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED IN OUR OFFSHORE SURVIVAL REFRESHER COURSE:

  • Lunch (available to buy locally)
  • Wet weather gear (hire from us for £5, but only if pre booked)
  • Travel between the classroom and the pool. Most students car share. Be prepared to either drive, or contribute towards parking or a taxi as necassary.

WORLD SAILING OFFSHORE SURVIVAL REFRESHER COURSE RATIO:

Class sizes can be as low as 2 and may be upto 16. The course is delivered by a Lead Instructor who is joined by a second staff member for the pool session. If the class size exceeds 8, they are split into two groups for the pool session.