OFFSHORE PERSONAL SURVIVAL COURSE AIMS:

This course was previousy called the RYA ISAF Offshore Safety Course, however a change of name by the global governing body for sailing led to a change of name for this course. It satisfies the training required by World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) 6.01 and covers the topics listed in OSR 6.02 for category 0, 1 & 2 races (and category 3 if racing double handed). This training is a requirement for many offshore races including the ARC Race, RORC Fastnet, RORC Round Britain and Ireland, RORC Trans Atlantic Race, Sydney Hobart and RORC Round Ireland Race). This course has previoulsy been known as the RYA/ISAF Offshore Course, the ISAF Offshore Safety Course or the ISAF Offshore Race Crew Course. Please note that under the current Offshore Special Regulations, certain crew members are required to undergo separate First Aid training.

 

WORLD SAILING SURVIVAL COURSE DURATION:

1 Day – 0930 to 1600

WORLD SAILING SURVIVAL COURSE PRE REQUISITES:

You must hold either the RYA Sea Survival Certificate or the STCW ‘95 Personal Survival Techniques Certificate, taken within the last five years. This one-day course and the Sea Survival day are normaly held consecutively so that you can complete all of the necessary training in two days (often over a weekend).

The World Sailing Certificate will be valid for five years from the date of your Sea Survival Course and refers to World Sailing Offshore Special Regulation 6.01 on the certificate. If you have previously taken a two-day ISAF Offshore Safety Course (sme course, previous course name) then you only require the one-day World Sailing Offshore Personal Survival Refresher.

WORLD SAILING SURVIVAL COURSE CONTENT:

Weather forecasting, practical use of fire extinguishers, use of storm sails, storm tactics while racing, affixing emergency repairs, person overboard recovery, search patters, responsibilities and scenarios.

WHAT’S INCLUDED IN OUR OFFSHORE SURVIVAL COURSE:

  • One day of shorebased training
  • World Sailing Offshore Safety Certificate
  • Tea & Coffee
  • Free parking

WORLD SAILING OFFSHORE SURVIVAL COURSE RATIO:

Class sizes can be as low as 2 and maye be upto 16.

BOOKING THE WORLD SAILING OFFSHORE SURVIVAL COURSE:

If the dates below do not suit you we can set up a bespoke 1:1, 2:1 or group course at a time that is more convenient. We have run bespoke courses in Italy, Greece, Ireland, Portugal and France and are happy to travel further if you need us to.

WHY CHOOSE CHIEFTAIN TRAINING FOR YOUR WORLS SAILING OFFSHORE SURVIVAL COURSE?:

Our World Sailing courses are taught by full time yachtsmen who all have a racing pedigree. Our lead RYA MCA Sea Survival Tutor is an Ocean Yachtmaster Instructor who piloted this course back in 2004 and 2005 before it became mandatory, he has competed in countless offshore events in various yachts. He and the crew aboard ‘Chieftain’ won the RORC Round Britain and Ireland Race, the RORC Cowes to Cascais race, the RORC Cervantes Trophy, the RORC Myth of Malham Race and the RORC Series in class and overall. All of our Offshore Safety Instructors have skippered Trans Atlantic races and several Fastnet Races.