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Safety and Sea Survival Course

"Just a quick note to say thanks for running such a great sea safety survival course and delivering it in such a practical manner. I realised upon comparing notes with other friends who had done the course through different institutions that the level of information imparted was definitely of a higher and more practical standard than some other sailors had received. I don't think I fully understood the importance of this until I was in the unfortunate position of going MOB during a race at night 10 miles offshore in 4m swells and 20 knots of breeze recently and can honestly say that without having done the course there is a good chance I would not have been able to stay afloat or allowed myself to be found for the 20 minute period in which I was in the water. It was just so important, I really think no one should go offshore without having done this course. Particularly the practical component. Thanks again for running such an excellent, well informed program."
50% of crew competing in offshore racing in Australia are required to hold the Safety and Sea Survival course certificate (SSSC) as well as anyone wishing to convert their RYA Yachtmaster certificate to an MCA endorsed Commercial qualification. The Sea Safety Survival course comprises 16 hours, including theory components, a practical liferaft session and a flare demonstration. Learn skills that are essential should an emergency situation arise. Our course is ISAF and RYA accredited. The Sea Safety Survival Course certificate is valid for 5 years. The revalidation course for Safety and Sea Survival is a one day course and can be undertaken provided your certificate has not expired.

Sea Survival training includes advice on what personal equipment to buy and what is not good value. The Offshore Marine Training Australia instructors who teach the course are highly experienced yachtsmen who have encountered severe weather in the Southern Ocean and around Cape Horn.

Pre-requisite: None
Ability after course: It is a well proven fact that in the event of an emergency at sea, people who have received training in sea survival are more likely to survive. safety-sea-survival-course
Duration:  2 x 8 hour sessions over 2 days
8am-5.30pm each day
Revalidation option:  see below
Syllabus of 2 day course:
  • Causes of Marine emergencies
  • Principles of survival
  • Areas of risk
  • Personal lifesaving appliances
  • Rough and severe weather strategies
  • Use of life rafts / abandoning ship
  • Search and Rescue
  • Preparation for sea survival
  • Use of pyrotechnics
  • Survival Craft Ailments
  • Weather forecasts and meteorology
  • Fire prevention and fire fighting
  • Practical wet drills
  • Wet Drills are usually run on Sunday morning
  • Practical Flare Demonstration
  • RYA Course book
  • Course completion certificate
  • The course is taught at the Mosman, near the ferry jetty
  • Venue for this course is Mosman, near the ferry jetty and Waringah Aquatic Centre.
  • Course is run by Offshore Marine Training Centre.

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*Revalidation course is only available for YA certification - participants must hold a SSSC certificate that has not expired by more than 12 months and be able to prove 2.5000 sea miles in the last 5 years. Revalidation is not acceptable at ISAAF and RYA levels. We recommend that the full course be done every 5 years to keep up with changes in technology and safety rescue techniques

For more information on our sailing courses call us on 02 9327 1166 or training@eastsail.com.au

Course payments valid for 12 months. The course can be postponed by either party with 7 days notice. if we cancel the course we offer a full refund. With 7 days notice you can postpone to another date. Refunds are not available unless the course is cancelled. Click here for terms and conditions 
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