ISAF Sea Safety Course

ISAF Sea Safety Course

Offshore Safety

Training for recreational and racing skippers and crews who encounter rough weather and problems at sea.

At the end of the course you will have a good knowledge of the safety equipment carried on small boats and the seamanship techniques needed to survive at sea in heavy weather.

The certificate awarded conforms with the eligibility requirements of section 6.01 of the ISAF Special Regulations for category 0, 1 and some category 2 offshore races.

These regulations require a percentage of the crew to have taken personal survival training. Full details of the Special Regulations can be found in the ISAF website.

Saturday – The Sea Survival Course

 This comprehensive one day course could save your life and that of the other people on board your vessel. It is a prerequisite for the RYA / MCA commercial endorsement and is for both pleasure and commercial boat users. The morning is spend ‘ashore’ in the classroom examining various liferafts and their contents; designs and use of lifejackets, as well as flares and other equipment available to signal distress. Preparation and principals of survival and the search and rescue services will also be discussed during this morning session.

The course is very practically orientated and includes two hours in an indoor pool during the afternoon practicing launching, boarding and using a liferaft, righting a capsized liferaft, using your lifejacket and helping injured persons.

Participants are required to wear a full set of clothing whilst in the pool together with their lifejacket. However you are encouraged to wear your normal set of waterproofs together with boots and lifejacket to gain valuable confidence. You may also use this as an opportunity to test your lifejacket’s inflation mechanism, or we can remove the gas bottle and inflate it orally if you so wish.

Itinerary:                0900 until 1300 Classroom Fowey Maritime Centre then 1400 until 1700 Fowey Leisure Centre Swimming Pool

What’s Included:  All course materials, morning and afternoon tea

Sunday – ISAF Offshore Safety Course

The RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety course equips both racers and cruisers with the skills and knowledge necessary to both prevent and deal with emergencies offshore. Whilst this course satisfies the training requirements for many offshore races it is equally suited to those who undertake blue water cruises and may be beyond immediate help. In order to obtain the full ISAF Offshore Safety Certification students will need to complete both this course and the one day RYA Sea Survival course.

The course satisfies the training required by ISAF Offshore Special Regulations 6.01 for category 0, 1 and some category 2 offshore races.

The RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety course is split between both theoretical and practical hands on training.

Subjects covered include;

• Care & Maintenance of Safety Equipment
• Storm Sails
• Damage Control
• Crew Routines
• Man Overboard Prevention and Recovery
• Giving Assistance to other craft
• SAR Organisation and Methods
• Practical Fire Precautions and Fire Fighting
• Distress Alerting and Survivor Location Aids

We don’t believe you can learn by just sitting in front of a whiteboard so during the day there will be a chance to let off flares, set off fire extinguishers, set up a storm jib and trysail and experiment with recovering a man back onboard.

Itinerary:  0900 until 1700 Classroom Fowey Maritime Centre and Fowey Harbour, Pont Pill

What’s Included:  All course materials, morning and afternoon tea

Cost £195

Duration 2 Days