Boating is one of the safest leisure sporting activities and 99.9% of Yachtsmen and Powerboaters will never use their liferaft.
However, if you are one of the unlucky few, your chances of survival will be greatly increased if you understand how to use the equipment and how to help yourself.
This is an excellent course that gives a real insight into safety at sea.
The day is split between a classroom session looking at many areas of safety in detail. Then a pool based session, where you spend time practicing deploying, righting and entering a liferaft.
It's a real insight on how lifejackets work and how to keep as warm as possible and how uncomfortable liferafts can be!
Most students comment on how enlightening the course is.
The course is good 'revision' also. Subjects such as making a Mayday call, EPIRB (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon), SARTS (Search And Rescue Transponders) GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System) Flares, all items we may know about but have forgotten exactly when or how to use them.
The course will also cover Helicopter rescue, immersion in cold water and how to deal with and recognise hypothermia, sun stroke, heat stroke etc.
The course is a requirement for those wishing to commercially endorse their Yachtmaster or Advanced powerboat Certificates of Competence.
We hope you will never need the skills gained on this course but strongly believe if the worst happens and for you or your crew's lifes depend on it, this training will prove invaluable and hel to preserve life.
- One Day
- Equipement needed:
- Spare clothing (you will get wet)
- The course will include the RYA booklet (sspcn) Sea Survival