Also known as the RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety Course the Offshore Safety Course satisfies the training required by RYA/ISAF Offshore Special Regulation 6.01 for category 0, 1 and some category 2 offshore races.
The aim of the 1 day RYA / ISAF Offshore Safety Course is to provide skippers and crews of yachts taking part in offshore races with the necessary skills and knowledge to deal with an emergency. The course will give you a good knowledge of the safety equipment carried on small boats and the seamanship techniques needed to survive at sea in heavy weather.
To get the RYA / ISAF Offshore Safety Course certificate you must do this Offshore Safety course and the Sea Survival Course. The two courses may be taken in any order. If you have attended the RYA Sea Survival Course within the last five years then you need only attend this RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety Course.
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.
The course is all classroom based.
This course is a prerequisite for a percentage of the crew doing the Rolex Fastnet Race that takes place every 2 years.
Certification: To receive the certificate we must either know that First Class Sailing have trained you in Sea Survival in the last 5 years or you must provide us with a copy of your Sea Survival Certificate from elsewhere.
The course starts are 10am and ends at 5pm.
The RYA / ISAF Offshore Safety Course includes:
Paper and pen.
There are no tea/coffee facilities in the building There are places nearby. You are welcome to bring lunch if you wish to avoid having to go out at lunchtime.
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One day courses that broaden your knowledge and compliment the RYA practical and navigation courses.