AS/ISAF Offshore Safety and Sea Survival

This two day course meets the requirements of ISAF, RYA and AS for crew planning to take part in offshore yacht races like the Sydney to Hobart race. The course is also highly recommended for anyone going to sea for any purpose.
3 September
Sat 03 Sep 2022 - Sun 04 Sep 2022
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $695.00 incl. GST
5 November
Sat 05 Nov 2022 - Sun 06 Nov 2022
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $695.00 incl. GST
10 December
Sat 10 Dec 2022 - Sun 11 Dec 2022
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $695.00 incl. GST
22 April
Sat 22 Apr 2023 - Sun 23 Apr 2023
2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
Sydney, Australia
  • $695.00 incl. GST
    20 May
    Sat 20 May 2023 - Sun 21 May 2023
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST
    17 June
    Sat 17 Jun 2023 - Sun 18 Jun 2023
    2 days, 10:00 AM - 05:00 PM
    Sydney, Australia
    • $695.00 incl. GST

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Description

The focus of this course is on the practical aspects of survival at sea should we ever be forced to abandon ship.

There is a practical session in a pool, where you learn how to launch a life raft and practice in-water survival techniques.

We also consider the obligations of yacht owners, operators, and masters to prevent a disaster situation from ever occurring by implementing an efficient safety management system built on a comprehensive risk assessment.

By the end of the course, you will have a good understanding of the legal responsibilities of the skipper and crew.

Course content

Day 1 - Flying Fish classroom 

  • Introduction, course aims, and objectives
  • legal obligations duty of care
  • Personal safety equipment
  • Distress / abandon ship / liferafts
  • Heavy weather handling (storm sails, drogues, crew routines)
  • Man overboard prevention and recovery
  • Distress flares and EPIRB's
  • Fire precautions and fire fighting

Offshore Safety and Sea SurvivalDay 2 - Flying Fish classroom/pool session

  • Liferaft and lifejacket practical pool session
  • SAR organisation and methods
  • Communications equipment (VHF, GMDSS, SATCOM)
  • Exams

Instructors and equipment 

The course will be run by an experienced Australian Sailing /ISAF accredited instructor.

We provide all equipment you need for the course

Location 

The course is based in our training room at Middle Harbour Yacht Club which is set up for the purpose. The live flare drill is run on the marina.

The pool drill is currently run a the Wharinga Aquatic centre in Frenchs Forest

What's included

Equipment, publications and training.

Qualifications

  • AS/ ISAF Offshore Safety and Survival certificate 

Before you start

  • The Sea Survival course is suitable for anyone who goes to sea for any reason, recreational or commercial, and who would like to practice essential emergency drills and procedures in case the unthinkable happens.
  • No previous experience is needed to join this course.
  • Warning - this course may one day save your life!

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