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.
While the focus of the course is on practical aspects of survival, we also consider the obligations of yacht owners, operators and masters to develop a culture of safety on board by implementation of a safety management system based on a comprehensive risk assessment.
There is a practical session in a pool, where you learn how to launch a life raft and practice in-water survival techniques.
By the end of the course you will have a good understanding of the legal responsibilities of the skipper and crew.
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
Day 2 - Flying Fish classroom / pool session
- Liferaft and lifejacket practical pool session
- SAR organisation and methods
- Communications equipment (VHF, GMDSS, SATCOM)
Instructors and equipment
The course will be run by an Australian Sailing /ISAF accredited instructor.
We provide all equipment.