RYA Sea Survival
A one-day course for anyone going to sea, providing an understanding of how to use the safety equipment on board your boat.
99.9% of those afloat will never use their liferaft or much of the safety equipment carried on board your boat. However, if you are part of the unlucky 0.1% your chances of survival will be greatly increased if you understand how to use the equipment and how to help yourself.
It is a well-proven fact that, in the event of an emergency at sea, people with training are more likely to survive.
An important part of the course is a practical session in a swimming pool. Experience first hand the problems of entering an uncooperative liferaft and assisting others while fully kitted out in wet weather gear and a lifejacket.
Course topics include:
Liferafts and the equipment they contain
Medical aspects of sea survival
Search and rescue techniques