RYA Basic Sea Survival Course
A one-day course for anyone going to sea, providing an understanding of how to use the safety equipment on board your boat. This used to be the main course we offered, due to the changing needs of our students we now mainly offer the STCW Survival course which is essentially the same, can be used instead of the RYA certificate and is Internationally recognised whereas the RYA one isn’t.
Cruising is one of the safest leisure sporting activities, and 99.9% of those afloat will never use their liferaft. 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.