Ondeck Sailing and Powerboat School

Maritime Training


RYA First Aid Course

RYA Sea Survival Course

The importance of understanding how to survive if you end up in an emergency at sea cannot be overstated. On our RYA Sea Survival Course, you will learn in a very practical manner, how to survive. It is well documented that people who have received training, have a much greater chance of survival in an emergency.


The one day course includes a two hour practical session in a pool where you will learn how to launch the liferaft, the importance of dry boarding, how to enter the water in an emergency, how to get into the raft from the water and how to re-right an upturned life-raft. The practical session concludes with an abandon ship drill. The course also teaches you about the standards of liferaft construction, use of liferaft equipment, and what to include in your grab bag.


This course is recommended by RORC, as part of the training to fulfill the requirements for ISAF which is a pre-requisite if you are taking part in the Fastnet Race or many other offshore races . This course is a pre-requisite if you need to commercially endorse your Yachtmaster Coastal or Yachtmaster Offshore qualification.


Please note you will receive a copy of the RYA Sea Survival Handbook as part of the course so there is no need to order a copy beforehand.



1 day

No. Students to Instructor: 16:1
Previous Experience: None, but some boating experience is preferable Minimum Age:  12


Dates: This course is run all year round




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