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RYA/MCA Sea Survival Course

The RYA Sea Survival course is designed for all small craft users. This enjoyable one-day course prepares you to stay alive in an emergency. It will show you how to make the best use of a liferaft and you will learn the basic survival techniques.


It is a well proven fact that people with appropriate training are more likely to survive in an emergency situation.

Liferafts and the equipment they contain together with a range of survival techniques form the central part of the RYA Sea Survival course. We will look at past disasters and the lessons learned   You will be taught about how to launch liferafts, what the initial and subsequent actions in a raft are and receive some sound advice on longer term survival. Other topics covered include the design of lifejackets, hypothermia and Search and Rescue techniques.


The RYA Sea Survival course includes a two-hour practical session in a pool and students are encouraged to bring along their own wet weather gear and lifejacket in order to experience first-hand the problems of entering and assisting the entrance of others, into an inflated and uncooperative liferaft whilst fully kitted out. This is a really hands on course that is taught by our senior yachtmaster instructor who is qualified to instruct RYA Sea Survival. RYA First Aid, RYA/World Sailing Offshore Safety Course and SRC/VHF Radio.


This qualification is an essential part of the RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety Course and is also required for those seeking commercial endorsements on a Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Certificate of Competence qualification.

Itinerary:     09.30 until approximately 18.30


Price:          £125.00 per person.


Special Price if booked together with an RYA/World Sailing Offshore Safety Course £100.00


Support Course: RYA/World Sailing Offshore Safety Course  and  RYA First Aid Course
Included All course materials including the RYA Sea Survival course notes book (SSC). lifejackets for use during wet drill although you are more than welcome to bring your own. Morning and afternoon tea.   Wet weather gear is available for hire £20.00 per person

RYA/MCA Basic Sea Survival Course

Duration -

One day (8 hours including a 2 hour pool session).

Suitable for beginners - Yes.
Assumed knowledge -


Course location - West Midlands and various other location.

Course overview -


Use of liferafts and associated safety and distress equipment.

Survival techniques both in the liferaft and the water.

Search and Rescue Operations.

Our RYA Sea Survival courses are normally run in the Midlands and Birmingham area. Depending on the availability of an appropriate Swimming Pool,  for groups and yacht clubs we can come to you at various locations around the UK.

Course Dates and Location

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