ISAF Offshore Safety Course
ISAF Offshore Safety Course
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RYA/World Sailing Offshore Safety Course

The RYA/World sailing Offshore Safety Course (formally ISAF) was developed from the lesson learnt following the 1998 Sydney Hobart Race and includes such subjects as damage control, fire, heavy weather sailing, storm sails and communications.


The aim of the RYA/World sailing Offshore Safety Course is to provide skippers and crews of yachts wishing to take part in offshore cruising and/or races with the necessary skills and knowledge to deal with an emergency whilst offshore. The RYA / World Sailing Offshore Safety course is run in two - one day modules which may be taken in any order.

Together with the RYA Basic Sea Survival Course the course satisfies the training required by World Sailing Offshore Special Regulation 6.01 for category 0, 1 and some category 2 offshore races. It is suitable for skippers and crews of yachts wishing to take part in the Rolex Fastnet Race

If you have attended the RYA Basic Sea Survival Course within the last five years then you need only attend the RYA/World Sailing Offshore Safety Training Module. (please note that your certificate which will need renewing every 5 years will be dated from your Sea Survival Course date) 

RYA/World sailing Offshore Safety Course:


  • Care & Maintenance of Safety Equipment
  • Storm Sails
  • Damage Control
  • CPR & Basic First Aid
  • Crew Routines
  • Man Overboard Prevention and Recovery
  • Giving Assistance to other craft
  • SAR Organisation and Methods
  • Practical Fire Precautions and Fire Fighting
  • Distress Alerting and Survivor Location Aids

Itinerary: 0900 until approximatly 1700

What's included: All course materials, morning and afternoon tea/coffee
Price: £110.00 per person (discounts available for complete crews)

Special Price if booked at the same time as our Sea Survival Course £95.00


Support Courses: RYA Basic Sea Survival Course   and    RYA First Aid Course

RYA/World Sailing Offshore Safety Course
Duration - One day (8 hours)
Suitable for Beginners - Yes (some previouse sailing experience useful)
Assumed Knowlegde - RYA Basic Sea Survival Course
Course Location - West Midlands and other variouse locations

Certification -


On completion of the course you will receive the RYA/World Sailing Offshore Safety Course Certificate

Our RYA/World Sailing Offshore Safety Course are normally run in the Midlands and Birmingham area, for groups and yacht clubs we can come to you at various locations around the UK.

Course Dates and Location

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