All-in-One Safety pack

OPST Sea Survival, Offshore Safety and your internationally recognised RYA VHF/SRC license in one go.

About this training

  • Duration: 3 days

  • Dates: 9+10+11July 2021; 8+9+10 October 2021

  • Location: Scheveningen-The Hague

  • Validity: 5 years + lifetime validity

  • Price: € 620,00

Your All-in-One Safety pack (World Sailing approved)

OPST Sea Survival, Offshore Safety and your internationally recognised RYA VHF/SRC license in one go.

In an emergency at sea, knowing what to do, to reach out for assistance and immediate action saves lives. To prepare skippers and crews to rough weather and problems at sea, we have combined all the knowledge of Sea Survival, Offshore Safety and XXXX in one.

The first day you will learn in a one-day classical course how to operate the VHF radio, to use the correct frequencies (channels) and distress, emergency & medical assistance procedures. We use real radio equipment for you to get confident and accustomed in using the various controls and DSC (Digital Selective Calling) functions. A VHF radio is an important piece of safety equipment onboard. The RYA Marine Radio Short Range Certificate (SRC) is the minimum qualification required to operate marine VHF radio equipment and is internationally recognised. At the end of the day, you will be assessed in the use of Marine VHF DSC radios. Candidates must be 16 years or older on the day of the exam. Your official VHF license has a lifetime validity.

The second and third day consists of a one day Sea Survival module and a one day Offshore Safety module. At the end you will have a good knowledge of the safety equipment carried on small boats and the seamanship techniques needed to survive at sea in heavy weather.

The certificates awarded conforms with the eligibility requirements of section 6.01/6.02 of the World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) for category 0, 1, 2 offshore races, and category 3 for double handed sailors. Full details of the Special Regulations can be found in the World Sailing website.

We strongly recommend all sailors to obtain their training when joining our Race or Ocean experience. The training is mandatory for those enduring the Rolex Fastnet and Rolex Middle Sea Race (OSRcat2 races). 


The specialty training will be held in Scheveningen – The Hague
Expect the one-day course to start at 9:00 hours and to finish around 17:00 hours. Details will be shared with the students in due course.

Price Includes

3 day tuition, both in class and in a pool

Instruction books

Access to RYA online course

Safety equipment for training purpose

Tea and coffee


Assessment fee

Price Excludes

GBP 60 registration fee with RYA; this can be paid online directly to RYA

What to Expect?

The training will be held in Scheveningen-The Hague. Expect the course to start at 9:00 hours and to finish around 17:00 hours, unless communicated otherwise. Sandwich lunch is included.

Course topics include:

  • The one day Offshore Safety module, includes
    • training in seamanship and emergencies, including heavy weather seamanship, weather forecasting, fire fighting and man overboard recovery
  • The one day Sea Survival module, includes
    • a practical Practical Wet Drill with Liferaft launching, boarding, Survival whilst in water, Capsize drill, Final abandonment, Survival, difficulties & requirements
    • Preparation for Sea Survival with actions prior to abandonment, principles of survival, correct use of pyrotechnics and other location aids
  • The one day RYA VHF/SRC course, includes
  • Routine operation of marine VHF radio, including Digital Selective Calling, Use of the correct VHF channels (frequencies) for each type of communication, Distress, emergency and medical assistance procedures, Ship to shore communication, Practical use of Marine VHF DSC radios, Global Maritime Distress and Safety System (GMDSS), Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacons (EPIRB), Search and Rescue Transponders (SART)
  • Each candidate receives an RYA instruction book and access to RYA online course to prepare themselves wel prior to the training and increase of your success rate to obtain your VHF/SRC license (lifetime validity).

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