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.
3 day tuition, both in class and in a pool
Access to RYA online course
Safety equipment for training purpose
Tea and coffee
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: