Offshore Personal Survival Training

Providing knowledge and practical drills for anyone going to sea or offshore racing of how to use the safety equipment on board and covering the theory and practice of preparing for heavy weather emergencies and abandonment at sea.

About this training

  • Duration: 2 days

  • Dates: 12+13 March 2021; 10+11July 2021; 9+10 October 2021

  • Location: Scheveningen-The Hague

  • Validity: 5 years

  • Price: € 345,00


Your Offshore Personal Survival Training (World Sailing approved)

A training designed for skippers and crews who could encounter rough weather and problems at sea. Providing knowledge and practical drills for anyone going to sea or offshore racing of how to use the safety equipment on board and covering the theory and practice of preparing for heavy weather emergencies and abandonment at sea.

The course consists of a one day Sea Survival module and a one day Offshore Safety module. At the end of this two day course 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 certificate 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 doublehanded sailors. Full details of the Special Regulations can be found in the World Sailing website.

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


Location

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

2 day tuition, both in class and in a pool

RYA instruction book

Safety equipment for training purpose

Tea and coffee
Lunch

Certification

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

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