RYA Sea Survival

This one day course provides an awareness of:

  • Preparation for sea survival
  • Lifejackets and life rafts
  • Principles of Survival
  • Survival craft ailments, and raft management
  • Search and rescue

Notes: It is a well proven fact that in the event of an emergency at sea people who have received training are more likely to survive.

Pre-course experience


Assumed knowledge


What is included?

  • Tuition from an experienced Instructor – we do not use instructors who have just qualified;
  • Course notes, paper and pens;
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks and lunch;
  • Towel

Note; We can rent you a lifejacket and wet weather jacket if you do not use your own. The cost includes serving the equipment after the course.

Must bring your own

  • Your own lifejacket (not only will you gain the experience of servicing it but you will also see how it performs in an emergency. It should be fitted with a crotch strap). Note we can rent you a lifejacket if you do not own one
  • Swimwear
  • Change of clothes.
  • A “shortie” is useful as the pool is not heated (we have some limited sizes you may borrow)
  • Medication – If you are taking any medication please advise your Instructor on commencement of the course.
  • Health care – Health care in the Canary Islands is good, but it is a good idea to collect the EHIC form from your local post office or online at www.ehic.org.uk.

Ability after course

The course prepares you for survival at sea.

Notes: It fulfils the requirements of small craft working within 60nm of a safe haven.

Want to know more?

RYA Sea Survival Handbook

RYA Sea Survival Handbook Complementing the RYA Basic Sea Survival, RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety Course and ISAF Offshore Personal Survival courses.

Useful for anyone who takes a boat offshore for racing or cruising and includes the correct safety equipment, how and when to use it. Also included sections on:
- Before you leave
- Calling for Help
- Understanding Weather
- MOB Prevention
- Fire Control

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Essentials of Sea Survival

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A perfect book for those that would like to know more about survival at sea.

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