ISAF Offshore Safety Course

Cost:£120pd or £220 for 2 days
Course Duration:2-day weekend
This 2-day ISAF Offshore Safety Course provides training for skippers and crews intending to sail away from protected inshore coastal waters, who may encounter rough weather and problems at sea.

Day one includes the RYA Sea Survival syllabus including a practical pool based session, with a liferaft.

This course will give you the confidence and knowledge to sail offshore safely and with minimal risks to crew and yacht and is highly recommended to all sailors (racing or cruising) venturing away from inshore waters.
Day two is classroom based and covers heavy weather sailing techniques, including rigging storm sails and use of sea anchors as well as weather forecasting, fire fighting, MOB rescue and recovery, search patterns, effective communications and a live flare demo (subject to coastguard approval). 
ISAF and Racing Requirements

The certificate awarded confirms crew eligibility under section 6.01 of the ISAF Special Regulations for category 0, 1 and 2 offshore races (such as the Fastnet, Caribbean 600 or Round Ireland Race) which requires a % of the crew to have taken personal survival training.

If you have a crew for the Fastnet race, book early to ensure you can all train together! 

ISAF Flare demo

A weekend course, run from our dedicated classroom in Port Hamble Marina.  Both days start promptly at 9am in our classroom and finish about 4.45pm.

Saturday involves a practical session on a boat rigging storm sails, and a live flare demo (subject to coastguard permission) and Sunday includes a 2hr pool session run in a nearby pool. Both days finish about 4.45pm.  
Joining Instructions

If you already hold an RYA Sea Survival Certificate (or approved equivalent) issued within the last 5 years, you can gain exemption from the Sea Survival day, and will simply attend on Saturday However, the new ISAF certificate will expire once your original RYA Sea Survival Certificate is 5 years old.

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Price: £220 per person full weekend course. £120 per person for one-day upgrade holders of valid RYA Sea Survival Certificate.

What is included:
Instructor, class room and pool based session (with loan of wet-weather gear and life-jackets), light refreshments, RYA Basic Sea Survival and ISAF Offshore Safety Certificates. 

How to book:
Online: click the book online button to book and pay online
Direct: download the below booking form, complete and send to us. Payment can be made by card over the phone, or bank transfer to the details shown on the booking form. 

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Course Dates

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2017 DATES

Sept 30 - Oct 1

2018 DATES

ISAF and RYA Sea Survival £220 for both days or £120 per day (ISAF on Sat in each case)

3-4 February

24-25 March

28-29 April

2-4 June

6-7 Oct

Downloadable Forms:

Booking Form Joining Instructions