ISAF Offshore Safety Course
|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.
The full ISAF Offshore Regulations can be viewed on the ISAF Website.
If you have a crew for the Fastnet race, book early to ensure your can all train together!
A weekend course, run from our dedicated base in Hamble. 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.
Please note on dates marked with an * the format is reversed (pool session on Saturday, flare demo on on Sunday)
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 Sunday. However, the new ISAF certificate will expire once your original RYA Sea Survival Certificate is 5 years old.
Price: £200 per person full weekend course. £110 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 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.