Group World Sailing Offshore Safety

We can provide you and up to 13 of your crew with a  2-day World Sailing Personal Offshore Safety Course on dates of your choosing (subject to availabilty) . The 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 when racing.

The enquiry following the Sydney - Hobart race noted that crews that trained together had a higher survival rate. 


A 2 day course, run from our dedicated classroom in Port Hamble Marina, typically over a weekend. Both days start promptly at 9am in our classroom and finish about 4.45pm.

Day one (Saturday) 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).

Day two (Sunday) includes the RYA Sea Survival syllabus including a practical pool based session, with a liferaft.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. 

World Sailing and Racing Requirements

The certificate awarded confirms crew eligibility under section 6.01 of the World Sailing Special Regulations for category 0, 1 and 2 offshore races (such as the Fastnet, Caribbean 600 or Round Ireland Race) which requires a 30% 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.


No previous experience needed.

What's included?

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

To book a course contact us now


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