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This is the course which we hope will never be needed, but has the potential to save your life.
It involves some classroom work as well as a session in a swimming pool getting hands on experience with liferafts, lifejackets and other emergency equipment.
Until you’ve tried it the experience of being in the water with a lifejacket and clothing cannot be properly understood, nor can the level of difficulty involved in getting from the water into a liferaft.
We often talk about flares and the benefit of this course is that you’ll have the opportunity to set them off and gain valuable experience.
It is compulsory for all instructors and other commercial skippers.
• Liferafts and the equipment they contain
• Survival techniques
• The design of lifejackets
• Medical aspects of sea survival
• Search and rescue techniques
• Course handbook
Course Duration: 1 Day
Previous Experience Required: None
Ability After Course: Have an understanding of how to use safety equipment on board a boat.
Number of members: 4 – 13
RYA Sea Survival Course: £115
Having a medical condition need not necessarily prevent you from taking a full part in the course but the Club Principal must be aware of any potential problems.
If you are in any doubt about your fitness to take part in a course, speak to us on the clubline prior to your course.
By completing the course booking form you make the following declarations and undertakings:-
I hereby declare that I have recorded below details of any medical condition which may affect my fitness to participate in the course and in particular I have included details where I suffer from asthma/bronchitis, angina or heart condition, fits, fainting or blackouts, severe headaches, diabetes, travel sickness, allergies to medication or other allergies.
I undertake to inform the Metropolitan Police Sailing Club Ltd and the course instructor of any relevant medical condition which may become apparent between now and the start of the course, and of any medication I am taking.
I have included below details of any dietary requirements and any allergies, including allergies to food and medication.