Most yachts and powerboats carry a liferaft as well as other safety
equipment. Many people who go to sea have never seen one inflated!
Britannia offers two options of Sea Survival courses, if you are planning
to sail in local waters option one will be ideal. For those
going further afield then option two would be more suitable.
Option One: RYA Sea Survival Course
The one day RYA/MCA Basic Sea Survival course for Small Craft is intended for anyone who regularly goes to sea in any kind of vessel. The course covers the selection and use of a variety of safety equipment,
flares, lifejackets etc. The course includes the opportunity to inflate and climb aboard a real liferaft in the controlled environment of a swimming pool.
We are pleased to be able to offer this course in conjunction with one of the largest suppliers of small craft safety equipment in the UK. Students are required to bring along old clothes (including waterproofs if you have them) for the practical exercise, if you have your own lifejacket then this is also your chance to find out how it works! Students will be awarded the RYA/MCA Basic Sea Survival certificate and provided with course notes and refreshments.
Course fee: £145 (inc VAT)
Please call for further details
Option Two: MCA Personal Survival Techniques to STCW 95
This is our premiere course. It is held in a large purpose built
pool, where realistic weather conditions can be created, preparing you for
the most extreme conditions you are likely to face. This is an ideal
confidence booster for safety as participants learn how to manage the
toughest of conditions and advanced survival techniques. Extreme
conditions are simulated with wave and rain machines and night time
lighting so you can learn how to deploy and right liferafts, use flares
and cope confidently with the unexpected. "People who are well
trained and know what to expect never panic!"
The course delivers a basic knowledge and practice of survival techniques
and principles that can be applied to maximise the probability of survival
following a marine casualty.
The course will address the following:
Actions prior to abandonment of the vessel
Basic principles of survival
Types of survival equipment provided on board ships
Training and drills
Correct use of the lifejacket and entering the water from a height
Launching of a life raft. Righting of a capsized life raft
Wet and dry boarding of a life raft. Bringing aboard an injured
Hypothermia and other medical factors
Life raft first aid
Life raft equipment
Actions to aid location by rescuers
Training is delivered through a combination of theory and practical
sessions. Delegates are continually assessed during the course.
There are no specific delegate pre-requisites for this course. This
course does include some physical activity.
Course fee: £220 (inc VAT)
Next course: Please
contact for next available date