RYA / MCA Basic Sea Survival
1 Day Course: £160.00
The RYA one day Sea Survival course is a genuine lifesaver. Designed for small craft users, the course provides an understanding of how to use the safety equipment found on small vessels. Including, life rafts, the equipment they contain and survival techniques form the central part of the course. Other topics covered include the design of lifejackets, medical aspects of sea survival and search and rescue techniques. The RYA Small Craft Sea Survival course is a must for anyone who wants to go to sea.
There is a practical session in the pool where students are encouraged to gain first-hand experience of the problems of entering and assisting the entrance of others into an inflated and uncooperative life raft whilst fully kitted out. You will find out just how tricky it can be to get into a life raft!
The RYA Sea Survival Handbook - G43 is included in the cost of your course and this will be provided on arrival for your course.
The course is hands-on and can be fairly strenuous. If you have any concerns about fitness or health issues, please contact our administration for advice.
- Theory session at the sea school classroom
- Practical session in a swimming pool
- RYA Sea Survival book
- All safety gear, including lifejackets, life rafts etc.
- Tea and coffee
- Certificate upon successful completion
One day course at East Anglian Sea School
RYA Sea Survival Certificate - valid for 5 years
Preparation for sea survival
Actions prior to abandonment
Lifejackets and liferafts
Lifejacket design and construction, correct donning procedure, purpose and use of lifejackets
Safety harnesses - purpose and use
Liferafts - stowage and containment on boardtypes, design and construction launching abandoning the vessel and boarding liferaft righting a capsized liferaft equipmentinitial actions to be taken in a liferaft
Principles of survival
Methods to increase chances of survival
Signs, symptoms and treatment of hypothermia
Symptoms, method of treatment for sunburn, heat exhaustion and heatstroke
Survival routines to aid location
Correct use of pyrotechnics and other location aids
Water rationing – procedures Dehydration and preventative measures
Food rationing Sources of food
Survival craft ailments
Search and rescue
Rescue by helicopter or vessel
Role of HM Coastguard
UK and International SAR Organisation