RYA Sea Survival

This is a one-day course for anyone going to sea, providing an understanding of how to use the safety equipment on board for your best chance of survival.

This course is a genuine lifesaver

Being out out on the sea either on a ship, a motor yacht or a sail cruising boat is a great experience and can be one of the safest activities. Your chances of survival are greatly increased if you understand how to use the liferaft and equipment - especially how to help yourself and your colleagues survive. However most people never use their liferafts or the equipment in them and in an emergency is not the time to find out. The importance of having the knowledge to survive if you end up in an emergency situation at sea is crucial. It is a well proven fact that people with appropriate training are more likely to survive. Liferafts, the equipment they contain and survival techniques form the central part of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Sea Survival course. You will be taught about how to launch rafts, what the initial and subsequent actions in a raft are and receive some sound advice on longer term survival. Other topics covered include the design of lifejackets, hypothermia, hyperthermia and Search and Rescue techniques. An important part of the course is a practical session in a in a real liferaft learning just what it is like and what is involved. Experience first hand the problems of entering an uncooperative liferaft and assisting others while fully kitted out in wet weather gear and a lifejacket. Course topics include: liferaft design liferaft survival equipment  how to cope with an upturned lifraft personal survival techniques team survival techniques importance of drills and exercises emergency signals different lifejacket designs and gas inflation systems medical survival aspects raising the alarm search and rescue at sea techniques search and rescue by helicopter techniques

Being out out on the sea either on a ship, a motor yacht or a sail cruising boat is a great experience and can be one of the safest activities.

Your chances of survival are greatly increased if you understand how to use the liferaft and equipment – especially how to help yourself and your colleagues survive. However most people never use their liferafts or the equipment in them and in an emergency is not the time to find out.

sea survival coastal safety rya sea school

The importance of having the knowledge to survive if you end up in an emergency situation at sea is crucial.

It is a well proven fact that people with appropriate training are more likely to survive. Liferafts, the equipment they contain and survival techniques form the central part of the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Sea Survival course.

sea survival coastal safety rya sea school

You will be taught about how to launch rafts, what the initial and subsequent actions in a raft are and receive some sound advice on longer term survival. Other topics covered include the design of lifejackets, hypothermia, hyperthermia and Search and Rescue techniques.

An important part of the course is a practical session in a in a real liferaft learning just what it is like and what is involved.

sea survival course coastal safety sea school

Experience first hand the problems of entering an uncooperative liferaft and assisting others while fully kitted out in wet weather gear and a lifejacket.

sea survival coastal safety rya sea school

Course topics include:

  • liferaft design
  • liferaft survival equipment 
  • how to cope with an upturned lifraft
  • personal survival techniques
  • team survival techniques
  • importance of drills and exercises
  • emergency signals
  • different lifejacket designs and gas inflation systems
  • medical survival aspects
  • raising the alarm
  • search and rescue at sea techniques
  • search and rescue by helicopter techniques