The RYA Sea Survival course is designed for all small craft users. The importance of having the knowledge to survive if 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 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 and Search and Rescue techniques.
The course includes a two hour practical session in a pool and students are encouraged to bring along their own wet weather gear and lifejacket in order to experience first hand the problems of entering and assisting the entrance of others into an inflated and uncooperative liferaft whilst fully kitted out.
It is a must for those looking for a commercial endorsement to other RYA certificates. Course fee includes course handbook.
The Centre is confident it can provide what you need for your shorebased course. Paper and pens will always be readily available but again some prefer to bring their own notepads and files. We have lecture rooms with Smartboards and a range of teaching tools to assist with your course.
The Sea Survival course requires activities based in the swimming pool. Please make sure at time of booking you are informed exactly what to bring for this and as ever take the known items such as towel and dry clothes.×
On arrival check in at our reception which is situated in the main entrance. You will be asked to complete a form with course and emergency contact details. A room key will be issued for residential guests and a brief outline of Centre facilities indicated.
Main timings of our day are:
Lunch: 1230hrs. For residential guests - Breakfast: 0830hrs & Dinner: 1800hrs
All meals are served in the dining area.
Activity times. Your activity will run from 0930 – 1630hrs.
Your instructors will guide you with clothing, activity and the content of the sessions.
Residential Guests: Evenings are generally free time unless your course has specific tutelage incorporated or activities have been pre-arranged.
If you are on a single day course the 0915hrs ferry from Largs to Cumbrae will get you here in sufficient time and plan for the 1730 return crossing.×