The RYA/WSOP Offshore Safety course equips both racers and cruisers with the skills and knowledge necessary to both prevent and deal with emergencies offshore. Whilst this course satisfies the training requirements for many offshore races it is equally suited to those who undertake blue water cruises and may be beyond immediate help.
The course satisfies the training required by WSOP Offshore Special Regulations 6.01 for category 0, 1 and some category 2 offshore races. The RYA/WSOP Offshore Safety Course is split between both theoretical and practical hands on training.
Subjects covered include care & maintenance of safety equipment, storm sails, damage Control, crew routines, man overboard prevention and recovery, giving assistance to other craft, SAR organisation and methods, practical fire precautions and fire fighting and distress alerting and survivor location aids.
In order to obtain the full WSOP Offshore Safety Certification students will need to complete both this course and the one day RYA Sea Survival course.Equipment and Kit Information
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.×
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.×