Trained crew have a greater chance of survival in emergency situations than untrained crew, making this course valuable for ocean racers and bluewater cruisers alike. The course was developed by Australian Sailing to provide survival training for offshore sailors and is mandatory for 50% of a yacht’s crew in Category 1 Offshore Races and recommended for Category 2.
Through case studies and classroom discussions, students gain skills and knowledge to: understand and manage risks; understand the responsibilities of owners, skippers and crew; and ultimately maximise the chances of survival during incidents and emergencies at sea. The course covers equipment, procedures and survival techniques; and students gain confidence in hands-on drills with distress flares and life raft safety equipment, reducing the uncertainty from emergency situations.
No experience required!
Two days, or one day for refresher
Australian Sailing certified Safety & Sea Survival Certificate
A great place to learn all things about sailing, experienced Captains who are only to happy to answer any and all questions, a great experience,
Well organized with a wonderful team and instructors. Completed my Comp Crew and looking forward to doing the Day skipper next.
We were lucky enough to spend a day with Jamie on Moreton bay and can’t speak highly enough about it. Three of us with varied previous experience of sailing joined with a father and son to share in a day of learning the ropes. The day was tailored to our varied needs and at all times we were able to ask questions and glean experience from Jamie’s wealth of knowledge. We would highly recommend signing up for a course if you’re interested in getting back on the water after a hiatus. Thanks so much guys! It was a priceless day!
We cannot express how wonderful our experience was with Jamie . He is very professional and patient in teaching us how to handle our new acquisition. Whether you are a seasoned sailor or a novice, it’s well worth spending time with a calm and knowledgeable instructor from Southern Cross. Thanks Jamie