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RYA Sea Survival

There are no scheduled upcoming dates for this course.

If you would like to be alerted as to when the next course date is, or would like to set up a custom date for this course, please get in touch using the Course Enquiry Form below.

Owing to similarities in content, this course is taught alongside STCW Personal Survival Techniques.

Course Outline

A one-day course that will provide an understanding of how to use the safety equipment on board your boat.  An important part of the course is a practical session, experience first-hand the problems of entering a liferaft and assisting others while fully kitted out in wet weather gear and a lifejacket.

Content & Objectives

The course includes the following

  • liferafts and the equipment they contain
  • survival techniques
  • the design of lifejackets
  • medical aspects of sea survival
  • search and rescue techniques

Learning Mode

This is a one day course, including both classroom theory and practical session all taught at the Red Ensign training facility in Cowes. Dry suits, thermal undersuits and lifejackets will be provided.

This training can be very strenuous and involves jumping from a safe height (approx. 1.4m) - in Medina River, getting into and out of a life raft and righting an upturned life raft; we do need therefore, to ensure all our delegates are fit and well in order to be able to take part. Learners must be physically fit and will be required to complete and sign a confidential medical declaration informing us of any health problems that we would have to take into account. We reserve the right to carry out a risk assessment where an individual provides us with doubt of fitness to participate.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal requirements for this course however you should be over 18 years of age.


This one day course costs £150 inc VAT  + £8.50 for the comprehensive RYA book

Accommodation is provided onboard the M/V Sea Trident, moored alongside Red Ensign Training in West Cowes. Offered on a full board or B&B basis, cabins with either a shared communal washroom or a shared en-suite (subject to availability). Please check availability by calling us on 01983 294088 or email.

Course Enquiry Form

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Requirements Checklist
  • 18+ Years of Age

    You must be at-least 18 to attend this course

  • Your Identification Card

    You must bring an official form of identification, such as your Passport, Discharge Book , Driving Licence or National ID.