Advanced sea survival

A comprehensive theoretical (classroom) and practical (wet drill) course required by crew competing in offshore (category 1) races. This ISAF and Yachting New Zealand approved course is held over a full weekend.

Coastal yachting experience is recommended. Water confidence is required for the wet drill.

Students will receive the Advanced Sea Survival qualification (recognised by Yachting NZ & World Sailing) which is valid for five years, and NZQA unit standard 12309 is available.

The course includes:

  • Safety and emergency planning
  • Man overboard, life rafts and emergency equipment
  • Distress signals and responsibilities
  • Fire precautions and fire fighting
  • Medical care aboard
  • Damage control
  • Weather and forecasting
  • Heavy weather techniques
  • Storm sails

This course has a practical component involving a liferaft in the neighbouring Freyberg Pool. The pool is indoors and heated.

Please bring whatever you would be wearing in adverse conditions at sea, including yout wet weather gear, boots and lifejacket. Oh, and bring a towel… you will get wet!

Upcoming Courses

Sea Survival 23: 11 & 12 May 9am-5pm. Course full. Email ocean@rpnyc.org.nz to waitlist or to register your interest in a future course.

To book, please select the course start date and number of people attending from the book now box on this page.  If you need help check out our booking help. The advanced sea survival course costs $390.

If these course times don’t suit please email ocean@rpnyc.org.nz to be notified when new courses are scheduled.