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!

  • This is a theory/pool based course and is not weather dependent.
  • No courses are scheduled at the moment. Please contact us (ocean@rpnyc.org.nz or 04 939 6702) to express interest.