rya sea survival course, Poole


A one-day course for anyone going to sea, providing an understanding of how to use the safety equipment on board your boat and give you the knowledge of what to do in an emergency situation.

A genuine lifesaver!

Cruising is one of the safest leisure sporting activities, and 99.9% of those afloat will never use their liferaft. However, if you are part of the unlucky 0.1% your chances of survival will be greatly increased if you understand how to use the equipment and how to help yourself. 

It is a well-proven fact that, in the event of an emergency at sea, people with training are more likely to survive.

An important part of the course is a practical session in a swimming pool. Experience first hand the problems of entering an uncooperative liferaft and assisting others while fully kitted out in wet weather gear and a lifejacket.

Who this course is for?

  • Any recreational boater
  • Delivery skippers/crew
  • RIB skippers
  • Those looking to commercial endorse their RYA Powerboat, Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster™ certificate
  • One day of the ISAF Offshore Safety course required for activities like the Rolex Fastnet Race

What is included?

  • RYA Sea Survival Instructor
  • RYA Sea Survival Handbook
  • Classroom and pool based sessions
  • Use of a foam lifejacket (if you do not have your own)
  • RYA Sea Survival Certificate (assuming successful completion)

What is not included: 

  • Use of wet weather gear (please contact us if you do not have any)

Course Duration:

One day - Approximately 9am - 5pm

Pre-Course:

Previous Experience/Knowledge: None

Minimum Age: 12 years (if Under 18, the child must attend with a parent/guardian)

Course Content:

  • Liferafts and the equipment they contain 
  • Survival techniques 
  • Life raft launching, initial & subsequent actions
  • The design of lifejackets 
  • Medical aspects of sea survival 
  • Search and rescue techniques

Format of the day:

9am Start in our classroom with a practical session in a nearby heated swimming pool. 

Poole Harbour Sea Survival


RYA Sea Survival Course

This fee is for one place on a scheduled group RYA Sea Survival Course

£120.00

  • Sold Out

Private Group RYA Sea Survival Course

An RYA Sea Survival course set up on a mutually viable date just for you and your family / crew / group

£550.00

  • Available