rya / ISAF World sailing offshore personal survival refresher

Training for recreational and racing skippers and crews who encounter rough weather and problems at sea. The certificate awarded conforms with the eligibility requirements of section 6.01 of the ISAF Special Regulations for category 0, 1 and some category 2 offshore races.

 The RYA/World Sailing Offshore Personal Survival Course (previously known as the ISAF Offshore Survival Course) is for anyone going offshore racing  – such as the Fastnet Yacht Race and other high profile races.

This is a one day refresher course covering the theory of preparing for heavy weather emergencies and abandonment at sea, followed by a practical session on fire fighting and the correct use of flares.

Who this course is for?

  • Delivery skippers/crew
  • One day refresher for the ISAF Offshore Safety course required for activities like the Rolex Fastnet Race

What is included?

  • RYA / ISAF World Sailing Offshore Personal Survival instructor
  • RYA / ISAF World Sailing Offshore Personal Survival Certificate (assuming successful completion)

Course Duration:

Refresher course: 1 day - Approximately 9am - 5pm


Previous Experience/Knowledge: Practical Offshore Sailing Experience. 

Familiarised with Special Regulations: 6.02 and 6.03 (see downloads below) 

Minimum Age: 18 years

Course Content:

  • Heavy Weather - crew routines, boat handling, drogues
  • Emergency Procedures
  • Care and maintenance of safety equipment
  • Liferafts and lifejackets
  • Storm sails
  • Damage control and repair
  • Man overboard prevention and recovery
  • Giving assistance to other craft
  • Hypothermia
  • SAR organisation and methods
  • Communications and equipment
  • Pyrotechnics and EPIRBs
  • Weather forecasting
  • Offshore Special Regulations Elements

Course Dates & Booking:

RYA / World Sailing Offshore Personal Survival Refresher

This fee is for one place on a scheduled group RYA / World Sailing Offshore Personal Survival Refresher Course

  • 1 day World Sailing Offshore Personal Survival Course


  • Sold Out

Pre-course reading / downloads:

Adobe Acrobat Document 1.3 MB