Improving Safety & Sea Survival training

Improving Safety & Sea Survival training

At last updating your Safety & Sea Survival certificate has got easier. In simple terms if you’ve ever completed a Yachting Australia Safety & Sea Survival course, you can attend a one-day refresher, regardless of how long ago or when it expired. We’ve also removed any requirement for recording sea time.

A survey of around 1,500 certificate holders identified time and cost as barriers to attending a refresher course, so we’ve redesigned the training to make it shorter and more relevant. Sadly we found only around 16% ever updated their certificates, so considering the changes in technology and equipment, this was not a good safety outcome. Of those who did attend, 99% were racing sailors and doing this because of rule requirements so the content obviously needs to meet their requirements.

Updated courses are now purposely designed for racing sailors but are still useful for anyone who has previously completed a Safety & Sea Survival course. The 8 hour course still includes practical in-water survival techniques and liferafts, but focuses far more on lessons learned from recent incidents, the latest technology, and changes to equipment requirements.

We have 14 training Centres across Australia delivering the Safety and Sea Survival course, contact the list below for course availability.

Above & Beyond Boating NEWPORT NSW
Flying Fish MOSMAN NSW
Marine SafetyWorks KAREELA NSW
Master Class TORONTO NSW
Pacific Sailing School Pty Ltd RUSHCUTTERS BAY NSW
Yachting Australia ST LEONARDS NSW
Derwent Sailing Squadron - SailTrain SANDY BAY TAS
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania SANDY BAY TAS
Ocean Racing Club of Victoria FOOTSCRAY VIC
Yachtmaster Sailing School BRIGHTON VIC
Offshore Maritime Training Centre MANLY QLD
Sunshine Sailing Australia Pty Ltd MOOLOOLABA QLD
The Darwin Sailing Club Inc FANNIE BAY ACT
Yachting Western Australia Crawley WA
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