Sea Survival

"MARITIME TRAINING" specialises in the "RYA Small Craft basic sea survival" courses for both commercial and pleasure sailors. This one-day course is a RYA certified course and is a pre-requisite of someone who requires a commercial endorsement to his or her Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster certificate.


The following subjects are covered during the course: -

Types of lifejackets.
Construction and classification of liferafts.
Liferaft packs and equipment.
Preparation for survival.
Two hours practical liferaft training in a pool.
Cold water survival.
The medical aspects of survival.
The rescue services.

Lifejackets and foul weather gear is worn during the two-hour pool training session. Students are required to sign a health declaration stating that they are fit to carry out the practical time in the swimming pool.

Block bookings of up to twelve persons will be offered special rates. This is particularly suited to students undertaking night school theory courses.

Mike Dymond who runs the courses was selected to do the very first instructor's course and has taken hundreds of sailors through the survival course. He has also spent time in a liferaft for real!

"Maritime Training" is RYA recognised for RYA theory courses, RYA/DoT Sea Survival Training and RYA radar courses.