Mooloolaba Marina
Online Pre-Course Work
The Australian Sailing Safety & Sea Survival Course (SSSC) is critical for skippers and crew wanting to acquire or update survival skills, especially those seeking to obtain their basic sea survival for small craft. When registering for this course you have two options: This is a hybrid delivery course, with an online learning component that is completed prior to a one day practical session involving life-raft drills, survival techniques in the water and flare usage. Upon registering for a course date (which is for the practical session), you will receive online course login information. Any course date that is a single date is a hybrid course. This course is designed to equip all offshore sailors with the skills to survive in the event of vessel abandonment or the more likely event of falling overboard. This training has been developed by a very experienced panel of offshore sailors who have a life time of sailing offshore with experience in both hemispheres and in both the Antarctic and Arctic waters. Whilst the focus is on the practical aspects of survival, the need to develop a culture of safety on board cruising and racing yachts, both mono hull and multihull, is to the fore of this weekend course. “From the evidence of the survivors of the yacht ‘WINSTON CHURCHILL’ and the tests conducted by the NSW Water Police… it is indisputable that trained crew have a greater likelihood of survival than untrained crew” Coroner Abernathy-Inquest Into the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race.

What will I learn?

  • How to use a Life Raft
  • How to Survive in the Water
  • Helicopter Rescue Drills
  • Practical Use of Flares
  • Meteorology for Sailors
  • Damage Control
  • Heavy Weather Seamanship
  • Fire Fighting Techniques, and More

What do I bring?

  • RYA log book (if you have one),
  • change of clothes
  • Offshore wet weather gear including sea boots (if you have them), or heavy clothing (jeans & jumper/overalls and shoes)
  • PFD (life jacket) with crutch strap (we do not hire these, cheap ones can be purchased for around $50),
  • Safety harness with crutch strap and tether if you have one,
  • Sun protection,
  • Footwear (closed) for flare drills (deck shoes or sea boots – NO sandals or thongs),
  • Long sleeved shirt for wet drills
  • note pad and pen, clipboard.

Make an enquiry about this course.