Offshore Personal Survival Instructor 

Minimum age 18
Required certificates
  • First aid certificate
  • RYA/MCA Small Craft Basic Sea Survival Certificate
  • RYA/World Sailing Offshore Personal Survival Certificate
  • RYA Sea Survival Instructor Certificate
  • Significant offshore racing experience, as skipper, or races of four days or more, on a range of crewed yachts of differing sizes of vessel and crew.
  • Sailing a range of weather conditions preferably in different latitudes.
  • When applying for the instructor course, applicants must submit their offshore racing CV.
Training course

One day course and assessment.

Successful candidates of this course will then be invited to prepare their course syllabus and programme and present it to the Training Department for review prior to be appointed as an instructor.

Qualified to teach RYA/World Sailing Offshore Personal Survival Course
RYA membership Required

The instructor course is organised centrally by the RYA. It is always heavily subscribed, so if you are interested in attending, please send your CV to

RYA Offshore Personal Survival Instructor course dates

An effective instructor must have credibility with students and a genuine interest and engagement with the subject is essential for this. Questions from students will often stray outside the core syllabus or be concerned with seeking advice about equipment or situations. Without enthusiasm and a depth of knowledge far above the RYA syllabus, this credibility could easily be lost. it is difficult to quantify in writing exactly what this means but without extensive practical experience of the subject, candidates are unlikely to be successful on this instructor course.

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Article Published: March 11, 2015 13:50

Article Updated: April 28, 2017 14:52


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