The Recognised Training Centre (RTC)
must also hold recognition for RYA/MCA Basic Sea Survival courses.
running this course may also run the one-day, five yearly update course.
outside the UK may be required to provide a letter of support from its MNA for
delivering training for the RYA/World Sailing Offshore Personal Survival Certificate, unless a precedent already
RYA/World Sailing Offshore Personal Survival Certificate.
Initial course: Two days - One day RYA/MCA Basic Sea Survival course plus one day covering heavy weather sailing, emergency procedures and offshore special regulations.
Five yearly refresher course: One day in line with the World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations (see Related articles).
assessment during course
RYA/World Sailing Offshore Personal Survival Instructor;
OR a combination of:
- an RYA Sea Survival Instructor for the Basic Sea Survival element including pool session,
- an RYA Offshore Safety Instructor for the additional heavy weather, emergency procedures and offshore special regulations elements.
Maximum 16 students to one instructor. Maximum number of students must not exceed twice the liferaft capacity.
D14.7 Course materials
course syllabus and structure can be found in the Training section of the World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations (see Related articles). A detailed course plan is
required prior to recognition being granted.
On successful completion of a course, the RTC must issue the student with
the appropriate certificate and keep a record of the certificate at the
|RIOS RYA/WS Offshore Personal Survival Certificate
|G43 Sea Survival Handbook
G133 Weather Handbook
Many of the publications and packs above are also available as eBooks. See the Recognised
Training Centre Price List for details.
Visual aids appropriate to the course should be provided along with
materials such as handbooks, videos, animations and eBooks. Instructors
should also provide their own additional training aids.
Refer to the Training section of the World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations (see Related articles).