RYA/World Sailing Sea Safety & Survival Course

For all World Sailing Category 1 offshore yacht races at least 50% of a crew (including the skipper) shall have undertaken the Sea Safety & Survival training.  APY runs this courses on behalf of the Hong Kong Sailing Federation. Successful participants will receive a World Sailing certificate that will last for five years before further safety training is necessary.  This certificate will be accepted at other regattas where there is such a requirement.

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Pre-course Practical Requirements:The pool session can be physically demanding and requires a reasonable level of physical fitness e.g. 2 hrs of pool drills such as swimming in restrictive clothing, independent boarding of a liferaft, righting a liferaft, etc. All students must complete the pool exercises in order to receive a World Sailing certificate. Please contact APY if you have any doubts about your physical ability to complete the course e.g. physical limitations, medical conditions, pregnancy, etc.
Pre-course Theory Requirements:None
Location:RHKYC, Kellett Island, Causeway Bay, Hong Kong
Course duration:2 days.
Language:English (special courses are run infrequently in Cantonese and Mandarin, contract APY for detials)
Minimum age:16
What’s Included:Light lunch on both days and tea/coffee throughout the day.

RYA Sea Survival Handbook.

What’s Not Included:1. Wet weather protective clothing suitable for offshore.

2. Gas inflatable lifejacket (not buoyancy aid) that meets the ISO 12402-3 standard i.e:

- Gas inflation (manual or automatic).

- Leg/crutch straps.

Students not having access to a suitable offshore clothing or lifejacket can hire these from APY (can be add to order when booking the course).

Cost:HKD 2,900 for HKSF personal members, HKSF associated club or HKSF affiliated associations and HKD 3,400 for non-HKSF members.
Exam:Multiple choice questions in English. Please advise APY if you may need assistance in translation.
Award:HKSF World Sailing Sea Safety & Survival Course Certificate

Day 1

  • Course Registration @ 0850hrs.  Its essential that all students arrive on time for the course registration or you will be deemed not to have attended the full course.
  • Course Starts @ 0900hrs.
  • Lunch @ 1215hrs to 1300hrs.
  • Day Ends @ 1700hrs.

Day 2

  • Course Registration @ 0850hrs.  Its essential that all students arrive on time for the course registration or you will be deemed not to have attended the full course.
  • Pool Session @ 0900hrs to 1200hrs.
  • Lunch and Pool Session Debrief @ 1200hrs to 1230hrs.
  • Exam @ 1600hrs.
  • Course Ends @ 1700hrs.

Students must bring on the morning of the 2nd day:

1. Wet weather protective clothing suitable for offshore.
2. Gas inflatable lifejacket (not buoyancy aid) that meets the ISO 12402-3 standard i.e:

  • 150N Gas inflation (manual or automatic).
  • Leg/crutch straps.

Students not having access to a suitable offshore clothing or lifejacket can hire these from APY (can be add to order when booking the course).

If a student brings along clothing or a lifejacket not meeting the requirements above they will be required to hire the equipment from APY before they can proceed with the pool session.

Safety: Safety Ethos * Responsibilities * Crew Training * Safety Equipment * Communications Equipment * Care and Maintenance of Safety Equipment * Man Overboard Prevention and Recovery * Grab Bag Contents * Personal Care & Hygiene * Hot & Cold * Stability * Weather * Storm Sails * Heavy weather * Liferafts

Survival: MoB * Cold Water, Drowning & Hypothermia * Abandoning * Liferaft * Distress Communications * Damage Control & Repair * Fire Precautions and Fire Fighting * Pyrotechnics * Search Patterns * Giving Assistance * Hong Kong SAR Organization and Methods *

Practical: Safety Equipment * Lifejacket Servicing * Liferaft & Survival Techniques * Flares * Fire Extinguisher * Rig Cutting * MoB Recovery * Towing