Delivered as a one-day course based in the classroom and in a pool covering basic knowledge and experience of personal survival principles and techniques that can be applied to maximise chances in a survival situation. We use the STCW 95 course for this and it is valid for 5 years. RYA shorebased and STCW courses are run through our parent company SeaRegs Training.

Book on a Sea Survival course below.  Future dates are available, please contact the office for details. 

Price: £160 (World Sailing Offshore Safety £290)
Previous Experience: None
Assumed Knowledge: None
Duration: 1 day (World Sailing Offshore Safety 2 days)
Location: Turnchapel Wharf, Plymouth, Devon, UK

Course Content:

  • Safety Equipment Onboard
  • Search and Rescue
  • Lifejackets and Use
  • Abandoning Ship
  • Cold Exposure
  • Pool Session inc Use of Liferafts

Costs include:

  • Lunch & Refreshments
  • Course notes book
  • Transport to pool

Courses are non-residential so accommodation is required in one of the many hotels or guest houses near the Centre. We can provide a list of recommendations.


Crews competing in offshore and long distance races are required to have attended a World Sailing Offshore Safety Course within the last 5 years. It is a 2 day course covering care & maintenance of safety equipment, storm sails, damage control, crew routines, man overboard prevention & recovery, giving assistance to other crafts, SAR organisation and methods, practical fire precautions & fire fighting and distress alerting. Some members of the crew may also be required to complete a first aid course too.

For groups of 6 or more, courses can be arranged at a date and venue to suit and the training can be tailored to your group. During 2014 SeaRegs (our parent company) worked alongside Ocean Safety to provide Advanced Survival training for the Volvo Ocean Race teams, whilst we can’t always promise an environmental pool with waves, spray and blackout or dressing up as fireman we ill endeavour to make the training as realistic as possible.