Please Note: We are not able to offer this course at Miramar Sailing School, but can arrange for it to be taken as the equivalent STCW Personal Survival Techniques one day course as an individual module within the STCW 10 at our associate MCA Training Centre in Antigua. These courses are held regularly.

This course gives you the introduction of what to do should you ever need to abandon ship and take to the liferaft. The course covers basic survival afloat, what to take with you, and how best to survive whilst awaiting rescue. The practical part of the course takes place in the pool where you will don a lifejacket and practice your skills getting in and out of the liferaft. You will be required to wear your swim suit, shorts and T shirt or track suit bottoms whilst completing the pool session. Please bring a towel.

RYA Basic Sea Survival or STCW Personal Survival Techniques are a pre-requisite for a Commercial Endorsement

The aim of this course is to give an understanding of how to use the safety equipment carried on small boats, including a practical session in launching and boarding a life raft.

The course is recommended by the RYA & MCA.

Sea Survival Handbook
COURSE FEE US$245 – Currency Converter

Course Content: See Syllabus.

Course Duration: 09:00 – 17:30 including a 2 hour practical session in the water. Please bring a towel.

Availability:

  • As part of the STCW course held monthly between November and May. This course can be taken as an individual module.
  • Reserve your dates.

Discounts are not available for this course.

Consider our 1 or 2 day training courses that will enhance your training and make the most of your time in Antigua. Not only will you maximise the investment in your trip, you will depart with two RYA qualifications instead of one!

If you wish to include any of the following in your package please Contact Us for availability

Please visit our USA Online Store, or UK Online Store for the following recommended pre-course study materials, and a selection of clothing, sailing and travel accessories.

  • RYA Sea Survival Handbook
  • RYA Boat Safety Handbook

To assist with your planning we offer some suggestions for Accommodation and Travel

Basic Sea Survival Syllabus

BSS - Syllabus

Preparation for Sea Survival
Survival difficulties
Survival requirements
Equipment available
Actions prior to abandonment

Life Jackets
Design & construction
Correct donning procedure
Purpose & use

Safety Harness
Purpose & use

Life Rafts
Stowage & containment on board
Types, design & construction
Launching
Abandoning the vessel
Boarding the life raft
Righting a capsize
Life raft equipment
Initial actions to be taken after boarding


Miramar Lifejacket
Sea-survival Life Raft