The Offshore Personal Safety Course (a.k.a. Safety at Sea – Sea Survival) is for experienced sailors who plan to participate in distance and offshore races and cruising passages. The course includes classroom and practical sessions. Topics covered include safety equipment, storm sails, weather forecasts, heavy weather, man overboard, emergency signals and communications. Practical sessions include inflating and using lifejackets, life rafts and other safety equipment in a pool environment. The course is Sail Canada – World Sailing Approved.
Participants who successfully complete the course receive an Offshore Personal Safety Course certificate, valid for five years. Participants who have previously taken this training in BC are eligible for a 25% reduction in the registration price (have your expired/expiring certificate number ready when registering).
Comprehensive information about the course, including Student Requirements and Advance Information, is available at http://www.bcsailing.bc.ca/safetyatsea.php.
For details about an upcoming course on October 13-14, 2017 at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club and to register, click here. Registration deadline is September 29. If there is sufficient demand, another course will be offered on November 26-27.