ISAF World Sailing Offshore Safety




1 Day

Assumed Pre-Course Ability

None, Beginner

Ability after the course

After finishing the RYA / MCA Sea Survival course the candidates will have an understanding on how to use the correct equipment and help preserve in the eventuality of an emergency at sea

Minimum Age

Age 17 +

Exam Type / Duration

Continual assessment

Max. Instructor / Student Ratio


The RYA/ISAF World Sailing Offshore Safety course equips both racers and cruisers with the skills and knowledge necessary to both prevent and deal with emergencies offshore. Whilst this course satisfies the training requirements for many offshore races it is equally suited to those who undertake blue water cruises and may be beyond immediate help.

In order to obtain the full ISAF World Sailing Offshore Safety Certification students will need to complete both this course and the one day RYA Sea Survival course. We would also strongly recommend attending the one day RYA First Aid course and whilst this is not a requirement for the actual ISAF certificate it is required to be held by a certain number of crew on some races.

The course satisfies the training required by ISAF Offshore Special Regulations 6.01 for category 0, 1 and some category 2 offshore races. The RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety Course is split between both theoretical and practical hands on training.

VENUE: Bristol Maritime Academy, Underfall Yard, Cumberland Road, Bristol, BS1 6XG