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Safety Courses

Safety Sunday

Safety Sunday is a Club-level course designed to promote and develop an awareness of boating safety. You’ll learn and practice safety skills to prevent the kinds of incidents which can occur during local offshore and shorthanded racing and cruising. Man overboard, flares, epirbs, marine radio, lifejackets and rafts, offshore rescues all covered. A worthwhile and ‘value for money’ day for all active members.

Safety & Sea Survival Course (SSSC)

This course is a requirement for offshore racing including the Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race. A valuable experience for racing and cruising sailors alike. An essential learning forum for anyone who ever takes to the sea in a sailing vessel either professionally or recreationally. The SSSC certificate awarded conforms with the eligibility requirements of section 6.01 of the ISAF  for category 0, 1 and some category 2 offshore races.

The intensive two day course aims to deliver up-to-date information and current techniques in an interactive and safe learning environment. The course includes a practical wet drill where candidates will become familiar with the deployment and use of a life raft and flare detonation in a controlled environment and theory sessions which should greatly enhance the chances of survival in the event of an emergency at sea.

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Maintaining your Certificate – Your SSS Certificate is valid for 5 years. Following this you will be required to attend an Update Course to maintain your certification.

Recognition of Prior Learning  – Australian Sailing recognise that other courses contain some of the same content. As such, you may be able to credit previous qualifications towards a Safety and Sea Survival Course Certificate.

Your Certification – Looking to see if your certification is current? You can find out online.