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2 Day ISAF Offshore Safety and Sea Survival Course Calgary

REGISTRATION OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON MEMBERS BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND What you get? 2 days of theoretical and practical personal offshore safety and sea survival training that prepares participants to negotiate passage making and ocean racing with competence and confidence. The course is endorsed by Sail Canada and leads to the award of an ISAF personal offshore safety certificate of competence. The international certificate is valid for a period of five years for offshore racing.

2013-11-30 to 2013-12-01
When: 30/11/2013
From 9:00 AM Until 6:00 PM
Where: SAIT Athletics and Recreation Center
1301 16th Ave NW
Calgary, Alberta  T2M 0L4
Canada
Contact: Mike Gregory
403-257-9874


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2 Day ISAF Offshore Safety and Sea Survival Course

  November 30th- December 1st 2013

What you get?

2 days of theoretical and practical personal offshore safety and sea survival training that prepares participants to negotiate passage making and ocean racing with competence and confidence. The course is endorsed by Sail Canada and leads to the award of an ISAF personal offshore safety certificate of competence. The international certificate is valid for a period of five years for offshore racing.

Who should get it?

Cruisers as well as coastal, offshore and distance yacht racers and anyone contemplating extended sailing across open water that requires any degree of self-sufficiency. The course is especially valuable to crewmates who sail together offering the opportunity for team training and mutual understanding of each other's strengths and weaknesses as a team. There are no pre-requisite qualifications or sailing experience required.

Preparation, clothing and personal equipment

There is no pre-reading required for this course. If you want to brush up on pertinent information there is a wealth of knowledge on the resource page here .
You should have outdoor wear suitable for the time of year and the forecast daily weather. For classroom sessions casual dress is appropriate. For wet drills you are required to bring pants, shirt and socks and clean footwear to wear in the pool. You are highly encouraged to bring your own foul weather gear and PFD to try out in the pool. Typically people discover that their personal equipment either does not fit or perform the way they thought. The best time to discover your life saving solution fails is in the pool .


Please note that flare firing can be a dirty business. The chemicals stain and the hot slag can burn tiny holes in your garments. Dress accordingly. Trainees are encouraged to bring their own foul weather gear, boots, PFD and re-arm kit to experience the challenge of their own equipment in the water.

Examinable material

The training is pass or fail. No certificate can be issued without demonstrating a minimum competence in the theory and practical portions of the course. There are two 15 minute written exams that are either in a multiple choice or true or false format. Additionally, there is an ongoing evaluation in the pool. For example, a trainee who cannot right a capsized life raft in a safe, effective and repeatable manner will not pass the wet drills.

Wet Drills

The following are examples of the wet drills on this course. All wet drills are done fully clothed and in footwear:
(1) swim the length of an Olympic size pool, unaided, on your own time, without a lifejacket
(2) tread water in the middle of the pool for at least 2 minutes without a lifejacket
(3) don a life jacket thrown to you in the middle of the pool
(4) orally inflate a life jacket on your person in the water
(5) tow a survivor on your back the length of a pool wearing lifejackets
(6) float in the HELP position
(7) make interlocking rings of survivors in the water
(8) jump from height (like a small diving board) and manually activate CO2 to inflate your lifejacket in the water
(9) launch and inflate a 6/8/10 man life raft
(10) right a capsized life raft unaided wearing a life jacket
(11) board a life raft and help survivors board a life raft
(12) life raft initial action drills
(13) distress signalling
(14) secondary drills

Drills (1), (6), and (10) are critical performance objectives - you must complete them to pass the course and earn a certificate

What are the instructor's yacht ratings and qualifications?

Captain Eric Hill, Air Navigator RCAF:


RYA diesel engine instructor
RYA radar instructor
CYA cruising instructor
CYA-RYA yacht master instructor
MCA UK commercial master of sailing vessels to 200gt
Advanced medical first responder
Offshore training skipper for the Royal Canadian Navy 2007-2012.
1500 flight hours maritime helicopters including search and rescue

Go to www.seasurvival.ca for complete Offshore Safety and Sea Survival Course Syllabus

Course Venue:

SAIT Campus Aquatic Center

Room V127 and Pool

Registration for Members and Non Members $410.00 plus GST $20.50 = $430.50

Registration is Now Open to Non Members

Registration Deadline is October 30th, 2013

 

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