Offshore Personal Survival Course January 2020
Ever wondered what it is like to fire a flare, or what would happen if your inflatable lifejacket got wet? What about trying to swim with all of your gear on? If you have ever wondered, then this course is for you.
You will get to:
- fire hand-held flares
- use a fire extinguisher on a real fire
- swim in a pool with your fowlies and lifejacket on
- get into a life raft
- cut rigging with your bolt cutters
Although this course is called Offshore Personal Survival Course, it is ideal for the every day boater. There’s no point carrying all that fancy safety equipment if you don’t know how to use it … so here’s your chance!
Whether you’re sailing across to Rochester, to the Caribbean or in the Lake Ontario 300, something could go wrong and you could be in a position to use your safety equipment and save someone’s life. Learn all about emergency situations … how search and rescue works, the effectiveness of safety equipment, how to predict heavy weather and how to manage in heavy weather.
Your instructors for this course have faced 70+ knot winds, mountainous seas, mast failures, hi line helicopter lifts, ship to ship transfers and more.
This World Sailing two-day course is internationally recognized and Sail Canada approved. All of this laced with real life stories of the sea. Heading for an afternoon of fun or horizons beyond? Make sure you have this course under your belt!
This course is conducted over two days:
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Sunday, January 12, 2020
Ontario Sailing Office
17 – 70 Unsworth Drive, Hamilton
Course Costs: $450.00 +HST ($508.50)