ISAF Category 2 – Survival at Sea

Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedintumblrmailDoing Round Ireland Race on 20th June? Or just want to survive! TWO DAY COURSE to ISAF CATEGORY “2” Covers the full ISAF/ISA approved programme required for offshore races. Sunday April 11th & Monday 12th April The course is being delivered by: John Leahy (Oceanmaster Sail Training RYA/ISA Yachtmaster Ocean) Matt Reid, (Leinster Cruising School and ISA Yachtmaster Examiner) Kevin Rahill (MNTB and RYA Sea Survival Instructor.) The course design provides for one complete day covering all aspects of sea survival, and an afternoon wet-session in a warm pool. The second day covers the balance of subjects with interactive hands-on practical work, audio-visual presentations and group discussion. The full programme includes: Care & maintenance of safety equipment Storm sails / Damage control and repair Heavy weather – crew routines, boat handling, drogues Man overboard prevention and recovery Giving assistance to other craft Hypothermia SAR organisation and methods Weather forecasting Liferafts & lifejackets (theory) Liferafts & lifejackets (practical) Fire precautions and fire fighting (theory) Fire precautions and fire fighting (practical) CPR and first aid (theory) CPR and first aid (practical) Communications equipment (theory) Communications equipment (practical) Pyrotechnics & EPIRBS (theory) Pyrotechnics & EPIRBS (practical)  Upon completion an ISA/ISAF certificate of completion is awarded which has a validity of 5 years and is good for all offshore events run under ISAF rules. The cost of the course is €270. Coffee is included and a light bar lunch is available at modest cost. Please contact John  Leahy at  or call 01 2894292 Text 0871360380