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Sea Survival and Offshore Safety Course

Reach 4 the Wind are running another Sea Survival and Offshore Safety Course and TOG Members would be made most welcome.

Keith Harding, who runs the courses, is a passionate instructor who relates everything to the “real sailing world”.

I have attended this course myself and would thoroughly recommend it.

Dave Bond    TOG Training Master



To book yourself in please contact Reach 4 the Wind via their website or contact Keith Harding on tel. 07831 431197 or email

Be sure to mention TOG when booking.


The Venue for both Days will be as in 2015 The County Hotel, 45 Birmingham Rd, Walsall WS1 2NG five minutes from junction 7 of the M6.

The price for both days is £195.00 per person, or if you which to attend the Sea Survival Day only the price for that day is £125.00, if you have already completed a Sea Survival course in the last five years and which to upgrade your qualification to the RYA/ISAF Offshore Safety Course you will only need to join “Day Two” at a cost of £110.00

RYA Sea Survival Course (Day One)

The Saturday, 11th February 2017, starts at 9.30 a.m. and should be finished by 7 p.m. sorry about the late finish but we can only get the swimming pool from 4.30pm to 6.30pm

For the pool session, you will need to wear oilskins/waterproofs with swimming costume underneath; please ensure your wet weather gear is clean and the pockets empty. You are welcome to wear your own lifejacket but if so they will need servicing post the course or alternatively we can lend you one FOC. Most students go barefoot for the pool session. You will also need a towel etc. (a limited quantity of Wet weather gear by prior notice is available for hire £20.00 per person)


RYA ISAF Offshore Safety Course (Day Two)

Sunday, 12th February 2017, 9 am start and 4.30pm finish.

Mainly in doors, but we will be doing a couple of outside sessions, so you would need to bring some outdoor clothing. Also during the day, we will be doing several practical exercises which will include some floor work.

Both days Tea, Coffee and water is provided, but please bring along a packed lunch. (sandwich shop nearby if needed)

After the weekend, you will be presented with The RYA Basic Sea Survival Certificate and the ISAF/RYA Offshore Safety Course Certificate. Together they satisfy the training required of ISAF Offshore Special Regulation 6.01 for category 0, 1 and category 2 offshore races. It is suitable for skippers and crews of yachts wishing to take part in the Rolex Fastnet Race.