Paper Sailors Rock

Safety and Sea Survival

Australian Sailing accreditedSafety and Sea Survival

The Australian Sailing Safety and Sea Survival (SSSC) course involves classroom presentations and learning activities, and practical exercises in the use of liferafts, inflatable lifejackets, and distress flares. The course is delivered over two full days and is facilitated by a Safety and Sea Survival Instructor. The practical pool exercises will be conducted within a heated swimming pool. 

You will gain a Safety and Sea Survival Qualification Certificate as required for Category 1 and Category 2 races. This certificate is valid for 5 years from the date of the course. 

A refresher course of one day duration is available for those who have attended a Safety and Sea Survival Course previously. 

Upcoming dates

Full Course:

Start Date
Finish Date
Length
Price
Location
Available Spots
Register
11th May 2024
12th May 2024
2 days
$695
RQYS, Brisbane
18
13th July 2024
14th July 2024
2 days
$695
RQYS, Brisbane
20
26th October 2024
27th October 2024
2 days
$695
RQYS, Brisbane
20

Refresher Course:

Start Date
Length
Price
Location
Available Spots
Register
11th May 2024
1 day
$495
RQYS, Brisbane
18
13th July 2024
1 day
$495
RQYS, Brisbane
20
26th October 2024
1 day
$495
RQYS, Brisbane
20

Book Your Adventure Today

0407044663

annette@papersailorsrock.com.au

Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron, Royal Esplanade, Manly QLD, Australia

customer feedback

“One of the best courses I have done, in terms of content and delivery” – SSSC participant

“I felt at home and safe in your hands from the minute I got onboard Fika. I was totally immersed in everything […] I thank you so much for putting your absolute all into making sure we all had the best time ever – including the food and the fun times” – Donna

FAQs

Completing your SSSC with Paper Sailors Rock will involve both classroom and practical activities. The classroom component will be held at the Royal Queensland Yacht Squadron (RQYS). The practical activities, which will involve deploying a liferaft and swimming in a pool, will take place at a local aquatic facility. You will be emailed more information one month prior to the commencement of the course.

It is important to bring a Personal Floatation Device (PFD), and a full set of wet weather gear, including mid-layers and boots. If you do not have these, it is possible to hire a PFD from Paper Sailors Rock. If you do not have wet weather gear, it is recommended to wear waterproof pants and a jacket (for example; hiking, or snow gear) and tracksuit pants, a fleece top and sneakers. The rationale for this is to mimic an abandoned ship where you would be fully clothed.

The SSSC certificate is valid for 5 years. It is then possible to complete the 1 day refresher course. However, if it has been more than 5 years it is recommended to complete the full course again. 

Whilst it is mandatory to complete the SSSC for some category races, it is highly recommended that all sailors going to sea, complete the SSSC, to ensure that you are prepared for any situation. 

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