Join us for the Sea Survival & Safety Training Course in English, June 17 - 18, 2023!

Why do you need it?

The sea survival & safety training course is designed for all small craft users.

The importance of having the knowledge to survive if you end up in an emergency situation at sea is crucial.

It is a well proven fact that people with appropriate training are more likely to survive. Liferafts, the equipment they contain, and survival techniques form the cetnral part of the sea survival & safety course. You will be taught about how to launch rafts, what the initial and subsequent actions in a raft are and receive some sound advice on longer term survival.

Other topics covered include the design of lifejackets, hypothermia and Search and Rescue techniques.

The sea survival & safety training course includes practical session in a pool and students are encouraged to bring along their own wet weather ger and lifejacket, however this is provided if needed. The reason we ask you to wear the real kit is in order to experience first-hand the problems of entering and assisting the entrance of others, into an inflated and uncooperative liferaft whilst fully kitted out.

This is a really hands on course that is taught by an experienced instructor.

This qualification is an essential part of the safety course and is also required for those seeking commercial endorsements on a Coastal Skipper or Yachtmaster Certificate or Competence qualification.  

  • When: June 17-18
  • Schedule: Saturday (10am – 5.30 pm) in the classroom,
  •                     Sunday (8am – 5pm): practical pool training & outside pyrotechnic traininc
  • Where: Vienna
  • Price: € 318 (to be paid to the club account, see details below, no later than April 28, 2023)

Account Details:

  • Name: Vienna International Sailing Club
  • IBAN: AT 85 6000 0102 1028 7200
  • Reference: Safety at Sea Training

Please note that your participation is confirmed upon receipt of payment.

Deadline for Registration: April 25

Min. number of participants: 8

Max. number of participants: 20


  • Saturday: Classroom theory (10.00 – 17.00)
  • Sunday: Practical pool training & outside pyrotechnic training (8.00 – 17.00)

Equipment required: Automatic lift vest and replacements (Provided on request)

For more information, please contact our Training Officer, Frank Honan.

Please ONLY sign up if you plan on going.

Click here for the registration link.