Safety and Sea Survival Course

Completed Yachting Australia’s Safety and Sea Survival Course on the weekend. Had a lot of fun doing it as it was a great course with a great set of other attendees. Chris, the instructor was excellent and was very passionate about the whole course as he’s actually relied on a liferaft to save his life. Wow!. Learnt heaps and have added a few things to my to do list.. The course was developed following the fatalitities of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race.  It was fairly intensive and ran for the full two days.  Saturday was all theory followed by an exam (which I passed!).  Sunday had us in the water in our full wet weather gear and lifejacket. We practiced huddling and a congo line in our lifejackets before  deploying and using  a life raft, flare detonation and using a fire extinguisher and fire blanket. Really enjoyed a couple of beers with everyone else in the Hillary’s Yacht Club bar with everyone else that did the course afterwards.