Ocean Racing Club of Victoria
Safety & Sea Survival Course (SSSC)
At least 50% of the crew, including the skipper when racing in a Category 1 and at least 30% for Category 2 shall hold a Safety and Sea Survival Course certificate of competence. The ORCV requires 50% for Category 2 events, though it is strongly recommended that for both categories of races all crew members undertake the course. This course is a pre-requisite for ocean racing, not only to meet the safety requirements but to demonstrate an acceptance of your personal and team responsibilities for safety on board an ocean going boat.
All who are planning to spend time on a boat in open water will find this course stimulating and enlightening. It is not only of interest to sailors but also helps shore crew to understand the safety requirements of offshore sailing and the search and rescue process in the event of an emergency.
Experienced offshore sailors/racers may qualify to do the shorter SSSC Update/Revalidation course - click here to for details.
• Man overboard drill
• Inflating personal flotation device (pfd)
• Testing pfd
• Swimming techniques
• Conserving heat
• Retrieving and donning life jacket while in the water
• Righting an upturned liferaft
• Entering a liferaft unassisted
• Contents of survival kit
• Retrieving crew with throwing line
The third session will return to the classroom to complete and review the theory and exam.
We recommend that you prepare for this course as you would for an ocean voyage and suggest you have an early night the day before and avoid alcohol.
The SSSC Full course is conducted over a period of at least 16 hours
Dates, Locations, Times
Sun 23 May, SYC, 8:30am to 6:00pm - Theory, Flare Drill, Fire demonstration and more Theory
Mon 24 May 2010, MSAC Pool, 7:00pm to 10:100pm - Wet Drill
Tue 25 May 2010, SYC, 6:00pm to 10:00pm - Theory & Exam
SYC: Sandringham Yacht Club, Jetty Road Sandringham. Melways Ref: 76 E8
Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre pool on the Northwestern side of Albert Park Lake
$250.00 for financial ORCV members.
$290.00 for non-members and non-financial members.
This includes the registration of the qualification with Yachting Australia.
A Student Resource Pack will be provided.
Gloves and Protective Eyewear for the Flare Drill will be provided.
Enrolment places in this course are limited and can not be reserved. The only way to ensure your enrolment is to provide the following to the ORCV at the same time:
1. Payment of the correct fee
2. Completed Enrolment Booking Form
Click HERE for the enrollment form and then get it back to the office ASAP - it's always a sell-out event.