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World Sailing Personal Safety Training Course

Safety for you and your crew

The two day safety training is a certified "World Sailing Approved Offshore Personal Survival Training Course", designed for all sailors with the wish to increase personal safety levels, practice with safety equipment, learn to use a liferaft in an emergency situation and pick up lots of practical and theoretical safety know how. The aim is to significantly increase your and your crew´s safety on board.

The course is officially certified and approved by World Sailing. An official certificate will be issued upon request against a license fee of €10,- for the Austrian Sailing Federation.

The know how will not only help you but also your crew at every sailing trip and race!

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Course content:

  • liferaft and lifejacket
  • fire prevention and fire fighting
  • use of fire extinguisher and fire blanket
  • communication equipment on board (VHF; GMDSS)
  • pyrotechnical distress signals on board
  • care and maintenance of safety equipment
  • storm sails
  • fighting leaks
  • damage prevention - control - assessment  and emergency repairs
  • crew and boat preparation for heavy weather
  • boat handling
  • drogue and sea anchor
  • POB / MOB prevention - detection - retreival
  • assistance in cases of emergency
  • hypothermia
  • search and rescue
  • ....

Schedule (possible changes without further notice)

Saturday, 9 a.m.: theoretical and practical (fire fighting) units until 6 p.m.
Sunday, 9 a.m.: pool, theory and pyrotechnics until approx. 6 p.m.

Price incl. handouts, room, entry fees:

349,- EUR incl. VAT
5% discount for MNA members

Early Registration Discount until T-100days: 15%

Family Package Discount:
For two full-paying adults, a child/adolescent from 12 years up to the age of 19 is free of charge. The second child/second adolescent pays only the half.

Owners Package Discount:
For boat owners with their crews (at least 3 people) we offer a discount of 15% per person.

Partner Package Discount:
If you register with your spouse, you will receive a 15% discount per person.

Discounts for Clubs on request.

Austrian Federation´s Certificate Fee: €10,- (optional)

Event schedule:
Dates can be found in the column to the left or in our calender

Please laod the registration form and return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax to +43 2622 28074-20 or conveniently use our Online Shop event registration system.

Additional information for participants:

  • Please bring foul weather gear, sailing jacket, boots, mid layer, towel for the pool session
  • Personal safety equipment / lifejackets (spares for your lifejacket can be bought on site. We happily accept lifejackets for servicing). Training lifejackets can be hired, please book by Email here>>
  • Please be aware that cloth can get dirty during the fire fighting drill! Jackets, pants, gloves and googles available on site.

World Sailing recommends a refresher course every 5 years!

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