An important part of the course is a practical session in a swimming pool. Experience first-hand the problems of entering a liferaft and assisting others, while fully kitted out in wet weather gear and a lifejacket.
Course topics include: liferafts and the equipment they contain; survival techniques; the design of lifejackets; medical aspects of sea survival; search and rescue techniques.
You will need to bring a change of clothes and perhaps some waterproofs that you would normally use while sailing, a towel and a pen and paper. Tea and coffee facilities are available but it is advisable to bring a packed lunch as only light refreshments are available on site.
If you wish, the venue has wet weather gear available to hire but we need to book this in advance. The cost is £10 per person.
An excellent outfit, well equipped with good boats and brilliant instructors, that is small enough to give a warm personal service but big enough to cope with the full gamut of yachting experiences.
A group of four of us booked our day skipper practical and theory through First Class Sailing. From the start to finish, they were friendly and professional, making the whole process a very enjoyable experience. Our instructor Graham, was excellent, he made us feel at ease from the moment we arrived at the boat for our first weekend and had a fantastic teaching style; we learnt so much whilst having great fun at the same time. The food supplied was good, boat was new, clean and in good condition. Would certainly use First Class again for any future courses and would recommend without hesitation.
First Class Sailing should be your only choice for embarking on any theoretical or practical learning experience you may require. Regardless of previous experience it is defiantly No1. Choice for getting the best start around your sailing experience requirements.
I have completed competent crew, theory/practice day skipper and VHF courses with First Class Sailing. All were conducted to the highest standard, with excellent very experienced instructors. Easy booking online, plus friendly and efficient office support when needed. Will use First Class Sailing again.