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The World Sailing recognised, Australian Sailing Safety and Sea Survival Course (SSSC) was developed following the fatalities of the 1998 Sydney to Hobart Race. This course is an essential learning forum for anyone who takes to sea, whether by sail or motor vessel, or for professional or recreational reasons. The intensive two day course aims to deliver up-to-date information and current techniques in an interactive environment. Included in the course are practical exercises where candidates will become familiar with the deployment and use of liferafts, and the use of inflatable lifejackets in a pool; plus a flare deployment practice.
The certificate awarded meets the eligibility requirements of section 6.01 of the World Sailing Offshore Special Regulations for Category 0, 1 and Category 2 offshore races.
All skippers and crew planning to race to Ambon or Saumlaki are strongly encouraged to do this course. Cruisers wishing to broaden their knowledge are also encouraged to attend.
The SSSC certificate is valid for 5 years.
None however those without some understanding and experience of coastal sailing will be unlikely to fully benefit from this intensive course