Wellington Ocean Sports held another extremely successful Advanced Sea Survival course over the weekend of 31 August to 1 September. The 9 participants (including 6 crew members from Revs) were involved in classroom discussions, and practical First Aid and wet drills.
The course was developed as a result of the lessons learned from the tragic 2000 Sydney to Hobart race. It is now mandatory for those taking part in offshore races such as the up coming 2 Handed Round North Island Race. The course was also attended by a number of cruising sailors for which it is equally valuable.
Jamie Meyer from the boat Revs had this to say …
“I would like to congratulate you on the running of such a wonderful course. I was not entirely aware of who you were and what you did and I now realize what a fantastic asset you are to RPNYC and the Wellington region! Jim is a exceptional tutor and made the course fun and exciting whilst still keeping the reality of the situations that may be encountered in an disaster at the forefront of the learning. Well done to all of you for putting on such a great course, especially to Jim. I will definitely be doing more courses in the future”.
The next scheduled course will commence on 15 March 2014, but if you have a group that are interested in completing Advanced Sea Survival prior to then get in contact with Wellington Ocean Sports and we might be able to run an additional course.