Ocean Racing Club of Victoria
Safety & Sea Survival Course (SSSC):
A new SSSC certificate will be issued by Yachting Australia to successful candidates and will be valid for a further period of 5 years.
In order to be eligible to attend the SSSC Update Course candidates will need to produce:
Both of these criteria are required to be satisfied for a candidate to be eligible to enrol in the Update/Revalidation Course rather than repeat the Full course. If you are planning to attend the SSSC Update/Revalidation Course please ensure that you are able to provide, to your SSSC Instructor prior to the course commencing, satisfactory evidence to show you meet the enrolment criteria or you will be unable to attend.
1. Yachting Australia has designated that these 2500 offshore nautical miles can be comprised of (for example):
2. Yachting Australia maintains a register of SSSC qualified sailors (Click here to Check SSSC qualified sailors). If you are not on the register you will need to produce evidence of having held an SSSC certificate.
The wet drill component is compulsory. Your fitness to be able to complete all drills is anticipated.
What to Bring
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 course duration is eight hours and comprises three elements held over two sessions.
1. Flare shoot practical
This will be held on the beach at the bottom of Jetty Road, Sandringham
2. Theory review and exam
3. Wet Drill practical
Held at a pool location generally in the week following the theory review.
Assessments are the same as the Full course
The SSSC Update/Revalidation course is conducted over
a period of at least 8 hours
Dates, Locations, Times
Sun 23 May 2010, SYC, 12:30pm to 1:30pm - Flare Drill, Fire Demonstration,
Mon 24 May 2010, MSAC Pool, 6:30pm to 10:00pm - Wet Drill
Tues 01 June 2010, SYC, 6:15pm to 10:00pm - Theory and 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
$200.00 for financial ORCV members.
$230.00 for non-members and non-financial members.
This includes the registration of the qualification with Yachting Australia and Entry Fee for the Waves Pool
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. Validated Log book or Self Declaration - see above Pre-requisites
3. Copy of your existing Yachting Australia SSSC Certificate not exceeding one year from its expiry date.
4. 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.