Safety Boat Training

Top tips for running the Safety Boat Course: 

Things to remember: 

  • Slow is pro
  • Space is Ace
  • People first, kit later
  • Count heads
  • Crew at stern



  • Ask first: Can the crew self rescue?
  • What assistance do the crew require?
  • Full intervention - get the crew into the safety boat and take control!





Prevention is better than cure:

  • Masthead floatation
  • Righting lines (Catamaran)
  • Quick release trapeze hooks
  • Sailors to carry knife & whistle & always wear a buoyancy aid


RYA Library of Safety boat resources: Here

Safety Boat Course Program Example
Safety bt program Sheet1.pdf
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