2. Safety

Safty

Candidates will be expected to know what safety equipment should be carried on board a yacht, based either on the recommendations in the RYA Boat Safety Handbook (C8), the ISAF Special Regulations for the Codes of Practice for the safety of Small Commercial Vessels. In particular, candidates must know the responsibilities of a skipper in relation to:

  • Safety harnesses
  • Lifejackets
  • Distress flares
  • Fire prevention and fighting
  • Liferafts Knowledge of rescue procedures
  • Helicopter rescue

Videos and Stories

Watch our "Storm sailing preparation" and add comments etc.

Prepare for the worst

One of the items in the Yachtmaster syllabus is "Preparing yacht for sea and for adverse weather" so Beverley and I decided to chat about that and how we always prepare Salty Lass for storms even...
Watch our "Staying Alive" video and add comments etc.

Staying Alive

One of the services that the RNLI do, is show you how to service your life jacket. So we decided to share with everyone some of the tips that we had picked up. Life jacket Service You need to...
Advice onboard

Advice onboard

When we heard about the Free RNLI life jacket check and advice onboard sessions we decided to book one, with the Community Safety Officer We had booked an Advice Onboard session with our local ...
Watch our 'Survive' video and add comments etc

Survive

I decided to book myself on the RYA sea survival course. It's a one day course with the theory in the morning and the all important practical in the afternoon I got up really early in order to...
Watch our 'Lessons learned whilst sailing' video and add comments etc.

Lessons learned whilst sailing

We were in at Port St Mary and I was so thankful to be tied up to the harbour wall. As we sorted out the lines, we invited the helmsman and his son from the diving charter boat onto Salty Lass. His...
Watch No fire in the hold in full screen mode for life raft footage and add comments etc.

Life raft servicing

The length of time that your life raft need servicing depends on the age of your life raft. When you buy your life raft new it will come with a three or five year warranty. During that time you do...
Watch No fire in the hold in full screen mode and add comments etc.

No fire in the hold

After finding a total of five fire extinguishers on board Salty Lass, I decided to get them all checked out and to find out exactly what the recommendations are for boats. We got our fire...
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Raising money for the RNLI

We were only on our third sail in our brand new boat to us and we had to call the coast guard for assistance. That assistance came in the shape of a RNLI boat from Portpatrick, so we have decided to raise money for the RNLI through our Damsels in distress page on just giving, that way you know that any money goes straight to them. We have set ourselves a target of £500 and we would like to honour our pledge, so if you like our videos then please give a little to those who rescue people in the seas around the UK.

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