At C-MASTERS, we have created a selection of 'must do' courses. After several years of providing training we know which topics and skills are considered complex by students. Most of these topics are covered in the RYA shorebased courses and in practical courses. However, a more intensive training is needed to become a confident skipper.

We all know that safety on board is paramount. Whether it is knowledge on using flares, fire protection, man-over-board situations or just being able to check the proper working of a life jacket, we know the importance but rarely take the time to practice safety measures and procedures.  However, in the unlikely event that something does go wrong on board, the crew should be prepared and ready to take rapid action.

This course is a 'must do' for skippers and crew who wish to learn or refresh their understanding of measures, materials and procedures for safety on board at sea.




MASTERCLASS : Safety on Board 


Course content

Safety on board is available as a two-day course, and as a one-day refresher. The course is designed for all crew members, independent of their experience level or skills, as safety concerns us all. The topics of the course include amongst others:

  • Preparation of passages
  • Assessing the risks on board
  • Giving effective safety briefings
  • Safety materials on board
  • Checking and wearing life jackets
  • Life rafts and abandoning a yacht
  • Gas leaks and fire on board
  • Engine checks and repairs underway
  • Man-Over-Board manoeuvres and recovery
  • First Aid actions and available materials
  • Emergency procedures
  • Sending a Mayday and the use of VHF
  • Activating an EPIRB, PLB, SART
  • Towing other ship


What's included

  • Accommodation on board of a C-MASTERS yacht
  • Training by a C-MASTERS instructor
  • RYA Sea Survival handbook
  • RYA First Aid handbook
  • Food and drinks on board
  • Free parking at our premises


Supporting courses

We recommend the RYA First Aid and the RYA Sea Survival course (including practicing with inflating and entering a life raft) for all crew members.




Details of this course

Recommended knowledge : None required, all crew members can enroll in this course


Recommended experience: None required


Duration:  This is a two-day course, or alternatively a one-day refresher 



  • Enquire for the next availability dates 



  • Two-day course       390 euro
  • One-day refresher   195 euro



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