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A new yachtie’s eye view of the 5 day Basic Safety Training Course, with Seascope France

A new yachtie’s eye view of the 5 day Basic Safety Training Course, with Seascope France

Friday – Survival at Sea

In the morning, we were back in the classroom, learning about sea survival, another extremely important and interesting module on this course, we stopped for lunch and then off for the practical session and a dip in the pool.

                  

Outside pool… February temperatures… that water was cold! I was very relieved when immersion suits were given out to each of us with our life jackets to keep us warm and simulate what would happen on board if we were expected to abandon ship. Not every training course offers this, but Seascope France does because they seem to like to go the extra mile to make the training as realistic as possible. 

                                 

Obviously, as we were on the French Riviera, we had the pleasure of a week of sunshine which makes all the hard work more bearable!  Seascope France were so friendly and helpful as well as offering a very professional service.  

The instructor, Ged was amazing and kept the training interesting and Sophie, the office manager, was really understanding and made sure I received all my certificates promptly at the end of the course as well as advising me on what I would need to progress in yachting.

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