RYA First Aid Course
A one-day informative course that all members (and non-members), sailing and non-sailing, are encouraged to attend. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, or the sea. The course covers all aspects of first aid, both water and land based. To practice your CPR skills on Annie is an opportunity not to be missed! Whilst it is hoped the skills taught will never be called into practice, if there is one course as a club member you should take, it is this one!
1 day or equivalent number of sessions
The recovery position in a confined space, CPR, including the drowning protocol, cold shock and hypothermia from immersion and/or exposure, seasickness and dehydration, medical assistance or advice by VHF, helicopter rescue.
Qualification gained on successful completion
To achieve a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to be able to support skippers of yachts and motor vessels.
Upon successful completion of this course you will be issued with a RYA First Aid certificate, valid for 3 years, after which the course must be retaken. Recognised for all RYA Instructor qualifications.
A Commercial Endorsement is available for those that require it.
Student / instructor ratio
Use of equipment and RYA First Aid course handbook
Hot drinks (tea / coffee)
What you should bring
Food for lunch and snacks (hot water available), warm clothing as club house may be cold.
Last updated 5:08pm on 19 August 2022