RYA First Aid Course

Our one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages.

In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.

It fullfils the requirements for:

  • professional skippers working under the Maritime and Coastguard Agency Codes of Practice for Small Vessels Operated Commercially;
  • the Senior First Aid certificate needed by offshore racers subject to World Sailing’s regulations on first aid training (OSR 4.08.4);
  • the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations, 1981 for the purposes of Emergency First Aid at Work.The subjects specific to boating include:
  • 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

Course fee per person; £115

8 hour course held at Preston Marina in “The Lodge”Training building.

Maximum 12:1 Student:Instructor ratio.

Includes RYA First Aid workbook

Next Course Dates;

  • New Evening Course Now Available:
  • Evening Course Dates:
  • Mon. & Tues. 7th & 8th November 2022, 6pm – 9.45pm (both evenings)
  • One Day Course Dates:
  • Saturday 22nd October 2022
  • Saturday 18th March 2023

Course time 0900hrs – 1700hrs.

To book; Phone 01772 733595 or EMAIL