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First Aid Course

  • 03 Apr 2016
  • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Sail Loft Cafe


  • This registration option is for those who have not done a first aid course before and therefore require a first aid manual. We need to order these from the RYA.
  • This option is for those who have done a first aid course before and need to refresh. You do not need a new book, however, if you would like one please e-mail Ben Wilcox, chief

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The RYA 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. 

The subjects specific to boating include:

  • the recovery position in a confined space
  • CPR, including the drowning protocol
  • cold shock and hypothermia fromimmersion and/or exposure
  • seasickness and dehydration
  • medical assistance or advice by VHF
  • helicopter rescue
Please contact for any further details


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