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RYA First Aid Course 16th September

This 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 fulfils 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
The courses are run by Annie Heathcote.

Next Dates
The next course planned for Saturday 16th September, 0845-1700 contact Annie if you are interested.


Non Member £80 (Student £65)
WMYC and Dabchicks Members £70 (Student £60)

This includes individual training pack, First Aid book and certificate.

Pen and note book useful but not essential. Candidates must be over 16 years of age.

Please call Annie Heathcote on 01206 383498 or email

The event is finished.


16 Sep 2023


08:45 - 17:00
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