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RYA First Aid Course (Fully Booked)

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 22nd April, contact Annie if you are interested.


Non Member £65
WMYC and Dabchicks Members £58

Cost includes course materials. Candidates must be over 16 years of age.

Please call Annie Heathcote on 01206 383498 or email

The event is finished.


25 Mar 2023


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