RYA One-day First Aid Course

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Why do the course

Knowledge of First Aid makes a vital contribution to sea safety. Being able to manage medical emergencies before professional help arrives can make all the difference both to chances of survival and reducing the impact of serious conditions.

Knowledge of elementary treatments can also make a big difference to crew comfort, which, in turn, makes a significant contribution to safety. 

This one-day course is also a pre-requisite for the RYA’s Yachtmaster Coastal and Yachtmaster Offshore practical examinations.


Two of the most obvious and serious conditions, resuscitation of the unconscious and immobilisation in the case of broken limbs, are covered. Elementary recognition of the symptoms of likely conditions and their treatment are also discussed. 

Man-overboard situations and hypothermia are treated in some detail. The Club’s course is kept up-to-date by reference to the latest medical opinion. 

The price of the course includes a professional handbook and the standard fee for the RYA’s First Aid certificate.

The price is £75 for members and £90 for non-members, including lunch, plus £10 for the First Aid Manual.

The next course is Thursday 28th September 2017. Click on the blue link at the bottom of the page. 


Knowledge assumed: 


Experience required: 


Ability after the course: 

Simple practical first aid at sea


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