RYA First Aid Course


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RYA First Aid Course


The 1 day RYA First Aid At Sea Course is a requirement for many seafarers including commercial skippers, bareboat skippers and regatta crews. The syllabus was created following guidelines from many recognised agencies, but your Solent Boat Training instructor will help you relate both the theory and practical components to being at sea. A realistic approach to procedures that can be conducted with the restrictions of being at sea.


The course costs from just £69 and is run from our classroom in Fowey.


Is The RYA First Aid At Sea Course For You ?

The one day RYA First Aid At Sea Course covers all the basic first aid subjects, but focuses on those operating on yachts and boats with various situations looked at from a boating perspective. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or channel passages.


In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and the ability to quickly administer effective first aid can and does save lives. This is especially true for those who may find themselves in a situation in remote location. The 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 cat c commercial first aid kits for :-


Professional Skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven, including Boatmasters; The Senior First Aid certificate needed by offshore racers subject to ISAF's regulations on first aid training (OSR 4.08.4).


What Will The RYA First Aid At Sea Course Teach Me ?


The course is recommended by both the MCA and HSE. 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


  • Summoning Medical Assistance or Advice by VHF


  • Helicopter Rescue procedures


FOWEY MARITIME CENTRE - 20 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1BE



20 Lostwithiel Street, Fowey, Cornwall, PL23 1BE