RYA First Aid

In a medical emergency, basic first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations.

This one-day course covers the usual first-aid areas, but with a boating focus. It is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and addresses the associated risks, dangers and likely injuries.

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:

  • he 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


Our one-day RYA First Aid course is run from our dedicated classroom in Port Hamble Marina on a Sunday (10am start)


No previous experience needed.


£120 per person.

What's included

Instructor, light refreshments, RYA First Aid Manual and RYA First Aid Certificate.

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