1 Day RYA First Aid – £99
Free with Day Skipper Theory
We’re staying Alive
Make sure that you know what to do in an emergency so that your friends and loved ones will stay alive. The RYA First Aid course will give you the skills you need.
Don’t dismiss the first aid training. It’s hands down one of the most important skills to acquire. Let me explain…
YOU ARE NO LONGER 8 MINUTES FROM AN AMBULANCE WHEN YOU ARE ON A BOAT.
Going afloat is an incredible hobby but it is also classed as an adventurous one. By the very nature of what you are doing, you are remote. This is because it’s hard to access you and anybody who becomes ill. Even if your only 100 metres from the shore. Think about it for a second.
You’re out in the bay. 100 metres from shore and your fishing buddy has a heart attack. You have to call for help using the VHF or mobile, get the boat to shore, hope there is vehicle access for an ambulance and get your chum stable somehow.
There’s no doubt about it. When the sh** hits the fan, you’re the guy that needs to get his Captain head on.
What makes the RYA first aid course different?
RYA first aid training has an emphasis on problems at sea. As such it fulfils the requirements set out within the Maritime & Coastguard Agency’s Code of Practice for small commercial vessels.
More importantly, you will cover subjects that aren’t usually taught during first aid courses.
- 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
We’ve already started training you
We believe first aid trainng is so important. When you come to us for your course, you will be able to ask for all the bad day stories that have made us believers.
Some things are just so important. Like CPR. And we’ve already begun your training. Stayin’ Alive by the Bee Gees is the ideal rhythm for chest compressions when giving CPR.
Watch the video to see what we mean.
Free with Day Skipper or Yachtmaster Theory
When you book on to either of our navigation courses you get to choose a free course to go with them.
You can either choose the RYA VHF Radio course or the RYA First Aid course. Check out those pages to see how to book up.