RYA First Aid

Thanks for your interest in the RYA First Aid course.  The course start time is 9.00am at the centre.

Ourfirst aid resus annie 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.

Although this is a general first aid course generally acceptable to employers and regarded as the equivalent of the HSE Emergency First Aid at Work qualification, the course does include more detail in some areas. 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.


Course time is around eight hours, so you should be done by 5PM. You don’t need to bring anything if you don’t want to take any notes, and you will also receive the St. Johns 10th edition first aid manual as part of the course. A packed lunch is a good idea, although it is a short walk/drive into town, or we have a cafe/bistro on site.