RYA First Aid

Coping with accidents and illness

John & Sarah with Airway Model

The RYA Basic First Aid course covers all the usual first aid topics, but from a boating perspective. It provides lots of opportunity for hands-on experience of CPR with our 'Resusci Anne' dummies. Knowing how to deal with cold water shock and hypothermia are also very important when you go boating in our UK waters. Do you know what to do if one of your crew falls overboard? Despite the serious nature of first aid, John aims to make the day a relaxed and enjoyable one for participants.

The course fee includes a certificate and the RYA First Aid manual.

RYA instructors and professional skippers holding an RYA First Aid certificate are required to update their qualification every 3 years. The course is approved by the MCA for Commercial Endorsements.

It's also suitable for:

1. Professional skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven, including Boatmasters.

2. Senior First Aid certificate needed by offshore racers subject to ISAF's regulations on first aid training (OSR 4.08.4).


Please contact us to arrange a course to suit your needs.


Date Time Places

To be announced



Course joining instructions

Location: Morecambe, unless otherwise stated.

Included in the course fee: Course pack, course completion certificate, refreshments.

Duration: 8 hours.

Student to instructor ratio 12:1