RYA First Aid Training

The RYA First Aid one day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, from a being on the water/land perspective. The course is aimed at anyone who is ashore or afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries, the world’s oceans or in the training room.

Course content:

  • Perform CPR (Adult, Child, Baby)
  • Practice with a Training Defibrillator
  • Actions for drowning
  • The recovery position
  • Control bleeding – Bandaging, Tourniquets and Haemostatic dressings
  • Shock; recognise and treat it
  • Cold shock and hypothermia
  • Reduced consciousness
  • General treatment for: breathing difficulties, chest pain, seasickness, diabetic emergency, anaphylaxis, hyperthermia, fractures, seizures, burns, and heart conditions
  • Equipping a suitable First Aid Kit
  • How to get medical advice or assistance by VHF/SRC radio
  • How to prepare for the evacuation of a casualty by helicopter
  • (Yacht Skippers – Category ‘C’ Equipment).


The RYA First Aid Manual is provided in the fee for this course.