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RYA First Aid Course

Our RYA First Aid 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.

The syllabus is based on recommendations of the Health and Safety Executive and the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA).

Course Overview

Advanced first aid while afloat is rarely used but the ability to recognise whether a situation is serious and to look after the casualty until help arrives is a reassurance for skipper and crew.

This certificate is accepted for Coastal Skipper and Yachtmaster® Practical Exam candidates, RYA practical instructors, and skippers of small commercial vessels up to category 2.


  • 1 day

Boating specific subjects

  • 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


Please also have a look at the RYA First Aid Syllabus page.


  • Lunch
  • Tea and coffee
  • St Johns/Red Cross First Aid Manual
  • Certification

Not included

  • Accommodation


26th January 2020
9th February 2020
29th February 2020
5th April 2020
9th May 2020
06th June 2020


Per Person


Bookings & Info

For more information & bookings please contact Stephanie: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Recommended RYA Books

To help you in your personal preparation for the course we can advise the following book/s. 

If you click on the link it will take you directly to the RYA website to the appropriate page where you can order it and have it despatched directly to you.

Buy First Aid at Sea at the RYA Shop Buy First Aid at Sea at the RYA Shop

Buy First Aid Manual at the RYA Shop
Buy First Aid Manual at the RYA Shop

Get in touch

Office hours

Mo - Fr 9.30 - 16.30
Sa 10.00 - 14.00

Out of office contact

Mobile 0034 628 478 400


Edifico Antiguo Varadero
Bloque D No 15 - 2nd Planta
35571 Puerto Calero Marina
Lanzarote - Canary Islands


Email stephanie@endeavour-sailing.co.uk
Phone 0034 928 849 670
Mobile 0034 628 478 400

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