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The RYA First Aid Course is designed to teach you what to do in many of the situations where people have accidents whilst on a small craft from how to resuscitate someone to how to treat minor cuts.
This course is useful for anyone who goes out on the water and at the end of the course you will qualify for the RYA First Aid Certificate which is valid for 3 years from time of issue.
The key aims of the RYA First Aid Course are to ensure that the student is able to:
- Perform CPR and know how this differs on a drowned person
- Demonstrate how to turn a casualty into the recovery position and understand the importance of maintaining the airway
- Understand the effect of cold shock and how to treat hypothermia from immersion and exposure
- Recognise the signs and implications of reduced responsiveness in a person with a head injury
- Apply direct pressure to a wound and control bleeding.
- Recognise and treat seasickness and dehydration
- Obtain medical advice and assistance using the VHF radio
- Know how to prepare for helicopter evacuation
Course timings 09:00 – 17:00
This two-day entry level course provides the skills and background knowledge needed to drive a powerboat and is the basis of the International Certificate of Competence (ICC). There is no assumed knowledge for this course but it may be proceeded by Level 1 Start Powerboating or BSC powerboat courses, “safety boat familiarisation”.
This one-day course should be completed within one year prior to the dinghy instructor course. It is one of the pre-requisites to the dinghy instructor course. Candidates should demonstrate sailing with an awareness of the ‘five essentials’ and confirm they can sail in a controlled and confident manner, showing consideration for preparation, communication, approach and execution at all times. Click here for more information from the RYA about the pre-entry assessment.
RYA Stages 1-3 are a fantastic way of learning or improving your sailing skills. Stage 1. This assumes no previous sailing knowledge but on completion of this stage, you will be able to steer a boat and understand the basic principles of sailing. Stage 2. You will have passed stage 1 and be looking forward to being able to tack and control boat speed and the learning the very important principles of collision avoidance! Stage 3. You will have passed stages 1 & 2 and will be growing in confidence as you will be consolidating on launching and recovery skills and learning new capsize drills and on completion of this stage, you will be able to sail a triangular course as a sailor, not as a beginner.
The course will cover how to rig the boat, gybe and recover the spinnaker. It will look at the best possible course for downwind. Due to using the feva dinghy, we will only use the asymmetric spinnaker. The assumed sailing and background knowledge for this course is to the standard of Level 2 or 3 course.