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  • 29

    RYA First Aid

    09:00 -17:00

    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

    Course from £45

  • 29

    Optimist Race Training

    09:30 -16:30

    Non certificated practical on the water course aimed at competent sailors who want to improve their racing ability in the Optimist class. This is for BSC members only in their own boat.

    Courses from £25.00