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Shore Based Courses

First Aid Course (1day/8hours)

Our one-day 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.

This course is MCA approved and satisfies the requirements for Coastal Skipper Yachtmaster and Advanced Powerboat certificates of competence and some commercial work afloat.

The recovery position in a confined space, CPR, including the drowning protocol, cold shock and hypothermia fromimmersion and/or exposure, seasickness and dehydration, medical assistance or advice by VHF, helicopter rescue.

To achieve a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to be able to support skippers of yachts and motor vessels.


RYA & AAW Disability Awareness (1day/6hours)

The course addresses disability from the viewpoint of the social model of disability to help identify possible barriers and how they can be overcome.  The course uses scenarios to understand the needs and appropriate strategies on how to work with individuals with physical disabilities, visual impairment, hearing loss, learning disabilities and mental health. You will learn how to improve communication skills and an overview of the Equality act and its implications for sport.


Online Safe and Fun Safeguarding Course
Minimum age 16

An online course aimed at Dinghy and Windsurfing Instructors and Seniors, and anyone else involved in working with children and/org vulnerable adults at an RYA club or training centre.

Newly qualifying Dinghy/Windsurfing Instructors and Senior Instructors are required to complete this course prior to their instructor course.

An introduction to safeguarding and child protection.

Understand good safeguarding practice, how to recognise potential signs of abuse, how to deal with it and who to refer any concerns to.