First Aid (RYA)

Course content

This one day course provides an awareness of:

– Resuscitation
– Control of bleeding
– Treatment of an unconscious casualty
– Recognition and treatment of hypothermia

Notes: In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This one day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft, and to support skippers of yachts and motor vessels.

Pre-course experience


Assumed knowledge


Ability after course

The ability to administer basic first aid in every day life and on board a yacht.

Notes: It fulfils the requirements of small craft working within 60nm of a safe haven


All our courses are run by one of our experienced instructors.

As usual with Club Yachting the following is included

  • Tuition from an experienced Instructor – we do not use instructors who have just qualified;
  • Course notes, paper and pens;
  • Tea, coffee, soft drinks and lunch.

Must bring your own

  • Medication – If you are taking any medication please advise your Instructor on commencement of the course.
  • Health care – Health care in the Canary Islands is good, but it is a good idea to collect the EHIC form from your local post office or online at

Recommended clothes

As resuscitation using a manikin is part of this course it is recommended to wear clothes suitable for kneeling on a mat on the floor.

Course prices