First Aid Courses:

Emergency Care in Watersports (includes Community First Aid Responder)

Revalidation: This should be done within 3 hours

First Time Participant: The first part of this course will be done on line, so please confirm your email address. A score of 90 points has to be attained, with as many attempts as required being available on line. This should be carried out two weeks in advance of the course and will be monitored. The second part of the course is to be run at our training centre for a full day. This covers, in particular, CPR and AED along with hypothermia and water related issues.

Cost of the course depends somewhat on the number of participants, but maximum is €185 for the full first time participant and maximum €110 for revalidation.

Requirements: to be confirmed at a later date by email or by mobile phone/text.

Limited number of participants taken on this course.

First Aid Course Content

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.

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.

It fulfils the requirements for:

  • Professional skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven, including Boatmasters.
  • The Senior First Aid certificate needed by offshore racers subject to ISAF’s regulations on first aid training (OSR 4.08.4).
  • The course is recommended by the ISA, the MCA and the HSE.
  • The subjects specific to boating include
  • 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


The next date for the course is November, 18th. Please leave your details below and we will contact you with the details.