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News - 16/06/14

First Aid at Sea course

The next event in Shepards Wharf Marina’s RYA Active Marina Programme is “First Aid at Sea” on Saturday, 28th June 2014 and is open to all Shepards and Cowes Harbour Moorings customers. 

This RYA First Aid one-day course covers all the usual first aid subjects, but from a boating perspective and will help you gain a better understanding of emergency medical procedures for use on a sea going vessel. 

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 and helicopter rescue. There are different ways of communicating with rescue services from afloat, should this be required, and procedures for when they arrive; the First Aid at Sea course covers it all. 

This course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers. It is aimed at anyone who goes afloat, whether on inland waters, rivers, estuaries or on cross channel passages. It is relevant to, for example: casual sailors, professional skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven, RYA recognised instructors, RORC offshore racing, club racing coaches and race officers.

If you need any further information or wish to book, please call Marina and Moorings Manager Jock Rafferty at Shepards Wharf on 01983 297821 or email shepards.chc@cowes.co.uk.

In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations.