First Aid Courses for Sailors

First Aid at Sea (REC level 2)

This course is created especially for yachtsmen, yachtswomen, and dinghy sailors.

Jo has lived, worked and raced on sailing yachts, as crew member and medic. She currently works freelance, teaching MCA approved remote medicine courses within the yachting industry in Europe. As a Yachtmaster, Jo has a good understanding of emergency procedures and communications at sea. Combining her personal and industry experience, Jo has adapted this REC level 2 course to the sailing environment.

This 2 day (16hr) course is most suited to sailors who are planning long passages, offshore racing, or deliveries. Covering more detail than the level 1 course, this course will give you the confidence to care for an ill crew member until help arrives or until you can make it to shore.

We sailors often fool ourselves, thinking that if we can see the shore, we can get there quickly if needs be. With an injured crew member on board, the time to sail into a suitable port can seem like an eternity. The course can be tailored to your exact needs, also taking in cruising itinerary into account, and specific medical risks present in those areas.

This 2 day course meets the first aid training requirements of Irish Sailing and the RYA, for sailing instructors, and includes CPR, cold water immersion and drowning. For more information about course content please contact us

On successful completion of the course, candidates will receive a Remote Emergency Care (REC 2) certificate, accredited by the Irish Sailing Association and RYA, which is valid for 3 years.

Courses are run in yacht clubs throughout Ireland or can be provided at a venue of your choice. Contact us for more details.

If you would like to discuss a course tailored to your needs prior to a sailing passage, race or cruising trip, please
contact us.

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