RYA First Aid TrainingUnknown

Simon Winkley First Aid Training is based in Surrey and, as a RYA Recognised Training Centre (RTC), specialises in the delivery of the RYA First Aid course. This course can either be arranged at the operating base - Queen Mary Sailing Club (near Heathrow, SW London - click for location) - or brought to your sailing club/watersports centre.

Simon delivers many courses for suitably recognised RYA Training Centres using their own recognition. These are often in London and the South East yet can be in other areas including overseas.

Click here or on the RYA logo to see Simon Winkley First Aid Training on the RYA website and click here to request a booking or to to discuss your requirements.


Please note that, due to current infection rates and government/RYA restrictions, Simon is currently unable to deliver first aid courses. Please send a message regarding possible bookings from May 2021.

About the course

Simon's first aid courses incorporate presentations, film shorts, demonstrations, discussions, role-play scenarios and hands-on student practice to nurture confidence. With engaging examples of real situations from watersports and the outdoors the courses aim to be stimulating and enjoyable. Participants should take away the clear and positive message that the role of the first aider is simple yet rewarding with great benefits for those injured or suddenly taken ill.

The operating base is Queen Mary Sailing Club (with the option to bring the course to your club/centre as detailed above). The duration of the course is 8 hours and can be delivered in either one full day or two shorter days. The maximum instructor-to-student ratio is 1:12.

The cost of the course is £95 per person. RYA First Aid books are included for each candidate as well as the RYA certificate (upon successful completion of the course). Please get in touch for group rates or for the cost of Simon delivering this course at your own suitably recognised RYA Training Centre.


Resources include:

  • Full modern club facilities with ample free parking on site
  • Accessories: 5 manikins (3 adult, 1 child, 1 baby), AED Trainer, Epipen trainers, fleece blankets and a wide variety of dressings and general first aid supplies
  • Full audio-visual facilities


Non-RYA first aid courses can be tailored to suit specific requirements - for example for hillwalking or water-based Bronze/Silver/Gold Duke of Edinburgh expeditions.