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RYA First Aid Training

Simon Winkley Marine is a RYA Recognised Training Centre (RTC) for the RYA First Aid course. This course can either be arranged at the main operating base at Queen Mary Sailing Club (Surrey, SW London) or brought to your sailing club/watersports centre. We have delivered hundreds of courses across London, the South East, the South and occasionally in overseas locations. To see Simon Winkley Marine as a current RTC on the RYA website click here.

RYA First Aid course dates:

  • 6 July 2024 - Queen Mary Sailing Club, Surrey, TW15 1UA

  • 23 June 2024 - Bury Lake Young Mariners, Rickmansworth, WD3 1NB

  • 31 August 2024 - Queen Mary Sailing Club, Surrey, TW15 1UA

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Candidates are provided with a full-sized Laerdal Little Anne manikin for their sole use on the course. Yes, that's 1 manikin per candidate, which exceeds the minimum requirement of 1 manikin between 4 candidates. Prior to each course, manikins are cleaned and fitted with a brand new lung. All reasonable and responsible measures will be made to provide safe and effective first aid training.


Our first aid courses incorporate presentations, short films, 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 duration of the course is 8 hours of contact time and is usually delivered in one day from 0900-1800 with 1 hour of breaks. The maximum instructor-to-student ratio is 1 : 12. There are no age restrictions on the course. RYA First Aid books are included for each candidate as well as the RYA certificate (upon successful completion of the course).


The main operating base is QMSC and the cost of the course is £130 per person. Please get in touch for group rates and/or to discuss getting us to deliver this course at your own sailing club or RYA Training Centre.

Resources include:

  • An easy-to-access sailing club with modern facilities and ample free parking on site

  • Professional audio-visual equipment

  • One CPR manikin per person (plus additional instructor demo manikins including adult, child and baby), AED Trainer, Epipen trainers, kneeling mats, fleece blankets and a wide variety of dressings and general first aid supplies

  • A RYA First Aid book for each candidate

  • The RYA First Aid certificate upon completion of the course

  • Equipment and training for those who require the endorsement for the use of CAT-C medical kits

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