Tel: 01590 672677


We provide RYA courses all year round for both members and non-members.

RYA First Aid

The recovery position in a confined space, CPR, including the drowning protocol, cold shock and hypothermia fromimmersion and/or exposure, seasickness and dehydration, medical assistance or advice by VHF, helicopter rescue.

No Previous Experience Required!


8 Hours

Either 1 day or two evenings

Ages 12+

Those aged 12 to 15 should be booked onto a 'U16' course, or attend with an adult known to them.

From £47.00

Members: £47.00
Non-members: £95.00

Key Information

Course Content

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.


Example Programme


What's Included?

  • RYA First Aid book
  • Certificate (on successful completion of the course)
  • All training aids required for the course


What Will I Need?

  • Comfortable clothing (whilst this is a shorebased course, there are some practical classroom elements)
  • Lunch and snacks to last the day

Assessment & Course Outcomes

On successful completion, candidates will be awarded the RYA First Aid certificate.

This course is continually assessed and the candidate is required to meet a minimum standard to successfully complete it.

We always strive to do everything we can to help a candidate pass, but sometimes this is not possible. In the event the standard is not reached, candidates will be issued with an 'action plan', detailing what needs to actioned in order for the candidate to receive a certificate. Additional training may come at an additional cost. Sometimes we can offer an alternative qualification.

Cancellation Policy

Please ensure you are aware of our cancellation policy, available here:


Upcoming Dates and Book Now!

Wednesday 10th to Thursday 11th January 2024 (evenings, 18:00 to approx. 21:30 each day)
Saturday 20th January 2024


We are currently upgrading our online booking system, for launch in January 2024. Unfortunately, we are unable to take online bookings until we complete this.

More courses will become available soon. We are also often able to run a course on a date to suit you - please email [email protected] to discuss.

If you are struggling to find dates that work for you, we may still be able to arrange a course to suit. Please email our Training Manager & Chief Instructor, Carlo, on [email protected] to discuss.

What Makes Our Training So Great?

"Olli was a brilliant instructor. Personable and patient he taught the course in simple, easy to understand language. He assessed his pupils quickly to deliver the course with the right balance of professionalism and fun that we were clearly looking for.​"
"We wanted to thank the instructors for teaching us about powerboats this weekend. We felt we learnt a great deal, although as with all things, the more you know the more you realise there is to learn! We both enjoyed it enormously and are looking forward to practising...maybe when the weather is a little warmer!"
"I have completed the PB2 course and I would just like to pass on my thanks to the instructors who ran a very professional and informative course. All of the instructors were calm, reassuring and patient and I would certainly recommend them to friends!"
"Brilliant day, practiced so much, heaps of thanks given me much more confidence to volunteer when my son sails in the Tera fleet on Saturdays.​"

Our Equipment

We have a varied fleet of powerboats including RIBs, a launch, tiller steered Rigiflexs, and a Cheetah Marine multihull. Haven Jubilee is our go to boat for most powerboat courses. She was launched by our patron, HRH The Princess Royal, in 2022 and is fitted with depth sounder and electronic navigation aids.

We have a fleet of over 55 sailing dinghies: from Optimists and Hartley10s to RS Fevas and Topaz Argos - with many classes in between! We invest in our fleet, maintaining our boats to a high standard. We also can't wait to welcome a fleet of RS Zests in early 2024!

Our Facilities

Our clubhouse sits right on the waters edge- it is possible to walk out the classroom door and be on the water in seconds! We have a large pontoon where we store most of our sailing dinghies, with an innovative floating slipway to launch them without having to get wet. It also provides a great space to tie boats up to for lunch limiting the amount of times you have to pull them up the slipway!

Our Sailing Area

We have access to some of the best sailing areas on the South Coast. The sheltered lakes provide a great space to take to the water for the first time and the Western Solent provides a more challenging area for those looking to push themselves.

Our Instructors

Our instructors provide a friendly welcome and bring a wealth of experience to the club. We really couldn't do it without them!