No matter how experienced you are, it is always worth being prepared for the worst. These courses cover trip planning and incident management, as well as providing hands-on experience for dealing with injuries and emergencies.

Please have a look at the course details below for more information and available dates. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us on 0131 319 1820 or email bookings@portedgarwatersports.com.

All our courses are delivered by our partner company Edinburgh Marine Academy.

To make a booking directly with Edinburgh Marine Academy CLICK HERE  Please note that this will take you to the Edinburgh Marine Academy website.

RYA First Aid Certificate

This is a 1-day course.

The RYA First Aid course covers all of the usual first aid topics, but from a boating perspective. In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations.

The course meets first aid requirements for RYA Instructors, Yachtmasters, advanced powerboat candidates, professional skippers (of small craft operating up to Category 2 waters) and offshore racers (as per ISAF regulations OSR 4.08.4). The course fee also includes a copy of the RYA First Aid Manual.

2019 Dates:  1 September, 6 October, 9 November
2020 Dates: 26 January
Cost: £109

RYA Sea Survival

This is a 1-day course

Cruising is one of the safest leisure sporting activities, however in the event of an emergency your chances of survival are greatly increased if you understand how to use the safety equipment on board. This course includes a two hour session in a swimming pool using a range of scenarios from boarding the life raft from the water (in full waterproofs and a lifejacket) to righting a life raft and dealing with an unconscious casualty in the water.

2019 Dates: 17 August, 12 October, 7 December
2020 Dates: 18 January
Cost: £159