In a medical emergency a little first aid knowledge and immediate action can save lives, especially in remote locations. This one-day course is designed to provide a working knowledge of first aid for people using small craft and to support skippers.
It fulfills the requirements for:
· professional skippers of small craft working within 60 miles of a safe haven, including Boatmasters;
· the Senior First Aid certificate needed by offshore racers subject to ISAF's regulations on first aid training (OSR 4.08.4).
The course is recommended by the MCA and HSE.
The subjects specific to boating include:
· 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
Prerequisite is the Sea Survival course. (Can be signed up to take prerequisite during the training week or can have already taken prerequisite at SFYC.)
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The course will be taught over four evenings. The prerequisite is the Sea Survival course. If you haven’t taken the prerequisite, you can sign up and complete it at SFYC during the training week. The first evening is on a Friday allowing people the weekend to get up to speed if they need. There are two exam papers.
Course topics include:
· the basics of seamanship
· the essentials of coastal navigation and pilotage
· electronic charts
· position fixing
· plotting a course to steer
· weather forecasting and meteorology
· collision regulations
5-9pm each evening.
No refunds after October 2
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This is a course in astro-navigation revealing the mysteries of the sextant. Subjects covered include:
1. The earth and the celestial sphere
Using Sun to fix a position:
" Use the Nautical Almanac and quick method tables, to fix a position line from an Altitude obtained by a sextant and time obtained from a chronometer.”
2. The PZX Triangle
3. The Sextant
4. Measurement of Time
5. Meridian Altitudes - Determining latitude by celestial means:
" Calculate the Latitude by meridian altitude of the sun or planet.”
" Calculate the time of meridian altitude of the sun or planet.”
6. Sun sights
No refunds after February 3
Equipment required: Normal navigation plotting instruments and pencils. Note books/paper for calculating and making notes of lesson.
Prerequisite: Have a good understanding of lat/long, 3 point fixes etc. basic navigation.