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Offshore First Aid:

The main objective of this course is to provide training suitable for sailors planning to participate in offshore races or passages which meet the criteria for ISAF's Offshore Special Regulations Category 1. 

This 2.5 day course includes the content typically covered in a Standard First Aid or Marine Basic First Aid course, plus extended material, and meets or exceeds the requirements of OSR 6.05 Medical Training that are applicable to Category 1.  CPR-A and AED training is included. 

Course Content:

Anatomy and Physiology, Rescue Scene Assessment, Primary Survey, Conscious/Unconscious Choking, Artifical Respiration, Cardiovascular Emergencies, AED, Deadly Bleeding, Shock, Burns and Scalds, Minor Wound Care, Medical/Behavioral Emergencies, Rescue and Transport of Casualty, First Aid Kits, Enclosed Spaces, Infectious Diseases.  Extended material includes telemedical communications, hypothermia, offshore medical kits and significant wound care. 


Participants who successfully complete the training will receive certification for Standard First Aid, CPR-A and AED.  


Approximately 6-8 hours of instruction will be self-guided using course-supplied advance material. 

Approximately 14 hours of instruction will be instructor-led in the classroom. 



Regular price:  CA$330.00 plus GST

Early bird pricing will be available for a limited time.  


Dates & Registration:  

January 13-14, 2018, Vancouver

Advance registration is available now, only for race and delivery crew members of 2018 Vic-Maui entered boats.  Ask your Vic-Maui skipper for the advance registration link.  

General registration will be available with a link here starting at 0700 PST, December 16, 2017.