Future and Occasional Courses

There are a number of other courses we have either run before, or are planning to run again in the future. 

First aid supplement for offshore sailing

The ORCV has concluded that competing for delivery of basic first aid courses was not viable and is instead taking a more pragmatic approach through the provision of supplementary training focused on off shore sailing.  With some content similar to that provided in long distance sailing seminars, the course will cover:

  • First aid kit contents and medication guide
  • Administration of medication both orally and injectable
  • Keeping track - 1st aid documentation
  • Seeking radio based medical support
  • Advanced wound management
  • Limb torso and spine stabilisation
  • Airway Management
  • How to manage respiratory distress
  • Hyper/Hypothermia
  • Dental care

 

Practical Radio supplement

For most ocean races, one (sometimes two) lisenced radio operators are required.  While the Marine Radio Operator Certificate of Proficiency (MROCP) requires an understanding of radio theory and legislative requirements, it does not require a holder to have any practical experience.  This half day practical radio supplement course provides hands on experience as well as covering emerging radio technologies such as DSC and AIS.  Having run a similar course for Beyond the Bay, the half day course will cover:

  • Basic radio theory and voice based MAYDAY and PAN PAN practice
  • Radio van "show & tell", equipment focused but includes tuning into weather forecasts and talking to a remote station
  • Simulator based DSC send and receive, plus AIS overview
  • Structured Communications - Voice, fax and data including HF weatherfax and a practice hands on radio sked