Are your participating in the upcoming Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Rowing Challenge?
The organization requires you to arrange your own medical kit and RYA accepted medical first aid certificate.
I’m Rob Sijbers, GP in Veenendaal, the Netherlands. I have a passion for educating sailors and rowers who plan to cross oceans.
As a former tropical doctor in subsaharan Africa and avid sailor, I know how challenging it can be to deal with a medical crisis in an environment that lacks many modern tools. Out there on the ocean, you’re on your own. If something happens, it’s up to you to deal with it.
Over the past five years I taught many hundreds of sailors how to prevent, treat and keep a level head with medical trauma at sea.
In 2021 I had the opportunity to train the Dutch TWAC team Mark Slats/Kai Wiedmer and in 2022 a Dutch female team and several Swiss teams. They received an extensive first aid course, maritime first aid kit, medication box and RYA approved medical certificate. For the 2022/2023 edition I’m supporting an English/Dutch team and again a Dutch female team.
In this TWAC medical training, we follow the TWAC protocol when composing the first aid kit and medication box, ensuring you’re all set for the challenge.
Maritime first aid course special adapted for the Talisker Atlantic Row Challenge.
A 4 hourly practical course. You will practice many first aid elements!
Location: Veenendaal, the Netherlands
Specially adapted for the TWAC an extensive medication box by a Dutch pharmacy and equipped based on your personal needs. More extensive than the official Talisker needs of appendix 2!
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