RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship

£99.00

This online course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. In fact, it’s for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing the RYA on-the-water training, such as the Competent Crew course.

This course comes with a £20 voucher* to redeem against our other courses and sailing experiences.

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Course Description

The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship online course offers a great introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills. In fact, it’s for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving, and works well in complementing the RYA on-the-water training, such as the Powerboat Level 2 or Competent Crew courses.

The course should take between 6 and 10 hours to complete and will provide you with a great background into remaining safe on the water.

It’s a highly informative course with lots of opportunities for you to put your new found knowledge into practice.

How long is the course?

The course will take around six hours, but the beauty of it is that you can work through it at your own speed, whenever and wherever you like. You’ll have 1 year from activation of your account to complete the course.

Feedback from course students

“Very useful and informative.  I have the practical experience but learning the theory has increased my confidence.”

“Great course, extremely well presented.”

“An absolutely fantastic course and so glad that I took it – I feel a lot more confident and will be safer.”

“Really enjoyed it. Great videos, great interaction, very educational. Well done.”

What’s included

  • Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course pack which includes; a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook, exercises and an electronic chart plotter CD*
  • RYA Training Almanac* (often an extra charged by other RYA training Centres)
  • Full support from an RYA instructor by email, phone or video call
  • 1 Year access to complete the course from activation of your account
  • RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship certificate on successful completion of the course
  • £20 Voucher to spend on further sailing, training or theory courses

Note: Whilst you can access the online course as soon as your account is activated, we recommend you wait until you receive your course pack before commencing learning

* items sent out FREE to UK addresses within 24hrs of signing up. Delivery charges may apply for delivery outside the UK

Course topics include:

  • Charts and Publications
  • Safety
  • Engine checks
  • Buoyage
  • Tidal awareness
  • Visual and electronic navigation
  • Pilotage
  • Rules of the road
  • Anchoring
  • Weather forecasts
  • Passage planning

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