RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship

Cost:

FREE per person

Duration:

1h

About this experience

This course is available in the classroom and online.

However you decide to take the course, it 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 our on-the-water training, such as the Powerboat Level 2, Start Yachting and Helmsman courses.

It's a highly informative course with lots of opportunities for you to put your new found knowledge into practice. If you decide to take the course online, you will find many interactive exercises to help reinforce the information and lots of chances to try out what you've learned.

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
You will receive a course pack which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook and exercises.

How long is the course?

In the classroom, the course is taught over 16 hours with exercises to complete along the way. It can be covered as a series of short sessions or over two full days.