RYA Sailing Courses

RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship

RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course

This course is ideal for anyone interested in sailing, motor boating, sea angling or diving. Its a brilliant introduction to navigation and safety awareness for new or inexperienced skippers and crew, and those wanting to refresh their skills.

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

  • charts,
  • Breton plotter,
  • dividers,
  • course handbook
  • exercises.
RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship

How long is the course?

The course will take around six hours online, but the beauty of it is that you can work through it at your own speed, whenever and wherever you like.

How much does it cost?

Prices from £115 depending on where you live.

Purchase the RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship Course

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