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RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship

RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship

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. The course involves online questions and problems for you to work through at your leisure.

  • What to expect

    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 a wealth of videos to illustrate key points.

    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.  It can take 16 hours or two days.

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