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RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Online



This course is for those wanting a basic introduction to navigation for things such as dinghy sailing, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding being undertaken in coastal waters. It includes basic navigation skills and passage planning along with some key seamanship elements that any passage plan should consider.

This is a popular course to get you on the water safely and course topics include:

  • Charts and Publications
  • Safety
  • Engine Checks
  • Buoyage
  • Tidal Awareness
  • Visual and Electronic Navigation
  • Pilotage
  • Rules of the road
  • Weather Forecasts

You will receive a course pack in the post which includes a chart, plotter, dividers, course handbook and exercises. Please note that this may be posted in two parcels due to its contents.

How do I get my log in details for the online course?

Once we have received your booking, we will enrol you on the RYA Interactive website and send you an e-mail with your log in details. Please note: If you book this course out of office hours (08:30- 16:30 Monday- Friday) there may be a delay in sending you your log-in details. For any problems please contact the office. 

Data Protection Policy:
To enable access to your online course we need to share some of your personal data with the RYA via your user profile in This learning management website is hosted and maintained by a third party called Learning Pool, who will not use your personal information for any reason other than enabling your course.
Your name and email address will be entered on in order to create your user account. On your first access to the site, you will be asked to enter your address and date of birth. You will have access to the site for one year in order to complete your online course. During this period, your personal information will be held on the website by Learning Pool and be available to this training centre and the RYA for the purpose of managing your course.
On completion of your course, your name, email, date of birth and address will be transferred to the RYA’s central database for the purpose of recording details of the course and any certification you gain as a result of it. This information allows the RYA to record your certification, to update any records they may already hold about you or your qualifications and to verify your certificate if required. After one year from the date of your enrolment on the course, your user account will be removed from
Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access
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