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RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course

Course Phone: 0117 929 1153

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  • RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course
    January 1, 2016 - January 1, 2021
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

The Essential Navigation and Seamanship Course is for people interested in sailing, sea kayaking, motor boating, jet skiing, sea angling or diving. Anything where navigation skills are needed for passage planning or a general understanding of charts, tides, safety and pilotage is essential.

The RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship course will give you the necessary knowledge needed when you’re afloat, from navigation to safety and seamanship to passage planning.  The aim of this course is to give a quick over view and training to people not wishing to undertake long passages offshore or navigating long distances.

A comprehensive course pack is included, containing RYA plotter and dividers, two exercise charts, course handbook, exercises work-book and the RYA chart plotter CD. You only need to bring a pencil and rubber and some note paper. On successful completion you will be awarded your RYA Essential Navigation and Seamanship certificate.

Assumed Knowledge:

None, Beginner.

Course content:

The basics of seamanship, nautical terms, position plotting and heading, chartwork, tides, safety, electronic navigation, pilotage, passage planning, collision regulations, buoyage, weather forecasting, anchoring, emergencies.

Ability after the course:

An understanding on how to passage plan and safely navigate in the daytime in local waters.

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 www.ryainteractive.org. 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 www.ryainteractive.org 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 www.ryainteractive.org.
Full details of how the RYA will deal with your personal information will be displayed when you first access www.ryainteractive.org.


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