Course Phone: 0117 929 1153
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.
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.