About the Course: The RYA Essential Navigation & Seamanship course aims to introduce the basic concepts of inshore navigation and safety in an easy to understand and enjoyable format. During the course you will be introduced to the basics of navigation including tidal awareness, charts, almanacs and the use of electronic navigation aids such as GPS. You will be taught about harbour entry and departure pilotage including knowledge of buoyage and a basic understanding of the collision regulations so you know who has right of way. Time will also be spent looking weather information and what impact this could have on your passage. You will also learn more about what safety equipment you should carry and how it is used. Towards the end of the course you will put all this information together to plan an actual passage.
Online: Accessing the online course is simple! Once you have booked with us we will send you username and password to start online training. An instructor will be on hand to help with queries during the course via email or phone.